Everything you knew and loved about these songs is about to turn out to be a lie because that songs you thought were innocent and sweet are often actually about the opposite. Think “Born in the USA” is a patriotic anthem? Think again.
The song’s original writer, Neville Livingston, allegedly confirmed the rumor, according to an unnamed source.
“I’m surprised it took people this long to figure out,” Aazios’s source alleges Livingston said. According to this close friend, Livingston wrote the song after a woman told him she didn’t need him, since she had a sex toy she called the “electric slide.”
This song isn’t a love tribute to a beloved African American woman and it is most definitely not something about the sweetener that brings us all chocolate chip cookies. This song is about white plantation owners raping their African slaves.
Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he’s doing alright
Hear him with the women just around midnight.
Ah, brown sugar how come you taste so good?
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should
Also, the repeated hook of “Tutti frutti, aw rooty” was not the original lyrics of the song, before it got picked up to be recorded. When performing live, Little Richard sang the following:
Tutti Frutti, good booty / If it don’t fit, don’t force it / You can grease it, make it easy.
The lyrics were then changed in studio to “Tutti Frutti, all rooty” (all rooty was slang at the time for “alright”) so that the rest of the song didn’t make sense, making it more marketable. Yes, that’s right. The song you most likely danced to like an idiot when you were three and didn’t know better was really… much more adult.
According to Dan Wilson, Semisonic lead singer, it’s about being “bounced from the womb.” As in, your mama’s belly. In the above video he points out a lot of lyrics that make you go, “oh, yeah, I guess it is about the birth of a baby.” For instance: “This room won’t be open till your brothers and your sisters come.” Like a Virgin – Madonna
I was beat, incomplete
I’d been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new
Says Steinberg, “I was saying … that I may not really be a virgin – I’ve been battered romantically and emotionally like many people – but I’m starting a new relationship and it just feels so good, it’s healing all the wounds and making me feel like I’ve never done this before, because it’s so much deeper and more profound than anything I’ve ever felt.”