"Now, the dudes are lining up cause they hear we got
But we kick 'em to the curb unless they look like Mick
These clubbing cuties are looking for old, craggy guys? If I tried to put this line in a novel, my editor would be, like, um, have you SEEN Mick Jaggar? She'd never let me get away with something just because it sounds good.
Maybe Kesha thinks her listeners are too young to know Mick Jagger. The other day "Tick Tock" came on as I drove my 10 year old to art lessons. Having already discussed the use of Jack Daniels in dental hygiene, I said:
"The thing is--Mick Jagger's not very good-looking."
"Oh, I know," she said.
"You know who Mick Jaggar is?"
"I googled him."
I quickly asked her to never, never, never google things she hears in Lady GaGa songs. Later I found out my teenager daughter had become a Facebook fan of the group: I Don't Think Kesha Knows What Mick Jagger Looks Like! (She's also the one who explains Lady GaGa songs to me.)
So why aren't pop songs edited? My friends who write picture books sure aren't allowed to get away with convenient rhymes. I'm not allowed to put things that don't make sense in my novels.
Or could it be that the teen vampire obsession has taken a new twist and really old guys are the new hotties...
Here's the song if you haven't heard it: