NEW SEGMENT: LYRICS IN PRINT

October 3, 2008

mike


“SEVENTEEN”
by Winger

I saw sparks fly, from the corner of my eye

And when I turned, it was love at first sight

I said please excuse me, I didn’t catch your name

Oh it’d be a shame not to see you again

And just when I thought she was comin’ to my door

She whispered sweet and brought me to the floor, she said

I’m only seventeen, but I’ll show you love like you’ve never seen

She’s only seventeen, daddy says she’s too young, but she’s old enough for me

Come to my place, we can talk it over, oh everything going down in your head

She said take it easy, I need some time, time to work it out, to make you mine

And just when I thought she was comin’ to my door

She whispered sweet and brought me to the floor, she said

I’m only seventeen, you ain’t seen love, ain’t seen nothing like me

She’s only seventeen, seventeen

(Solo)

Such a bad girl, loves to work me overtime

Feels good (ha), dancin’ close to the borderline

She’s a magic mountain, she’s a leather glove

Oh she’s my soul, it must be love

She’s only seventeen, still she gives me love, like I’ve never seen

She’s only seventeen, daddy says she’s too young, but she’s old enough for me

She’s everything I need, daddy says she’s too young

But she’s old enough, old enough for me


you can get it here:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005Q3AN/mikeshinoda-20


PS: can you f***ing believe they released a song like this? HAHAHAHA

mike

52 Comments

  1. linkingal007 on November 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Wt*, I have not stop by like… All the comments here are at least a month old. Nvm. Anyway, this is hilarious. Say, Mike, why not you check out Maroon 5’s “This Love” MV? 100 bucks say you’ll be ‘on’ cloud nine. Ahahahahaha

  2. rockermeg on October 6, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Heyy great idea (-:
    What about Right Now (off Rising Tied) on the second verse,it sounds like “Sneaking through the border just to work and eat a real dinner”
    But is it???
    Whoever they are(and i have no idea by the way)they are sick. Hey buddy,ever heard of this thing called “the law”??
    Its a crazy concept but it seems to work
    Anthony Kiedis started giong out with one of his girlfriends on her seventeenth birthday! And he was what,30?31?
    And he slept with a 14 year old…
    I’ve read his bio too many times,,hehe (-:
    Doesn’t stop the fact that he’s AWESOME
    xxx

  3. Mandie747 on October 6, 2008 at 6:36 am

    so how about i think this song should be for r. kelly…..
    umm yea the dudes a petifile (sorry i dont know how to spell)
    tell chester to get better. and keep up all the good work. and ur show in pittsburgh was amazing and a half!!! =]
    <3 The original M-Dizzle Yo!

  4. Ezza on October 5, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    hmmm not slightly disturbing!!!

  5. BuffLilS on October 5, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Ooooh, wtf is this? Oh my Goood (Mike :P blushing)…. uh… well, okey, that’s not very normal, do You? Hmmm… I can’t think about it… rather…

  6. Madlen on October 5, 2008 at 11:29 am

    That is so true:DYou think you know the lyrics but when you look them up…holy shit:DBtw this song reminds me of another one in which the story was similar:DIt was about some guy “falling in love” with a seventeen year old but he found that out in the end:DBut I don’t remember the band…

  7. nillp on October 5, 2008 at 8:53 am

    yeah. it’s awesome how some people sing some things without really knowing what they really say.. xD

    and yeah, after reading this, i said “Holy shit…did they really just say that?”

    HAHA ¬’

  8. Doomguy13 on October 4, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    coughmessedupsongcough Well, that was a messed up song. I really like what you are trying to do here. It is very true that songs sound one way, and read another way, and I am glad you are doing this for the masses.

  9. Hybr1d_7h3ory on October 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    This is a great idea…I do this all the time especially with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but most of that is incoherent phrases thrown together that somehow make complete sense.
    I like the background change a lot, I was totally wondering if artists such as yourself check on information posted on Wiki. I was also wondering since you did draw it and write the song, but I was wondering if its alright with you if I got the Hybrid Man tattooed on me and used “Kenji” as the background music for a presentation I have to do on the Japanese-American’s perspective on internment camps during WWII.

  10. KATHYxx on October 4, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I believe you are familiar with Oingo Boingo, Mike?

