Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Use me.

As I was driving my daughter to school this morning a song called "Use Me" by Hinder was playing on my favorite radio station. While I don't much care for the lead singer's voice, the song amuses me, as most songs that are blatantly, in-your-face about sex do.

Here's the song:

And here are the lyrics, in case you can't stomach listening to the end (hey, I know some of you don't like this kind of music!):

She wouldn't spit on me if I was on fire.
She says she loves me, but I know she's a liar.
The sex is good, but God she's got no desire.
That's alright. She's takin' me home tonight.

She's kind of cold, but yet she's hot on the outside.
Last night got nasty and I'm still kind of tongue tied.
I hate to say it, but she brings out my sick side.
That's alright. She's takin' me home tonight.


She's got whole lot of love (Any way you want it)
But it's never enough
(Finish what you started)
Take me to heaven above
(And leave me brokenhearted)
But I won't be a fool and fight it.
She's gonna use me but I like it. Yeah, yeah.

I bet she's wonderin' if I'm worth her while.
She's judge and jury and she's got me on trial.
But I ain't sweatin' cause I'm first on her speed dial.
Yeah, that's right, she's takin' me home tonight.

She always leaves and makes me feel kind of sleazy.
It's kind of cool because she already pleased me.
I'm lying here just thinking this is too easy.
Yeah, that's right, she's takin' me home tonight.

Chorus ad nauseam

ANYway...so we're cruisin' along and a thought occurs to me. I turn to Silver and say, "You know, I could totally sing this song! I could change the genders around and it would work. But how come, when a guy sings it, you chuckle and think what a stud he is, having no-strings sex with a hot babe, but if I sang it, I would come across as a total victim, someone with self-esteem issues who needs lots of therapy?"

Silver sighed, "It's just the old double standard."

Such wisdom, Young Grasshopper!


Buck said...

Such wisdom, Young Grasshopper!

No doubt... at all. Ya done good in raising the girl, Christina. Good On Ya! And Silver, too.

Christina RN LMT said...

Thanks, Buck. She's a pretty special kid, and I really deserve little credit for it. She's just been her own person all along.

HollyB said...

Those lyrics remind me of a more explicit version of the old Bill Withers tune, "Use Me Up."

If you've never heard it, find Isaac Hayes rendition. It's the awesome.

Christina RN LMT said...

Will do, Holly! Thanks.

phlegmfatale said...

Silver's so much smarter than the average bear.

Christina RN LMT said...

True! I'm still ticked off that I couldn't sing this song and have it be accepted in the same vein as when it's sung by a man. Oh, well. Win some, lose some.

Putz said...

i would spit if someone was on fire...wouldn't hurt

Christina RN LMT said...

Right, Putz...couldn't hurt, might help!

4chun Cookie said...

Um I think this song is about me!! LoL....I also LOVE Bad Girlfriend by Theory of a Deadman now that song is TOTALLY ME!!!!