iDle musings with an iPod

Too much time on my hands today. I was trying to find something random to listen to on my iPod. I only have about 10% of my CDs in my iPod and nothing new so I tend to hear the same old mixes over and over. Today I wanted something different but couldn’t be bothered to load in any new music. So I searched for songs that begin with the word “she”. A dozen tunes came up.

She songs worship women

SHE songs worship women

She’s the One – Robbie Williams

She’s My Herione – Skunk Anasie

She’s Got Her Ticket – Tracy Chapman

She’s Gone – The English Beat

She’s Come Undone – The Guess Who

She’s A Lady – Tom Jones

She’s a Carioca – Antonio Carlos Jobim

She Will Never Learn – Deew

She Nuh Ready Yet – Spragga Benz

She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals

She Believes in Me – Aaron Lordson

She – The Monkees

Most of them are sung in blind amorous worship of a woman. A couple are about women in crisis. I liked all of them – just what I was looking for. Mission accomplished. So I did the same thing for “he”. Eight songs came up.

He songs worship the Lord

HE songs worship the Lord

He Will Carry Me – Mark Schultz

He Went to Paris (new recording) – Jimmy Buffett

He Went to Paris – Jimmy Buffett

He Walks with Me – The Statler Brothers

He Touched Me – Tennessee Ernie Ford

He Carves the Roast Beast – James Horner

He Ain’t Done Me Nothin But Good – The Isaacs

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – – The Hollies

Not the same outcome. In fact if it weren’t for Jimmy Buffet I’d have called it a complete wash-out. Half the songs are Christian music. That’s because in Christian music nomenclature it seems the English masculine indefinite pronoun is
synonymous with God. Interesting concept. I didn’t even know I had any Christian music. While the lyrics are rather predictable, I have to admit “He Ain’t Done Me Nothin But Good” is rather catchy in a down-home kinda way.

So what does all this mean? Absolutely nothing. Like I said I have too much time on my hands today. But I can definitely recommend the “She” play list.

BTW – Not understanding the lyrics hasn’t stopped me from signing She Nuh Ready Yet for the past 8 years. Today I finally looked up the lyrics and thought I’d share.

These lyrics may not help much, actually

These lyrics may not help much, actually

She Nuh Ready Yet

Written by: C. Grant, H. Brown

Sung by: Spragga Benz

Well number 1
Yuh nuh have time fi waste
So nuh care bout how a
gal a push up inna yuh face

Hey Hey hey hey hey hey
From ah from ah gal ah gal ah come ah come ah

CHORUS:
Hype up pon yuh an she nuh ready yet
Tell a gal hop off a yuh because yuh delicate
Yuh a nuh di type mek nobadi duh whey Shelly get
Reach fi di sky yaah yuh single but yuh celibate

Dat mean no man naah guh tek yuh fi no ten-o-let
An yuh a nuh passenger plane a gal a Value-jet
Whey she come a try bout she a guh nullify yuh rep
Popular than ever caah yuh have whey nobadi nuh get
Bout inna yuh face she a guh out out a cigarette
Yea yea whatever caah yuh nuh frighten fi silly threat
Higher inna life yuh a profile a duh yuh best
How dem fi pull yuh dung when a yuh a Jah Jah bless

CHORUS

Well good looks dat a di lest
Caah yuh batty an yuh breast
An nuh dat yuh a guh use fi mek yuh rich
No yuh naah guh profit offa sex
No dat a nuh yuh flex
Nobadi naah guh tek yuh fi nuh bitch
Criss like Crissy D weh inna Main Street a Moet yuh a sip
An yuh know a gal history so yuh have har ticket
Only time yuh memba dem a when yuh inna toilet
All yuh duh press di button an she sink like the sh..

CHORUS

Well is a comedy to yuh fi listen when a gal a talk
Everbody see di light suh hoh a gal still so dark
It obvious to yuh say dem a live inna di past
Bout if a man a beat har dat mean him love har off
Whey day mi see one a dem buss up har head
Ah love har up wid piece a iron pipe she nearly dead
Yuh nuh have no time fi dat caah yuh fragile like egg
Next month yuh a guh pon yuh scholarship a Winnipeg

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