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Skinny Legs-   Joe Tex first admonishes a guy for being embarrassed that “his woman” has skinny legs. He then tries to see if anybody will take her, skinny legs and all. No apparent takers.

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Don't get me wrong, I am a huge AC/DC fan, but sensitive #MeToo-ers might have a problem with some of their songs.

 

Like You Shook Me All Night Long:

 

She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean
She was the best **bleep** woman that I ever seen
She had the sightless eyes, telling me no lies
Knocking me out with those American thighs
Taking more than her share, had me fighting for air
She told me to come, but I was already there
'Cause the walls start shaking, the Earth was quaking
My mind was aching, and we were making it

[Chorus] And you shook me all night long
Yeah, you shook me all night long

Working double-time on the seduction line
She's one of a kind, she's just a-mine all mine
Wanted no applause, just another course
Made a meal outta me, and come back for more
Had to cool me down to take another round
Now, I'm back in the ring to take another swing
That the walls were shaking, the Earth was quaking
My mind was aching, and we were making it.

And, of course, Big Balls.



    

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“You Always Hurt The One You Love” (Clarence Frogman Henry, Ringo Starr).

 

This song might be a stretch: he seems to be apologizing for his poor behavior, but then justifies (explains) his poor behavior by the clever use of circular reasoning involving a dubious premise: 1) you always hurt the one you love 2) I love you 3) that’s why I hurt you 4) if I didn’t love you then I wouldn't hurt you. 

 

Sorry for over-thinking a good song.

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Funny thing, this article showed up in USA Today with 20 of rock's most non-pc lyrics. It's no surprise to find lyrics by the Rolling Stones on the list, but The Beatles made the list also! It includes some lyrics that I hadn't really thought about in years. But sure enough, they would get the boot today! 

 

Here is the link to the entire list. (I see that a few have been mentioned in this thread).

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/01/01/20-rock-n-rolls-most-politically-incorrect-song...

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“You Got What It Takes” (Marv Johnson). She doesn’t dress well, doesn’t drive a fine car, doesn’t look like a movie star and nature didn’t give her such a beautiful face...but she’s got what it takes.

 

I’m ambivalent as to “objectability”. On one hand he goes out of his way to denigrate her. On the other hand he seems to be saying that he is looking beyond these superficialities and appreciates the real person.

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"A Man Needs A Maid" ,  by Neil Young

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“If You Want to Be Happy For the Rest of Your Life” (Jimmy Soul). Extolling the virtues of marrying an ugly woman because she’ll bring you peace of mind and will always prepare your meals on time. Toward the end of the song one guy says “I saw your wife the other day and she is ugly”. The other guy agrees that his wife is ugly but counters “but she sure can cook”. Doubtful if the song would be released today.

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@1968Hoya46 wrote:

“Clementine”. (Bobby Darin). Pretty over the top song about fat-shaming.


I had to look up the lyrics since I didn't remember it. Yeah, it was over the top and would never get played today.

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“Clementine”. (Bobby Darin). Pretty over the top song about fat-shaming.

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This dirty little song is actually about a more than willing 'groupie' girl. It caught some flack in it's day, but with such a catchy tune, it still was a hit for the group. It probably wouldn't fly with #metoo, especially this part -

 

You're sorta young
But you're over age
I don't care cause I like your style
Don't know about your brain
But you look alright

 

All Night Long - Rainbow

 

Full lyrics with comments on this website - 

https://www.songfacts.com/lyrics/rainbow/all-night-long

 

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