So I was watching some Jump Start this morning on VH1, (yeah I know- its still on. Weird, right?) and the video for Brit-Brit's "If You Seek Amy" was on.
First off- trashy. 'Nuff said. Y'all knew that.
Then we get to the lyrics. I have to confess that in spite of myself, I think that the title is pretty witty. Probably not original to the writer, but still witty. When I finally figured it out, about 3 weeks after I heard it for the first time, I giggled quite a lot. (It's super gay that they changed the title to "If you see Amy" for the radio edit, because now it makes even LESS sense, but whatever.) I figured "Yeah Brit-Brit, you tell the public. You pulled the wool over all of our eyes! Now we know you're making a comeback and its going to be a quippy one."
But then I felt betrayed. The song itself is completely stupid. (I know I shouldn't be that shocked/upset over a "Spears Classic", but there you go.) I feel like the lyricist used up any creative juices on the title. Brit-Brit has always overused the "ooh bab-eh, bab-eh" and this song is no exception. At one point, however- this song ACTUALLY has the words "Ha ha hee hee ha ha ho."
HOW MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE AS A POP STAR BEFORE YOU CAN START PAYING SONG WRITERS WHO WILL WRITE SONGS WITHOUT GIBBERISH LYRICS?!!??
I know you're all thinking to other pop MEGASUCCESS stories that used gobbledeegook lyrics too, like "You make me wanna La La" and "The Scatman", but really- Brit-Brit, is this the company you want to keep?
You can do better than that.