Songversation: LMFAO Yes

This week I am launching a new column on Ooph titled, Songversation. Once a week I will take a song that your teens and tweens are listening to. I will share the lyrics of the song with you and offer you a conversation that you might have with your son.

Truth is, no matter how much you want to shelter your kids from crass music, you won’t be able to. The radios play it, their friends play it and they are downloading it to their iPads. The only option left is to discuss it with your boys. 

One tip I will give you is this. The only place with access to iTunes in our house is my computer. Therefore every song downloaded is a song I see. This helps me with two things. One. Staying on top of current teen pop culture. And two? I get a really awesome workout playlist. (Which is where I am usually subjected to the horrifying lyrics for the first time. But the beats rock.)

This week’s song is Yes, by LMFAO. I have listened to this song on the radio and enjoyed the beat with the kids in the car. I hadn’t paid attention to the lyrics as it is usually pretty loud in my car between the Can I’s and the Will you’s and the non-stop bickering. This week I was out for a run and the song came on my new hip playlist. 

Every day I see my dream

Every day I see my

Every day I see my dream

Every day I see my dream

Ev-ev-every day I see my dream

Every day I see my

Every day I see my dream

Every day I see my dream


So far, inspiring right?

Every time I dive in my pool

It’s hard to be humble

When I do the breastroke through an underground tunnel

And come up on the other side in a jacuzzi


How cute is that. This guy is successful and I am so proud of him. (I’m totally not kidding. I was thinking in my head, wow, you go on with your bad self.) And then…

Being greeted by two naked models with suds on there booties

They give me hugs and lots of kisses

And they ask me what my wishes

I say go and call your bitches

Cause there’s gonna be a party

Next they wash my body as a team

And then the say “foo your royal penis is clean”

And I’m like…


*Insert the needle across the record sound here* Ummmm. I’m sorry. Come again?


So this is where you can run home screaming that your kids will not listen to this type of crap ever again and that you are going to burn every Apple product you own. Or? Where you could choose to turn it into a songversation. 


Talking Points:


1. I am sure you would never do this, but it is really important that you never call girls, bitches or hos or any other derogatory term. Girls are to be respected at all times. The way you talk about girls is a direct reflection of who you are, not who they are. Represent yourself with class. Treat women with the same respect you would want your mom or sister treated. (You might add, “If I find out you disrespect a girl in any way, I will start posting those special photos I have saved over the years for just such an occasion to your Facebook wall.”)


2. You understand that this guy is either totally lying or he paid those so called “models” to be waiting for him right? Because this kind of thing is not reality. And if it is? You should stay as far away from those “models” as you can. Because it would be pretty safe to assume that they have been real close with a whole lot of royal penises. (You might want to phrase this differently, but that is actually how I talk to my kids.)


Any other suggested talking points?