Friday, April 25, 2008

Mika Trilogy - Part 3


Greetings.

One more Mika tune before I let it go....By the way his name is pronounced Meeka!

The final song I’d like to highlight before you all go out and by his CD is “Lollipop.”

So what could a song called Lollipop possibly be about? Love, of course. In Mika style, he playfully compares love to sucking on a lollipop. Oh the metaphors and meanings abound! I’ll let you make up your own mind...

Below are a best guess at the lyrics.

“Lollipop,” Mika

Hey, what's the big idea?

Yo Mika.

I said,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down,
I said,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down.

Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love,
Oh love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love,
Oh love's gonna get you down.

I went walking in with my mama one day,
When she warned me what people say,
Live your life until love is found,
'cause love's gonna get you down.
Take a look at the girl next door,
She's a player and a down right whore,
Jesus loves her, she wants more,
Oh bad girls get you down.

Singing,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love,
Oh love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love,
Oh love's gonna get you down.

Mama told me what I should know,
Too much candy’s gonna rot your soul,
If she loves you, let her go,
'cause love only gets you down.

Take a look at a boy like me,
Never stood on my own two feet,
Now I'm blue, as I can be,
Oh love come and get me down.

Singing,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love,
Oh love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love,
Oh love's gonna get you down.

I went walking with my mama one day,
When she warned me what people say,
Live your life until love is found,
Cuz’ love's gonna get you down.

Singing,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down.
Say love (say love), say love (say love),
Oh love's gonna get you down.
Say love (say love), say love (say love),
Oh love's gonna get you down.

Mama told me what I should know,
Too much candy gonna rot your soul,
If she loves you, let her go,
'cause love only gets you down.

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, lollipop.
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, lollipop.

Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down,
Say,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Oh love's gonna get you down

The song reminds me thematically of Sting’s, “If you love Somebody, Set Her Free,” but the sentiment is ancient - love is not about holding tightly.

Two lines I love...

Jesus loves her, she wants more...

And,

Too much candy gonna rot your soul...

You can see the video at the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F99IuKUCAc4

Every Blessing.

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