I love...lamp? Songs about a love for an inanimate object

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The Chills: I Love My Leather Jacket
Donovan: I Love My Shirt
Belle and Sebastian: I Love My Car

Note: It doesn't have to follow the formula down to the "I love _____" song title, but it does have to be pretty much about the love for that given object.

Cunga (Cunga), Thursday, 1 February 2007 06:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ren and Stimpy: "Log"

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 1 February 2007 06:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Soft Boys: "I Wanna Be an Anglepoise Lamp"

Douglas (Douglas), Thursday, 1 February 2007 06:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Harry Nilsson "Good Old Desk"

Maltodextrin (Maltodextrin), Thursday, 1 February 2007 06:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Y'know I had a lot of appliances
That I ever used til I met you
And I know for you the same is true
(My electric blanket, my broiler oven)
But life couldn't be lusher now that I've got an ice crusher

Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice
It felt so cool
It felt so cool
And when I kiss you
It feels like I'm lying on a bed of
Crushed ice

Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice

When I was I young man and got real sick
The doc did something nice
He put me on a bed of
Crushed Ice

Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice
It felt so cool
It felt so cool
Like when I kiss you
I feel like I'm lying on a bed of
Crushed Ice

Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice
Felt so nice

Dear, would you get me a glass of 7-up, please
And put a straw in it, would ya?

It's an electrical appliance
When you turn on that appliance

It made my life so much lusher
Since you turned on that ice crusher

Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice

- MX-80 Sound, "Crushed Ice"

(Sorry, just HAD to quote the whole thing. First time I've ever done that. Last time, too.)

Myonga Vön Bontee (Monty Von Byonga), Thursday, 1 February 2007 06:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

TSOL - Code Blue (do songs about necrophilia count?)

latebloomer (latebloomer), Thursday, 1 February 2007 07:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

They only count for .09 of a point. Take that crap to the noise board!

Cunga (Cunga), Thursday, 1 February 2007 07:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

We did this before - I got roffles for "Girlfriend in a Coma".

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 1 February 2007 08:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

C90: Love songs to inanimate objects

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 1 February 2007 08:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Queen also sings a song called "I Love My Car" on A Night At The Opera." And I heard "Got To Get You Into My Life" by the Beatles was about Marijuana. I really don't know, though.

Tag Hartman (PiratedATHF), Thursday, 1 February 2007 10:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

On that note, "Sweet Leaf" by ver Sabs.

Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Thursday, 1 February 2007 13:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like to ride my bicycle
i like to ride my biiiiiike.

"my favourite buildings" - robyn hitchcock
"fishheads" - barnes and barnes

Emily Bjurnhjam (Emily Bjurnhjam), Thursday, 1 February 2007 13:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin" by The Magnetic Fields

Matt Carlson (mattsoncarlhew), Thursday, 1 February 2007 13:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

damn,

i was gonna mention the two queen tracks already mentioned upthread

now i'm gonna have to come up with something else. give me a moment

Charlie Howard (the sphinx), Thursday, 1 February 2007 13:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Police - "Be My Girl (Sally)"

Also, may be the second worst Police song (after "Tea In The Sahara")

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Thursday, 1 February 2007 14:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bitchin' In the Kitchen from the Shock Treatment soundtrack.

Lamp by Suddenly Tammy?

Fjord Spellman (fjord), Thursday, 1 February 2007 18:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ween "Cold Blows The Wind" (as Gener so eloquently put it: "this song's about a dead bitch").

blotter Budweiser Hackeysadk (nickalicious), Thursday, 1 February 2007 18:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Spoon- Fitted Shirt

mizzzell (mizzzell), Thursday, 1 February 2007 19:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Mercury Blues" and 1,001 other car songs.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Thursday, 1 February 2007 21:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

pink floyd, bike
kate bush, mrs. bartolozzi

surmounter (rra123), Thursday, 1 February 2007 21:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Faith + 1, "I Love You Jesus" and "Three Times My Savior"

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Thursday, 1 February 2007 21:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Jeans On" - David Dundas.

