I Wanna Have Boobies

My friend sent me an instant message just a few minutes ago telling me that he’d just watched The Pussycat Dolls new video and he realized right then that they epitomized all that was wrong with America.

I immediately made my way over to YouTube and found the video to watch it myself. Seriously. It is a sad sad day when the chorus of a hit song, sung by young impressionable girls all over the nation- hell, the world- goes like this:

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

You don’t see the problem? Go listen to the song. It doesn’t sound like that’s what they’re singing. I swear up and down that the last line there is, “I wanna have boobies.” A quick search of the internet, including the message board on the Pussycat Dolls’ own website, shows that I’m not the only one hearing these lyrics wrong.

I don’t care what they say. They’re singing that they want to have boobies when they grow up and that’s just wrong. Hmph.

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17 thoughts on “I Wanna Have Boobies

  1. Gosh! I’m sure I never even thought about wanting to have boobies when I was a kid lol. In fact, by the age of 12, I was desperate to get rid of them!

    I haven’t seen the new Pussycat Dolls new video yet though. I think maybe it’s about time I went for a Youtube Search.

  2. 2 realities that it takes people forever to realize while they’re growing up (and some never do): 1. Being your own person is possible; you don’t have to follow the herd. 2. There’s plenty of time in life to have boobies, periods, hair, and other physical aspects of adulthood; don’t rush it.

    C’est la vie about the video — it’s just another in a long line of unrealities perpetuated by various mass medias. I hate it, but apparently it sells.

  3. Dawn – Well, they don’t ACTUALLY say it (supposedly), but I swear they do. I really wanted breasts until I got them and then it was such hell that I wondered why I ever wanted them in the first place!

    Nathan – Yup, it’s only after you’re an adult and realize how much you hate it, that you wonder why you were in such a rush to get there.

  4. I thought that exact same thing when I first heard the song. And speaking as someone who did not have boobies until I was almost seventeen and then BAM! got way too much…boobies are highly overrated.

  5. Hey, Lady!!! I haven’t been to your site in a long while! I agree, it sounds like boobies…in fact, I just blogged about it, so it is funny how this is the first post that I read when re-visiting your website!

  6. Vegas – I made my husband listen to it and he heard the lyrics right so I was beginning to think it was just me that misheard it. Glad I wasn’t! And yes, they are highly overrated.

    H – Hello! That’s too funny that you just blogged about it, too.

  7. There’s nothing wrong with “boobies” in the song, after all, they’re just a part of life. Now, if they said “i wanna be a prostitute” that’d be different

  8. Marissa – Hey, if people want to have boobies, that’s fine by me. I just think that on the scale of things of import of things to encourage young listeners to want? Boobies shouldn’t make the chorus. Which, of course, it doesn’t- it just sounds like it.

  9. I always wanted to have boobies when I was little and thought about myself “growing up.” That misheard line was actually one of the reasons I liked the song so much…haha, just thought it was SO true! :p

  10. I swore it too, and thats why I loved the song so much, then my sons like, nah its groupies, and I say Bull, so he starts bringing it up on the net to prove me wrong, so I have to go O K, but its definetely like other songs like Rock the Casbah, where it doesn’t sound like Rock’s being said. Anyway I still like it.

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