A fun-time idea to spice up your favorite love songs….
If there’s anything that has inspired the poetry of music it’s love. Love here, love there… Fun love, bad love, star-crossed love. Breakup songs, hook-up songs and everything between…. It cannot be argued that love isn’t a major theme in music.
Well, whether you roll your eyes at them when they come on the radio, get played as bumper music or scene breaks in movie, or whether your heart just glows and well, you just love a love song, I have a little concept which will either get you through the song without hurling or absolutely ruin your favorite love song…
Yes, lunch. The next time you hear a song that mentions “love”, simply replace the word with “Lunch”.
Now you might think it’s absolutely crazy… Yeah, maybe so, but try it. Keep in mind the reference to “love” in the song has to be as a noun. It is kind of awkward if it’s any other form (verb/adverb). It works best and smooth if the song is referring to love as a thing, not an act or description…
Let’s give it a go with some classics.
The Beatles: “All You Need Is [LUNCH]“
(Sing along, now…. “Lunch, lunch, lunch…. Lunch, lunch, lunch….”)
Get the idea? It works great to turn a yawning boo-fest into a noon-time anthem. With lunch as my savior, there’s nothing to stand between me and fucking puke-fest music….
MEATLOAF: “I Would Do Anything For [LUNCH] (but I won’t do that)”
Sing it! “As long as the stars are burning…. I will do anything for lunch… I would do anything for lunch….”
VAN HALEN: “A’INT TALKING ‘BOUT [LUNCH]“
“Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Lunch!…. My Lunch is rotten to the core….”
Yeah, we rockin’ lunch now! Howsabout some Zep?
LED ZEPPELIN: “Whole Lotta [Lunch]“
“Way Down Inside…..Woman! You need….. lllluuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnch!!!!!”
If you’re clever and don’t push the issue too much, you can alter some lyrics further and they work really well. Again, “lunching” doesn’t work as a substitute for loving, but there’s other irresistible options that come along…
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: “Some [Money] For [Lunch]“
“Don’t you want some money for lunch…. oooooh don’t you need some money for lunch, you better find some money for lunch….”
Get the idea? My personal favorite lunch song:
BOB MARLEY: “Is This [Lunch] That I’m [Eating]?”
“Is this lunch, is this lunch, is this lunch, is this lunch that I’m eating? (I wanna know now…)”
Remember, “I wanna lunch and treat you right” DOES NOT work. It’s gotta be a noun.
So there you have it. There are countless “Lunch” songs to sing along with. So now if you’re stuck listening to repetitive radio playlists of any genre, or perhaps you’re doing some karaoke and you want to slip in a change-up to look extra fabulous, you have the tools to do so.
If you’re the older “Free Lunch” boomer type and I’ve ruined your classics from the “Summer of Lunch”, well, too bad so sad.
No less, may your lunch be unconditional, everlasting and, well, a pure lunch…. Only lunch and understanding can save the world.