Showing posts with label One Lump or Two?. Show all posts
Showing posts with label One Lump or Two?. Show all posts

Monday, June 15, 2009

T.R. Salutes: The Double Entendre Styling of Def Leppard cerca 1987

By: T.R. Slyder,

I can't decide if this line is the best double entendre, the worst, or just the most English. In fact, it's a bit of all three. I guess I'd have to draw a Venn Diagram with all three circles overlapping, to make a visual aid for it.

Anyway, in Pour Some Sugar on Me when the singer asks the sexually-symbolic question, "Do you take your sugar one lump or two?" (3:29 mark below)

(Also, how lame is the wrecking ball motif? I guess that's supposed to be sexually symbolic as well. If you're gonna go with a construction/heavy machinery/demolition theme, I'd go with a jackhammer, personally, but that's a post for another time).
A line that wussy has no business being in any rock song, much less screamed catharticly, like it is in the song, and its just a poor metaphor- I mean, does anyone prefer the one metaphoric "lump" over two? (that was probably the wost line of my blogging career, but you know what I mean). Plus, I've never even heard that line outisde of Bugs Bunny asking Yosemite Sam that, before bonking him on the head for each requested lump, and watching a lump sprout on his head after said bonkings. Further-furthermore, if anyone ever asked that question in the throes of passion, they'd get laughed out of the bedroom.

As buffoonish as that line is, it's still my favorite Rock lyric of all time, and probably the most fun one to sing in the shower.

(See Also: My theory about Absolute Value that made possible my liking of that lyric)