Sue: I'm twenty-six years old and I'm not married
I don't even have any kids and I can't cook
Eminem: I'm over here Sue, you're talkin to the plant, look!
This one just comes across to me as funny; he tells the lady that she's talking to a plant and not to him!
Submitted by: Tom Foolery
Hey, haven't you got a gnome to go to?
Bowie finds the garden dwarf sitting on his doorstep, so it seems to me this is one of Bowie's first 'creepy characters' but here (the single is from '67) it's all fun.
Submitted by: Debbie
It's so hard to baf aoo abouf
With all this marbles in mouth
I've seen part of the music video and when he says this marbles start spewing from his mouth. It comes across as funny to me.
Submitted by: Whatever you wanna call me
I confess to have a willingness and wanting for you
to have you here by me, near by me, all my life through
That has to be the biggest mouthful in rock history...and one of the strangest couplets around.
Submitted by: Ben Kalafut
His arms are around me and his tongue in my eye.
Ok...um, eww, anybody? Wow, that's some freaky dream. You kinda hafta shrug this one off with a confused giggle, right? Well, I do, anyway.
Submitted by: Ken
You swing your a** all down.
James says that after Kirk's guitar solo in the song. I think that line is funny.
Submitted by: I.P. Freeley
's, "You Shook Me All Night Long"
...telling me no lies,
knocking me out with those American thighs.
At least we know the woman is American. Given the rest of the song's lyrics I'm pretty sure I know what this line means but I think there are lots of ways you could interpret it. Either way I think it's kind of ridiculous and it makes me laugh whenever I hear it LOL.
Submitted by: Edward
He was the nazz
with God given ass
As English is not my native language, I used to think that 'nazz' was short for 'nazarene', so that the image would be that Ziggy was Christ. If that were the case, his hindquarters would certainly be 'God given'!
Submitted by: Maura
But she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts.
This clearly seems like a line that wants to draw a contrast between the "she" and "I" in question. but since the two garments referred to are worn on different sections of one's body, no clear contrast comes out of the line, since one can wear both a short skirt and a t-shirt at the same time. In fact, I've done so myself. About the only way to pull a clear contrast out of the line is to assume that the singer means to imply that each garment referred to is all that is worn by the one said to wear it. But I doubt that that is the intention (if for no other reason than that I know too many parents who allow their kids to freely listen to Taylor Swift). Still, it is pretty funny if one contemplates this only interpretation that will draw a clear contrast from the line! (At least the corresponding line in the second verse -- "She wears high heels, I wear sneakers" -- is more of an actual contrast, because those are two different types of shoes!)
Submitted by: Karen Smith
All the boys think she's a spy,
she's got Bette Davis eyes
So, all the boys mistook this girl for a *spy* because of her droopy eyes?! 'Hey, Mike, check out that girl in our English class! Look at those eyes! Do you think she's a spy for the kgb or something?' I know cold war hysteria was pretty high in early 1980s, but that line always struck me as a desperate leap in logic!
Submitted by: Joy