  11. ShadowerLiltani on October 4, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    There is a mild undertone of creepiness to that song. I really can’t tell if the lyrics are for or against some old dude dating a seventeen year old… I have seen far worser lyrics than this, trust me. And I’m sure you have too. I haven’t had a real good chance to play Rock Band. They had it at Projekt Rev. in Hartford, but, my friend got to it before me. By the way, ya know that Marine pull up bar thing that looks so much fun? Yeah, sign the waver Alex, real smart. Now they have my name, and they tried calling my house and sending me Marine info. Hehe, the day I learn how to blow out someone’s brains is the day I stick a lethal injection in my arm.

  12. lucky_cat on October 4, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I never played Rock Band but I know the phenomenon with the lyrics … reminds me of a radio feature we have here in Berlin. is somebody from the germans here who knows it? It´s called “Der Agathe Bauer Song” (“Agathe Bauer” in german sounds very similar to “I´ve got the power” from Cutting Crew). You can call them and if you know something in a song that you have misheard, they´ll play it and everybody tryes to hear with your ears … its very funny and always suprising. for those who can understand it:http://104.6rtl.com/cms/index.cfm?uuid=6DF494619DA87E1293F11EBE809E88ED&cat_einstieg=CB0A6EBD-CC4E-4B0B-E857E5EDC479697C … ahhh! this is long …

  13. skindesbous on October 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    It happened to me with Don’t Stay lyrics, I thought Chester sang something like: Somehow I need to be your love (Spanish problems HAHA). There’s a couple more of songs that sound quite diferent from original lyrics, it looks like spanish lyrics(one says something like: Penguin Rodriguez =D). T N S L P P T S O If you read that, now you know how to say “you have an erection” in spanish =D!

  14. Lucie on October 4, 2008 at 11:13 am

    what the hell were they thinking ? oh god hahahaha. rock band is such a great game. we’re always playing this in our parties and i suck so bad. when you’re drunk it’s even more harder; you don’t sing, you’re mumbling.. and playing drums is so difficult, there are just too many things to think about. so, i’m a bigger Rob’s fan now hahahaha. and i can’t wait to the coming out of Guitar Hero 4. In The End and What I’ve Done will be in it and i swear to God, i’m going to play all day long if needed to succeed these 2 songs at the expert level hahaha.

  15. murry on October 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Oh my God. LOL. They got away with a lot in the 80s. I recently had an experience like that with “Copa Cabana.” That song is pretty hardcore, when you listen to the lyrics. Although, I’m pretty sure the background singers say, “Have a banana,” at some point. Oh, and have you ever seen the episode of Arrested Development, when Michael and Maeby sing karaoke on “Afternoon Delight” together? Hilarious! In case someone hasn’t seen it, they’re uncle and niece and that song is really dirty and they didn’t know that until they started it.

  16. analoggirl on October 4, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Ah, yes. Let’s revisit big haired metal bands from the ’80s. Are we really surprised at the lyrical content? lol You know which song I like, but cringe at the lyrics? The Dirty remix for “Oochie Wally” feat. Nas. Not going to post those here though. ;)

  17. Doggie24690 on October 4, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Holy shit, that’s disgusting.

  18. TiffTiff33LP on October 4, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Woooooooow Dude,that is sooooooo wrong.~~_Wow thats something u dont sing every day^I like the new page design,but the other was better.mabye you could do something with blue in it or IDK!!!!!^^I love blue.I like rockband 2.!!!!!!^^*

  19. kihomi on October 4, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Sparkle….sorry but i don’t like the new design of your page…..even i love purple..it’s lack of life.

  20. stardust001 on October 4, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Is that for real?!

    Can’t believe what I’m seeing. :|

    That’s just wrong in sooo many levels! :S

    I really like the new design, it’s awesome. It’s more “friendly”.

    Take care!

  21. Jay_Sensei on October 4, 2008 at 7:39 am

    wooooooooooow that was an interesting song

    you should check out my lyrics in the LPMBs under the forum Workshop and the thread, Jeff’s Work

    they are amazing and i think youd like it too

  22. eirime on October 4, 2008 at 7:17 am

    first, new blog disign is very nice… so about LYRICS IN PRINT… it’s good idea… whan I listen a song I always listen words and latter a sound… so invest more lyrics:)

  23. PankakeMunky on October 4, 2008 at 6:42 am

    i totally agree that you think you know a song and once you get the lyrics, you’re like “wtf?.” this very moment happened to me when a bunch of my friends and i were playing “feel good inc.” from gorillaz on a karaoke game. i honestly can’t believe the chorus goes:
    “Windmill, Windmill for the land.
    Turn forever hand in hand
    Take it all in on your stride
    It is sinking, falling down
    Love forever love is free
    Let’s turn forever you and me
    Windmill, windmill for the land
    Is everybody in?”

