Riley got two different Glee CD’s for her birthday. We were in the car a lot today and it was the first time I’d listened to them. Some of the lyrics are a bit “mature” for my sweet little petunia, and I wasn’t sure about the appropriateness. Then again, it ain’t rap with the nasty explicit language and misogynist message. It could be worse, and you can’t keep them from everything. I pondered these questions as we drove along.
Then a remake of Olivia Newton John’s Let’s Get Physical came on. Holy sexual innuendo! But you know what? As a kid when that song came out, I totally thought it was about aerobics. I actually thought it my whole life until today when I listened to the words. So…I’m guessing my girl will be okay. She’ll only hear what she’s ready to hear and the rest will go over her head.
I was so happy to hear the George Clinton remake, We Want the Funk…and we went cruising down the road, “turnin’ this mother out!”
Yeah, baby…that was us in the maroon minivan. Check it.
You’ve got a real type of thing going down, gettin’ down
There’s a whole lot of rhythm going round
I know. I need help.
But I really do want the funk.