Tunesday-An American Girl by Bonnie McKee

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After yesterday’s post it’s time to lighten the mood for Tunesday. Here’s a cute little ditty from Bonnie McKee. Crank it up baby and dance your pants off!

I fell in love in a 7/11 parking lot
Sat on the curb drinking slurpees we mixed with alcohol
We talked about all our dreams and how we would show ’em all (whoa oh oh oh)
I told him I got a plan and I’m gonna dominate
And I don’t need any man to be getting in my way
But if you talk with your hands then we can negotiate (whoa oh oh oh)
I just keep moving my body (yeah)
I’m always ready to party (yeah)
No I don’t listen to mommy (yeah)
And I’ll never say that I’m sorry

Chorus
Oh I’m an American girl
Hot blooded and I’m ready to go I’m loving taking over the world
Hot blooded, all american girl (Whoa) I was raised by a television
Every day is a competition Put the key in my ignition (Oh-way-oh)

I wanna see all the stars and everything in between I wanna buy a new heart out of a vending machine
Cause It’s a free country so baby we can do anything (Whoa)
I just keep moving my body (yeah) I’m always ready to party (yeah) No I don’t listen to mommy (yeah) and I’ll never say that I’m sorry

Chorus
Oh I’m an American girl Hot blooded and I’m ready to go I’m loving taking over the world Hot blooded, all American girl (Whoa) I was raised by a television Every day is a competition Put the key in my ignition (Oh-way-oh)

You know we’re gonna shine so bright (Oh we’re gonna shine so bright…) Oh baby gonna go all night (Oh we’re gonna go all night) You know we’re gonna shine so bright (Oh we’re gonna shine so bright…) Oh baby gonna go all night

Chorus
Oh I’m an american girl
Hot blooded and I’m ready to go I’m loving taking over the world Hot blooded, all american girl (Whoa) I was raised by a television Every day is a competition Put the key into my ignition (Oh-way-oh)

Oh I’m an american girl
Hot blooded and I’m ready to go I’m loving taking over the world
I’m an American girl…

8 thoughts on “Tunesday-An American Girl by Bonnie McKee

  1. Persoanlly I think the lyrics are degrading to women. Rasied by a TV with no power to do the right thing and reject more then not? We can do anything we want is not in the democracy equation. In fact it is one of the main things that made democray tough to sell.

    • I believe it’s more degrading to the current culture in general – OR – is it actually an accusation against it, draped in artificial praise of it?
      That’s always the trouble with this stuff though, isn’t it? Much like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is intent.
      Regardless, she’s no Judy Garland, on that I think we can agree… =)

      • I beleive it is more ignorance of what democracy really is and just will not for one reason or another admit it. Everyone prasied it cherished it but can not explain it.Far from an accusation. However we both agree the lyrics killed the whole song. I call it draped ignorance.

      • My dears, please know that the song is meant tongue in cheek. The young woman is a doll. She’s very funny and a little talented. The three of us each have daughters, and we know how to raise them up to be strong. We give them power. Not the tv. Not music. We as parents do.

        I love bubble gum music. I love cute girls with crappy voices singing crappy lyrics to crappy tunes.

        My kids are music nerds and classically trained vocal performers. They know the good stuff and can sing it well. They also have their guilty pleasures, as do I. Bonnie McKee, well she is one of MY guilty pleasures.

        PEACE,

        Nae

  2. I just saw raised by the television as a reflection on the way teenagers soak up fashion and the ‘ideal’ lifestyle from the celebs they see there, for my generation it was magazines, top of the pops, and MTV, the generation before that the big screen and magazines, whatever she meant by it however has sparked debate which can never be a bad thing

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