Have you ever listened to a song - really listened to it - and thought, "Wait, what the fuck is this song actually about? Love? Death? Partaying all night?" Have you ever tried to logically break down a song and realised that it makes absolutely no sense? Welcome a new segment in my blog called "What the Fuck is this Song About?"
First up, I shall analyse the lyrically masterful song "4ever" by esteemed musicians, The Veronicas. My boyfriend went to school with the Veronicas, true story. Apparently one of them was a massive stoner. That may help us understand the meaning behind these lyrics.
Here we are so what you gonna do?
Do I gotta spell it out for you?
I can see that you got other plans for tonight
But I don't really care
The song is conflicted from the start. The singer is asking someone (I'm going to assume it's a boy) what they want to do. I would assume that the boy would reply with, "Well, I have other plans for tonight." However, the singer replies, "I don't really care." How inconsiderate. What if that boy wanted to visit his dear old grandma?
Size me up you know I beat the best
Tick tock no time to rest
Let them say what their gonna say
But tonight I just don't really care
What are they going to say? "Gosh, that girl sure is rude for not caring about that boy's dear old grandma."
Come on baby we ain't gonna live 4ever
Let me show you all the things that we could do
You know you wanna be together
And I wanna spend the night with you
Yeah, yeah with you, yeah, yeah
Come with me tonight
We could make the night last 4ever
This chorus makes me think of metaphysical poetry, particularly that of John Donne. Most of his poetry was concerned with the transience of life and his own, erm, sexual desires. His poetry follows the theme of "Carpe Diem" - seize the day. In the Veronicas case, they're seizing the day by spending the night with someone. Hello gentleman!
"Seize the day, by bonking me."
Another point of contention in this chorus is the line "We could make the night last 4ever". Let's hope that the boy this song is directed to doesn't suffer from premature ejaculation.
I've seen it all I've got nothing to prove
Come on baby just make your move
Follow me lets leave it all behind tonight
Like we just don't care
Let me take you on the ride of your life
That's what I said alright
They can say what they wanna say
Cause tonight I just don't even care
"Let me take you on the ride of your life" is pretty blatant isn't it? I dare you to use that as a pick up line at the pub. I think that's why she says "That's what I said, allright"... while the boy is staring at her in pure shock.
Lets pretend you're mine
We could just pretend, we could just pretend, yeah yeah
You got what I like
You got what I like, I got what you like
Oh come on
Just one taste and you'll want more
Ooh, I see now! "Pretend you're mine" might mean that the boy in the song has a girlfriend. Ah, it all makes sense now. She's worrying about what 'they' might say, which might be, "You're a horrible bitch for making this boy cheat on his girlfriend and neglect visiting his grandma!"
I wonder what it is this boy has what the singer likes and what the singer has what the boy likes. That's a very confusing sentence. I have a feeling these lines might relate to physical appendages, if you catch my drift.
So tell me what you're waiting for
"I'm waiting for you to stop making me spend the night with you when I have a girlfriend and I want to visit my grandma!"
In conclusion, this song is about a crazy woman with a blatant disregard for the relationship committments of a boy. The crux of "4ever" is "We ain't gonna live forever" - a metaphysical urge to seize the day by forgetting girlfriends and grandmas and being ridden all night long.
I hope that clears things up for everybody.
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