  24. nike91 on October 4, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Oh great!!!! :p , what a big love they have?!!!! “only seventeen” (HaHa)!!!!
    hey Mike, nice new Blog….
    Hi from all Moldovian Linkin Park fans…
    p.s: the lyrics r ………. damn……… i can even say it!!!!

  25. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on October 4, 2008 at 6:26 am

    haha holy shit!!! lol thats so nice, i cant belive it..! really nice song :) oh, mike i LOVE this white verson of ur blog.. :) kizz ^^

  26. MarishkaLP on October 4, 2008 at 6:14 am

    LYRICS IN PRINT is a very useful thing. sometimes it happens to me that i don’t understand what the singer’s just said. i’ve even got Linkin Park’s lyrics, because i’m from Ukraine and here’s English language is the one which everybody trys to know but nobody really does [u can notice it lookin’ at my posts]:) that’s why sometimes it’s difficult for me to understand u :) as for the lyrics you printed, haha, i didn’t like it [don’t be offended!!!] silly song in fact :)
    p.s i like your new disign! it’s… brighter!!

  27. Anstice on October 4, 2008 at 6:13 am

    How the Hell old was the guy that wrote that song? Pedophile much? HAHAHAHA. Wow. Anyway, I did the same crap with Umbrella by Rhianna. But, that songs freaking HARD. I think you even experienced that one as well when you tried to do that song on stage, BAHAHHAHA. Poor you. PS – It’s “Took an oath, gonna stick it out ’til the end.” Thank Alejandro Manzano from Boyce Avenue for that one. OH. Speaking of Boyce Avenue. MIKE. Have you HEARD them? UGH. Go search them. Now. Better yet, here’s their Youtube page. http://www.youtube.com/user/boyceavenue ENJOY.

  28. YuN_RoCks on October 4, 2008 at 5:46 am

    haha what a crappy lyric. I mean, I wouldn’t be that brave to actually sing it. by the way, your idea of the ‘lyrics in print’ made me think about the misheard lyrics videos you can find on yoootooob: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3cQseSk_OU

  29. Linkin_Betty on October 4, 2008 at 5:46 am

    hey what’s this xD so funny lyric xD
    btw. nice design! i like this white version..

  30. LenneAB on October 4, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Hahaha! What a weird song!
    But it also works in reverse! When you think it’s a crappy song, ’cause you don’t like the singing, the melody or whatever, and then you just read the lyrics and think ”Oh, that’s damn good”. Happend to me with Incubus’ ”Pardon Me”.
    Uhm…the re-design is pretty…simlpe? ;-) But it looks more friendly, now. I like it.

  31. LPAngel on October 4, 2008 at 4:37 am

    No Mike, i can´t believe they released a song like this, LOL. is this real? XD this song is very funny. i love your posts Mike =), i visit your blog +/- 5 times a day to see if you post anything new =)=). i like the background, it´s very nice ;)

  32. SergSlim on October 4, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Hey Mike!
    Why don’t you post lyrics to the rest of the XERO songs, as you did with Reading My Eyes?

  33. ColorScheming on October 4, 2008 at 3:44 am

    How old is the douche bag when he wrote that song?

    p.s guitar hero world edition is going to own rockband.

    p.p.s- i have done the lyric mix up several times. especially with an eminem song i always thought “trying to lure your kids with him in tibet” LMAO and it was really “trying to lure your kids with him into bed. ” i feel like a dumbass when i do that. i was like holy calamity scream insanity, i cant believe ive been saying it wrong and singing infront of people the wrong lyrics lmao. for like 5 years. haha

  34. Jelly on October 4, 2008 at 3:34 am

    As you said, a song’s lyrics sound one way, but are completely different on paper. Sometimes, the lyrics are ” dimmed ” by the tune =D And it was not until I read the lyrics that I found it kinda… dumb =D And yeah, 17 lyrics are… no word to say =P I’m only 16!

  35. 2T_LP on October 4, 2008 at 3:20 am

    :D:D:D lolll
    “she’s only seventeen” :P:P

  36. shinoda_me on October 4, 2008 at 3:17 am

    LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    that’ll be some day with Linkin Park releases a song like that…
    oh… it’d be hilarious if Chester sang it too… and if you did Mike, RAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA XD

  37. Sonia_LPrnway_ on October 4, 2008 at 2:58 am

    this is so wrong in oh so many levels!

