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LYRICS FOR LUNCH

LYRICS FOR LUNCH

By Lindsay Tucker & Aviv Rubinstien
A podcast serving you the snackable meanings behind your favorite songs.
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"Who Let the Dogs Out?" And Other Unanswered Questions
Is "Who Let the Dogs Out" proof that time travel exists? Or that telepathy is real? Is it just an earworm infinitely floating through space and time? These questions and more as we uncover the origin of the Baha Men's biggest hit. 
01:26:42
June 11, 2021
Taylor Swift’s “the last great american dynasty”: An ode to Great Gatsby-esque "Holiday House" heiress, Rebekah Harkness
On her Grammy-winning album Folklore, Taylor Swift regales listeners with a tale of the eccentric dance patron and philanthropist Rebekah Harkness — who once owned Swift's Watch Hill, Rhode Island mansion (aptly named "Holiday House"). But there are way too many peculiarities to Rebekah's story than could ever fit within 3 minutes and 50 seconds. That's where we come in. From fish tanks filled with Scotch to missing bodily remains — with appearances from Salvador Dali, LBJ, and B.K.S. Iyengar along the way — our detailed retelling of Rebekah's life and death has got a little something for everyone.
01:54:25
June 4, 2021
N.W.A's Anti-Establishment Rallying Cry "Fuck Tha Police"
Last summer, 32 years after its release, streams of N.W.A's "Fuck Tha Police" surged nationwide in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. Here, Lindsay and Aviv recount the story behind the song as depicted in the 2015 movie Straight Outta Compton: Paintball wars, Arsenio Hall, the return of Lindsay Lohan Cool J, separating fact from movie fiction, FBI letters ... and  the making of the biggest protest anthem of our time -- and why it's as important as ever.
01:33:37
May 28, 2021
"Love Take Me Down" To Hoax Town
This week we've got it all: Beatlemania, musical hoaxes, untimely deaths, and plenty of copy cats. 
01:43:42
May 21, 2021
Madonna's Controversial Banger "Like A Prayer"
In 1989, Madonna flipped off industrial capitalism, institutionalized racism, and religious fanatics everywhere. Then she danced on the ashes. And it was glorious. 
01:09:48
May 14, 2021
Blues Traveler's "The Hook," Line, and Sinker
Blues Traveler's sharp-tongued work of metafiction is the stuff karaoke dreams are made of. Plus! A Twitter-troll nightmare we wish we could forget.  sGjjX1hmpfmcynXGf6BW Hosted by Lindsay Tucker & Aviv Rubinstien. Intro compilation by Aviv Rubinstien. Outro music by Bella's Bartok.  http://bellasbartok.com/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/3B6zmdjSaNEglCKouagGpo sGjjX1hmpfmcynXGf6BW
01:00:02
May 7, 2021
Aretha Franklin's Equity Anthem "Respect"
How Aretha Franklin turned an ode to patriarchal prejudice into an anthem of female empowerment for the ages. 
01:01:02
April 30, 2021
"Drivers License" to "Deja Vu" — The Olivia Rodrigo Starter Pack
We've got the dirt behind Olivia Rodrigo's monster breakout hit "Drivers License" and its followup companion piece, "Déjà vu"—Plus all the teenage Disney drama and TikTok love-triangle theories our little hearts could handle.
01:01:08
April 23, 2021
Fastball "The Way" to the Eternal Highway
How the tragic 1997 disappearance of Lela and Raymond Howard inspired a megahit that saved Disney's Hollywood Records.
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April 17, 2021