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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.


PDA

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
(hmm, nasty)

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. 

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