Lyrical Poetry

I couldn’t keep myself from laughing when, for the first time, I heard the song “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne on the radio.

So come over here and tell me what I wanna hear
Better, yet, make your girlfriend disappear
I don’t wanna hear you say her name ever again

She’s like so whatever
And you could do so much better
I think we should get together now
And that’s what everyone’s talking about

Hey, hey, you, you
I don’t like your girlfriend
No way, no way
I think you need a new one
Hey, hey, you, you
I could be your girlfriend
Hey, hey, you, you
I know that you like me
No way, no way
No, it’s not a secret
Hey, hey, you, you
I want to be your girlfriend

I’m not positive, but I’m thinking she won’t be speaking at a feminist convention any time soon.  Does anyone actually like this song?  Do they listen to it and think, “Whoa, she really gets me.  That Avril–always meeting me right where I am with her musical poetry”?

That’s not at all what I had intended in posting when I opened my internet browser, but I couldn’t resist such an easy target.

One thought on “Lyrical Poetry

  1. Yeah, I heard that song on the radio and thought, "Oh my, she's regressed beyond Sk8tr Boi." The lyrics are so basic language-wise, it argues against the whole songs as poetry idea. The song seems to say, "Leave your apathetic preppy girlfriend for a bossy, barky one who speech is one step up from a caveman."

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