  38. Mel on October 4, 2008 at 2:50 am

    ” a song’s lyrics sound one way, but are completely different on paper ”

    (NODDING)

  39. axrinekey on October 4, 2008 at 1:51 am

    LOL!
    Erm.. WEIRD xD
    and funny…

    I’m checking out the song in youtube now xD

    The lyrics pretty scary, I must say…

    Ooh… their hairs are scary, long and curly…

    Haha!

  40. Shinodabestfriend on October 4, 2008 at 1:41 am

    lol!!! don’t laugh that way, you!!! hahahahahaha!!! :D yes, I can believe it. I’ve listened on songs more….. err…….. “wonderful” as that one you posted…. -.- HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!! (it’s funny) :D :D

  41. misterx on October 4, 2008 at 1:25 am

    HAHAH!
    reminds me of a MSI song!

  42. I_B_Long on October 4, 2008 at 1:14 am

    i actually dont even know the song, but from my experience with karaoke revolution (predecessor of guitar hero) i know how the lyric thing goes. however, on karaoke revolution they actually changed alot of the lyrics to make them clean, which really throws you off (“i hate everything about you” clean is just rediculous)
    and to be quite honest, sometimes when i listen to one of your songs, especialy the HT ones, i go like…wait, THATS what he said? i always thought it was…. thats because i do have the booklet and my english in those days wasnt exactly at its finest..:D
    oh, nice new colours btw. bit too bright for my liking, especially so early in the morning ;)

  43. bec on October 4, 2008 at 1:01 am

    That is so wrong…yet until now I’d never noticed!

    But it’s not really a song I listen to a lot and probably the last time I heard it I was much closer to being seventeen…I feel old now!

    plus bands like this would market their songs to teenagers and are expected to be bad boys. I wonder what the reaction would have been if the Back Street Boys had released this sort of song.

    Found the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZHVkJ1wVFM
    features scary hair, leather fringing and a girl who certainly isn’t 17

  44. Kalini on October 4, 2008 at 12:59 am

    It’s so disappointing to see how actually good bands release songs with so bad lyrics. These guys must be careful what they say in their songs, especially when it’s concerning the teenage fans. I was terrified when I saw 13, 14 year old fans of HIM singing “We are so young, our lives have just begun, but already we’re considering escape from this world. Baby, join me in death. This life ain’t worth living”. Mike, it’s great that you are considering the importance of the lyrics. They can have a very positive message and a very negative message, as well. Krassie K.

  45. AmyLynette_91 on October 4, 2008 at 12:52 am

    we have to believe so… hahahahah
    bye the way…i love this colour!! very soothing!

  46. Raspberry on October 4, 2008 at 12:40 am

    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/27936/nokia-bows-touchscreen-5800-xpressmusic – Nokias’ answer to IPhone … and i was giggling with my daughter at this site where people post lyrics of what they thought songs had … if you have time to look at this, it is so funny!

    Misheard Lyrics! http://www.kissthisguy.com/730songsof-Linkin-Park.htm

  47. msgirl on October 4, 2008 at 12:30 am

    hey…i liked the background…:) that’s nice…..:) hey ! i am seventeen…haha……:)

  48. Zephran on October 3, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Haha.. Those lyrics reminds me of this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jItz-uNjoZA

    Scary to say the least :)

  49. ninguem on October 3, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    mike, sorry, but you can explain this better?! because i never played this game, and i don’t know anything related, not everyone knows about rock band or guitar hero, if you can explain, will be much better thanks

    ps – you could do some posts talking about movies, giving tips etc!

  50. soyuneik on October 3, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    HAHAHA! You get like 500 cool points (see: balls) for just posting that shit., Some one said the word “beat” and summoned me. Who was it? I was in the middle of a crazed bored frenzy. (This is my break). Is there a full moon out?

  51. kate on October 3, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    As disturbing as those lyrics may be, at least they make sense, unlike a lot of Bob Dylan songs. OH, musically related, I was curious: Mike, have you heard of Wing? wingtunes.com or something to that effect. She’s this asian lady who does covers of all sorts of songs- but she’s got a really high pitched, tiny voice and there’s bad kareoke synth music… It’s freaking fabulous and i personally find it funny. cheers.

  52. Carla on October 3, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Haha, I’m sure my friends would have a fit over these lyrics, for obvious reasons. (very…uh, suggestive) However, it’s true about the lyrics thing! Oh yeah, my favorite has to be “GOLD RUSH” from the video game Beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD. lmao, there’s a whole fad about making fun of the song among the players because of it’s bad Engrish lyrics, despite being sung by an American man. The ending goes “Yeah! Yeah! It’s my treating!” We all thought it was “Yeah! Yeah! It’s my Twinkieeee!!”

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