Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gosh Darn Curse Words

Don't judge me.

I have to admit that when I am searching for music, I will almost always go for the "clean" version.

You know, I am not opposed to the use foul language. In the right context it works and in some movies/TV shows/songs, the use of profanity contributes to the story. The Soprano's wouldn't have the same believability if they said "pass the *frickin* ziti", now would they? The best line ever in The Big Lebowski:
The Stranger: Do you have to use so many cuss words?
The Dude: What the f--- you talking about?
The Stranger: Okay, Dude. Have it your way.
Well, maybe it's not the best line ever, "This is not 'Nam, there are rules." is the best line but you get my point.

Back in the nineties when I was angry and single, I loved the song You Oughta Know especially the use of the f-word because it was used so appropriately.

I LOVE the song F*You by Cee-Lo Green, but really HATE the use of the f-word. Sadly it's like the whole premise and it actually supports my point about contributing to the story but I still hate it. To my delight he came out with a "Forget You" version. [begin download] If you can handle the f-word, look at this video of him in a pink suit with his all-girl band... epic.

I also love Tonight I'm Lovin You" and to my horror I found a version "Tonight I'm F-ing You". Really? Aside from the actual profanity, I really don't know what it is I find so offensive. Is it because 'tonight I'm loving you' is sufficient?

I OWN every season of Deadwood, one of the most foul-mouthed series in the history of television with an average of 87 f-words per episode. They use the dirtiest of the dirty and I think it's one of the greatest shows ever. But I can't handle a curse word in the chorus of a song?


mo.honey said...

I love how the album you chose to show is of Justin Bieber.. I think he's so adorable and funny to think of how popular he's gotten! LOLz :)

RollerScrapper said...

lol, I was in the car listening to forget you and said to the captain "this is such a happy song" and he said "except for the lyrics it sounds klike he is saying f-you", so I said "nonsense, they couldn't put a sing like that on the radio", guess ge was right, he has heard the original version and made his comment about that as if I knew about the original. This clears a lot up!

Alison said...

@mo.honey I figured I better just be out with it rather than try to hide it. =)

@Roller did you see the video of him in the pink suit? Seriously sharp, I love it!!!! I love Cee-Lo. Only a black man could pull that off.