Friday, August 11, 2006

Love is Drugs?

I've long held the theory that you can take any popular song written that contains frequent use of the word "love" in the lyrics and substitute the word "drug" or "drugs." I don't actually think that they were written this way on purpose, but some of them are just a little too close for coincidence. Take a look:

"In the name of drugs, what more in the name of drugs" -- U2
"I will always drug you" -- Dolly Parton
"Drugs, drugs will keep us together" -- Captain and Tennille
"Drugs will tear us apart" -- Joy Division
"Hello, I drugged you won't you tell me your name" -- The Doors
"Drug me tender, drug me true" -- Elvis Presley
"I'll do anything for drugs" -- Meatloaf
"To all the girls I've drugged before" -- Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesius
"I think I drugged you" -- The Partridge family

Of course, you may have to change the subject/verb agreement or tense to actually make it fit, but that's all part of the fun of doing this.

"Can you feel the drug tonight?" -- Elton John
"I drugged you just the way you are" -- Billy Joel
"Tonight, I celebrate my drug" -- Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson
"The power of drugs" -- Huey Lewis and the News
"Drugs lift us up where we belong" -- Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Incredible, isn't it? Who would possibly concieve that this could happen? Even more amazing, the most notable offenders are the Beatles. Take a look at this list:

"All you need is drugs"
"Can't buy me drugs"
"Drug, drug me do"
"PS, I drugged you"
"And I drugged her"
"Drug you to"
"Hallelujah I drugged Her So"
"I won't stay in a world without drugs"
"Falling in drug again"

OK, maybe that last one doesn't quite fit, so it must be the exception that proves the rule.

On a final note, I just wanted to make sure everyone understands that I don't condone the use of illegal substances. As an Intergalactic Gladiator, I need to keep in tip top shape and so I make it a point to avoid drugs in any form, except for beer, aspirin, and space steroids.

Er, but not the space steroids, I don't use those.


Karnov said...

Not all drugs are bad. Some of them are great!

Wedge Antillies said...

Oh man, space steroids, you gotta watch out for those things. There was talk that Chewbaca was taking those things, which accounted for his aggressive behaviour. You know, Solo being a smuggler and all, everyone thought it was true.

However, I do have one antihesis to your love/drug idea: Heuy Lewis and the News, "I want a new Love"

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

Wow, many of the songs go from loves song to date rape at the frat house. Yikes

I ahve always like Tina Turners "Whats drugs got to do with it" Oh wait that sound like a Ike Turner plea bargin.

flu said...

I can't believe you left out Robert Palmer!

"Might as well face it you're addicted to drugs."

I also like subbing the word memory/ memories with the word mammary/mammaries in songs.

I'm not completely certain of all the names of the songs, or the artists here, I think... but -

"Hold on to the night... Hold on to the mammaries" is that Richard Marx?

"Thanks for the mammaries" - Bob Hope

"...her mammaries go round and round"... and "my favorite mammary!" - David Ball

Unfortunately, memory is used much less than love.


Professor Xavier said...

Well, instead of "Falling in drug again," you might just have to change it a tad more to make the grammer work - "Falling into drugs again." We all know the Beatles had a lot of experience with that so it's probably what they meant.

Pearl said...

That, is fascinating. I drug it completely.

Michele sent me.

P.S. I am going to have my mental soundtrack filled with all those songs now. lol

Maverick said...

That's hilarious!

Thanks for stopping by & commenting on my site, I gotta do something about the hotlinks in my comments (I'll figure it out!)

Cool site you got here, Mr. Intergalatic Gladiator!! :)

Rene said...

Hi, Michele sent me.

"Drugs are many splendored thing"

Of course, Roxy Music equated the two with "Love is the Drug."

Anonymous said...

well Love is a drug experimental see Jon we are all lab rats and these white mice are testing drugs on us

Theo said...

cute. clever, even.

Michele sent me.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I agree about 'Love is the drug'. Would it be changed to 'Drug is the love'?

Karen said...

Well, that is an interesting theory. I'll have to think about that one. I know someone that adds the words "in bed" to every fortune cookie fortune. It's sort of funny.

Michele sent me today. Hope you're having a great day!

kontan said...

funny how that works!

here from Michele's

Jaina Solo said...

6 words.
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Sky with