What the heck Backstreet lyrics.
From the confusing to the downright questionable and cheesy Backstreet Boys songwriters has gifted us with some interesting lines. The amazing part is that the group chose to sing them. Inspired by a Fangirl Girls Night Out episode I present my picks for the most what the heck lyrics I will be referring to some unreleased songs so if you don't know them you can find them on YouTube.
Let's Do It For Love
Let's make love like it's our last day on Earth
I give the writer credit for using a different hyperbole than the I'll die without you one that it is in so many of their songs. At least I hope it is a hyperbole because she will be in for a rough night Slow down, guy, slow down. I know you're anticipating this but you might overwhelm her especially for her first time. I suppose you have all the time in world.
...feeling every bound of your heartbeat, baby
A bound is a leap or jump as in a single bound. A sound can not leap or jump only echo. Unless it is referring to the feeling of her heartbeat against her chest it makes no sense even metaphorically.
Love Knows I Love You
Baby love knows I love you
Baby love knows the truth
Baby love knows the feeling that is in here
I'd like to know what this personified love is referring to. Is it a higher power? Why is love all of the sudden sentient all knowing being?
Baby I'm lookin for cupid
Can I tie him in a ball and chain...
You know a guy is desperate when he talks about kidnapping a mythical character. Luckily Cupid doesn't exist but he might kidnap an impersonator .
I Did It For You
I had to take a backseat down a backstreet just to realize the world didn't revolve around me.
This is the corniest line in the song. If it is about Nick and/or AJ's battle with addiction it might be subtle reference to the group. Otherwise it a pointless name drop and/ or rhyme.
This song is a total cringe fest to me However there some lines that are cringer than other
Remember at the beach we brought the sheets...
I'll second Decoding Backstreet's confusion about bringing sheets to the beach. Did they run out of blankets and towels that day? Well I guess they would not be able to use chairs.
You're the fingers to my instrument
This could go in so many dirty directions. Therefore, I will leave it to your imagination because it might hurt some sensibilities and mine if I write what I am thinking.
From the Starbucks to the Navajo
This stood out to me in part because I live in Arizona, the seat of the Navajo Indian tribe and it also the name of a county in the state. Since I don't it referring to either of these I will say that it probably referring to a club or a vehicle . Also they are so horny they would have sex in Starbuck after getting coffee. Poor baristas. The parenthetical response is appropriate.
Its Gotta Be You
My hungry heart must be fed
This line makes it clear that the guy is more like loneliess-driven obession than mere infatuation. It sets the tone for the entire song.
Can't see the world I'm walking through
'Cause baby I see only you (oh yeah)
This line confirms my obsession' interpretation. If it was for a celebrity I'd call him a fan boy.
I Wanna Be With you
When the light is fadin'
You know what I wanna do
The ambiguity in this line makes its oddly suggestive Why does the guy want to be with her after dark?. Of course the song is about a guy expressing his initial romantic interest so it could be referring to an evening date unless he wants to rush things.