Monday, 4 January 2010

Music Lyric Interpretation #1-Black Eyed Peas 'I Gotta Feeling'

So every now and then there comes along a song which just has laughable lyrics, so I intended to study these songs and find out the true and often deep meanings behind them . . .

I got a feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good good night wooh hoo (x4)

Okay, so what we have here is Will.I.Am and co. feeling like they are going to have a really good time! To emphasise this they repeat this like 4 times, because repeating it once, twice, three times a lady would not adequately show how much of a hunch they have that tonight is going to be a 'good night'. Quality wordsmithery from the meth breaths!

"I know that we’ll have a ball
if we get down
and go out
and just lose it all"

Wow, I don't know about you guys, but lose what all?! What are you talking about Will.I.Am? I think the only thing you have lost is your mind. I like to think that they will lose perhaps a wallet, maybe a satchel, or meth. Whatever they want to lose, I think it will lead to a cavalcade of fun times.

"I feel stressed out
I wanna let it go
Lets go way out spaced out
and losing all control"

Sit down Bobby Dylan, the Black Eyed Peas are telling a story, much like your 'Hard Times Gonna Come'. That song was about the hardship yet to come, and 'I've Gotta Feeling' is about hard times past, because Will.I.Am is stressed out, probably because Fergie has pissed her self again, because she couldn't help 'losing all control' of her bladder disciplines. Maybe he is stressed out because he lost his wallet? (see previous verse)

"Fill up my cup

This is the part where Jewish people's foreskins start growing back.

"Look at her dancing
just take it off"

Don't glamourise a 'GET YOUR TITS OUT FOR THE LADS', Black Eyed Peas.

"Lets paint the town
We’ll shut it down
Let’s burn the roof
and then we’ll do it again"

Painting a town, then shutting down a whole town, then burning a towns roof? That sounds very expensive. And if you already burnt the roof down, how can you do it again? I also want to go to a town which has an entire roof. Rooftopia in Lithuania.

"Let's Do it and do it and do it 1
and do it and do it 2
and do it and do it and live it 3
up and do it, do it
do it, do it, and do it 5
and do it and do it and do it 6
and do it and do it and 7"

They really want to do it! This is like a childrens counting game if childrens counting games started off with taking some E with a side of cocaine.

"I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good night
that tonight’s gonna be a good good night (x2)

Tonight’s the night
let’s live it up
I got my money
Lets spend it up

Go out and smash it (smash it)
Like Oh My God (like oh my god)
Jump off that sofa (cmon)
Lets kick it up"

After burning a whole town's roof they still feel like the night is going to be good. You are truly courageous B.E.P. They are going to spend their money up, even though they got told it was wiser to invest in variable stocks and bonds, after all, they are nearly all 40. Who am I to judge?! Jumping off a sofa is what a three year old would do, so perhaps we can assume this song is about never truly growing up. The Peter Pan of shit songs.

"count to 7 and start singing again"


"Here we come
here we go
we gotta rock rock
rock rock rock

Easy come
easy go
now we on top
top top top top

Feel the shot
body rock
Rock it don’t stop stop
stop stop

Round and round
up and down
around the clock clock clock clock"

I think the repetition of the words is suppose to symbolise their excitement for life and clocks. Time keeping turns them on.

"Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday"

What day is it today Saturday. What day is it tomorrow Saturday...wait.

"we keep keep keep keep going up
we know what we say say
party everyday
p-p-p-party everyday

got a feeling (ooooooo ooooooo)
that tonights gonna be a good night
that tonights gonna be a good night
that tonights gonna be a good good night
(oooooooooooo ooooooooooo)"

The night is over Black Eyed Peas, and everyone hates you because you ruined their town and got their sofas dirty. Cunts.


  1. Nice. I appreciate you taking the time to listen to that garbage. They play it at every sporting event now. I just tune it out. It's insultingly stupid.

  2. I do it so you don't have to ever again!

  3. I wonder if the night did end up being any good. Probably not as there was no follow-up song called, "Remeber That Song I Wrote About How I Had A Feeling That The Night Was Gonna Be A Good Night? Well I Was Totally Right. It Was A Good Night. Mainly Because I Didn't Pee My Pants. Not Even One Time. And Also I Didn't Do Any Meths. Except For I Did Do Some Meths. I Mean C'mon You Can't Expect Me To Do Zero Meths. That Is Crazy."

  4. Although I hate every aspect of this song, what infuriates me the most is the spelling. I Gotta Feeling makes no sense. "gotta" is the abbreviation of "i've got to" and makes sense. it saves words, letters, whatever. "gotta", is not, however, an abbreviation of "got a". Actually it's an elongation of "got a". IF YOU'RE GONNA BE TERRIBLE, BEP, DO IT WITH PROPER SPELLING.

  5. Ruining everyone's town and getting our sofas dirty seems an appropriate metaphor what the BEP do to music in general.

    "Like oh my god (like oh my god)" -Black Eyed Peas' tombstone

  6. "Fuck Yo' Sofa! You can buy a new one!" Said Dave Chappelle as Rick James. That was before a recession. That was before he lost his mind and ran off to Africa.

    Times have changed BEP.

    Also I can't believe I am saying this again, but before Fergie...this band used to be pretty good.