Sunday, March 05, 2006


Lyric Breakdown Vol. 1: Bobby Darin - Splish Splash

Here we go with a series that might be pretty fun. A musical dissection of song lyrics, and break down of what they actually mean....or what I think they mean. The first song will be Splish Splash by Bobby Darin.

Splish splash, I was taking a bath
Long about a Saturday night

Alright, lets stop right here. First off, Long about? What does that mean? Secondly, is it just me, or is it kind of strange to choose to spend your saturday night taking a bath. Lets continue.

A rub dub, just relaxing in the tub
Thinking everything was alright

This is the only part of the song that makes sense to me. Taking a bath or shower can be very relaxing. So this line makes perfect sense.

Well, I stepped out the tub, put my feet on the floor
I wrapped the towel around me
And I opened the door, and then
Splish, splash! I jumped back in the bath
Well how was I to know there was a party going on

A couple of things are brought to question here. In this part, he wraps a towel around him after getting out of the tub. But then, he "jumps" back in the tub shortly after. 1. Jumping into a tub is very dangerous. 2. Jumping into a tub full of water would result in a large splash that would cause a huge mess, and possibly ruin something. 3. Jumping back into a tub full of water with your towel still on doesn't make sense, because now, what will you dry off with. 4. Why is there still water in the tub to begin with. Was he just going to leave the water there for next time?

They was a-splishing and a-splashing, reelin' with the feelin'
Moving and a-grooving, rocking and a-rolling, yeah

They? Who all is the tub with this guy now?

Bing bang, I saw the whole gang
Dancing on my living room rug, yeah

He saw the whole gang dancing in his living room. So did these people just help themselves to this guys home to throw a dance party? How rude is that? Secondly, this guy seems pretty concerned about his rug. At the moment it seems like the least of his worries. I mean, a crowd of people just broke into his house, and he is standing there naked, and no-one notices.

Flip flop, they was doing the bop
All the teens had the dancing bug

IT'S CONTAGIOUS, I hope I don't get the dancing bug and break into someone's house and start dancing all about.

There was Lollipop with-a Peggy Sue
Good golly, Miss Molly was-a even there, too
A-well-a, splish splash, I forgot about the bath


I went and put my dancing shoes on, yeah

He went....and put his.....dancing shoes on........that's it. So he is just some naked guy only wearing dancing shoes. This is one dangerous bug.

I was a rolling and a-strolling, reeling with the feeling
Moving and a-groovin', splishing and a-splashing, yeah

WTF is he talking about? Is he in the bath or not? I thought he was dancing naked.

Yes, I was a-splishing and a-splashing, I was a-rolling and a-strolling
Yeah, I was a-moving and a-grooving, we was a-reeling with the feeling
We was a-rolling and a-strolling, moving with the grooving
Splish splash, yeah

Yes, I was a-splishing and a-splashing
I was a-splishing and a-splashing
I was a-moving and a-grooving...

This is a horrible song. I feel so sorry for people who thought this stuff was great.
I think the point of this song is to tell the power of peer pressure. Once one person gets a bug, they can infect others with the insanity, cause a riot of massive proportion. I think it was a good idea to ban dancing. Wait, that never happened.

Right on,

Dont you love a band that has a song about ringworms???
Tape worms you SOB...and They are a KICK ASS band.
my tapeworm tells me what to do
my tapeworm tells me where to go
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, HEY
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, HEY
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, HEY
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, HEY

Those are some quality lyrics from your favorite band of all time... well except Korn.
The don't mean tapeworm literally. It is a metaphor...let me do some research on it, and i'll tell you what it represents.
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