Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Group: Spears song has secret obscene meaning"

I think they may be on to something. Too bad it's so unoriginal.
NEW YORK - The Parents Television Council is warning parents about the Britney Spears song "If U Seek Amy" and urging radio stations not to broadcast it because the nonprofit organization believes it "would violate the broadcast indecency law" if aired between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Saying the title phrase quickly out loud produces a sound akin to spelling out the F-word, said PTC president Tim Winter. "There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it's certainly not about a girl named Amy," he said of the track, the third single from Spears' new Jive album, "Circus."

In case you don't get it, If-U-Seek-Amy roughly sounds like F-U-C-K-me. Or something like that. I think the Parents Television Council is right in that Spears is engaging in a bit of double entendre flirtation, but I also think they are making too much of it. Too bad the bit's been done already. April Wine did a much better job of it in 1982 with "If You See Kay."

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