Go away, you heartbreaker!
Never tell a girl to go away just because she broke your heart for nothing!
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead
Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
I sure hope you are dead.
Oh, come on. "I sure hope you are dead"? Who turns over, seeing someone sleep and then announce that it'd be better if they never woke up?
Submitted by: Emily Hemmings
Don't come hangin' around my door;
I don't want to see your face no more.
Self-explanatory. In fact, many of the lines in the rest of the song are of an insulting nature.
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
(spoken) Entiendes lo que digo, gringo estupido tonto?
This part, which is actually spoken by comedian Cheech Marin, is Spanish for "Do you understand what I'm saying, you really stupid gringo?" This is insulting in two ways. First of all, 'gringo' is often a disparaging term for an English-speaking Hispanic person. The second way is going a step further by calling the addressee stupid. So it's a double-insult.
Submitted by: Quyjibo
's, "Nobody Likes You (Part 3 of Homecoming)"
Nobody likes you
Everyone left you
They're all out without you
It seems to rub in the rejection of the person being sung to. That can't be good.
Submitted by: Ezma
I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord.
But you don't really care for music, do ya?
Since these are the opening lines to the song, there is no antecedent to the pronoun "you". While later verses seem to maybe make the song addressed to a love interest with whom the singer has co-habitated, the lack of an antecedent in these opening lines means that "you" seems to be addressed to any random listener. It is rude and/or presumptuous to confront any possible random listener with the leading question "But you don't really care for music, do ya?". If anything, the fact that one is listening to the song suggests that that one DOES care for music.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
Some people say a man is made outta mud.
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood,
Muscle and blood and skin and bones,
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong.
Not all poor men are weak-minded, by any means!
Submitted by: Lisa Rose
Someday at Christmas, men won't be boys
Playing with bombs like kids play with toys.
This song was charming when first done by Stevie Wonder in 1967. But this cover done in 2016 (almost half a century later) by Jackie Evancho shows that these lines are insulting when sung by a woman!
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening
Men my age,poor old darlings, they're worried and they're hairy
Some of them drink too much, a whole lot them are married
And honey here I am on the threshold of all that fun
I'm gonna try my best to cross it with a younger one
The song disses the men her own age and she's repulsed by the sight of both chest and back hair.
Submitted by: Tarzan
We sell drugs to children now, oh why can't we just see
That all we do is eliminate our future, the things we do today
Money is our incentive now, so that makes it OK
It's sad and tragic. There is no acceptable reason to sell drugs to children; it's a cruel way to get money and honestly not OK!
Submitted by: David Pratter