Arguably.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Thursday, 1 February 2007 21:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is a pair of jeans an inanimate object when you wear them while walking/dancing? Is a car an inanimate object when you are driving it? Is a dead bitch not an inanimate object when you are fucking her?

blotter Budweiser Hackeysadk (nickalicious), Thursday, 1 February 2007 22:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

All great questions for the ages...

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Thursday, 1 February 2007 22:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, "Yugo"

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 1 February 2007 22:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

Actually, I don't remember what that song is about. But:

The Free Design, "Kites Are Fun"

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 1 February 2007 22:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mission of Burma - "That's When I Reach for My Revolver"
Blacktop - ".44 Blues"
Robyn Hitchcock - "A Skull, A Suitcase, and a Long Red Bottle of Wine"
The Crusaders - "Secret Sign"
Hairboy - "Blood Lemonade"
Tom Waits - "The Pontiac"
Giant Sand - "Fingernail Moon, Barracuda"
Deerhoof - "New Sneakers"

the new sincerity (Pye Poudre), Thursday, 1 February 2007 23:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Fall - "My New House"
Wire - "Blessed State" (given that love might be a bit ambivalent about its object)
Christopher Cross - "Sailing"
Bongwater - "He Loved the Weather"
Big Stick - "Drag Racing"

the new sincerity (Pye Poudre), Thursday, 1 February 2007 23:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

LL Cool J - "I Can't Live Without My Radio"
Run-D.M.C. - "My Adidas"
Purple Ribbon All-Stars - "Kryptonite"
Cypress Hill - "I Love You Mary Jane"
Sir Mix-a-Lot: "I Like Big Butts" (judgement call)
Public Enemy - "You're Gonna Get Yours"
Grandmaster Flash - "White Lines" (a love song in disguise?)

the new sincerity (Pye Poudre), Thursday, 1 February 2007 23:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

I saw the chewing gum wrapper,
saw it after lunch;
Faded little cruddy thing,
I picked from among the bunch.
Cruddy little chewing gum wrapper,
My eyes would not let go;
Saw the little thing that I liked so.
Loved the faded colors like would end up at the dump,
My heart goes bumpety, bumpety, bumpety bump.

Cruddy little chewing gum wrapper,
Faded by the rain;
You got to see it for yourself,
My words just can't explain.
Cruddy little chewing gum wrapper,
dried up by the sun;
Someone else got to feel this way, I can't be the only one.
Who loves the faded colors like would end up at the dump.
My heart goes bumpety, bumpety, bumpety bump.

Faded plenty and corroded some,
I saw the chewing gum wrapper,
I picked it up just like a bum,
Cruddy little, cruddy little, cruddy little thing;
Full of dirt and it was full of grit,
I saw the chewing gum wrapper;
But colors like that you can't git,
Cruddy little cruddy little cruddy little cruddy little.

Well, cruddy little chewing gum wrapper,
My heart would not let go;
The colors hypnotize me, and I love them so.
Cruddy little chewing gum wrapper,
This I must say;
These colors move me more than most or what I see today.
I love the faded colors like would end up at the dump,
My heart goes bumpety, bumpety, bumpety bump.

I saw the chewing gum wrapper,
When I was on a walk;
I saw the faded green
And I could barely talk.
Cruddy little chewing gum wrapper
When I was on a roam
I was the faded yellow
And wanted to take it home
Cruddy little chewing gum wrapper.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 1 February 2007 23:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Thin White Rope "Napkin Song"

Out eating burgers in a friend's car
Each paper napkin has a happy star
Deep in the trash can they begin to sing
"See what a life of innocence brings"
These things don't make me sad today

There comes a time when everyone's plans
Fall like a dog from a truckbed grandstand
Fall like red snow on the freeway
"I could have done all these things," he said,
"And maybe I could have loved you
But I'll pretend I'm above it now."

Night bugs come through the window crawling
Dead man's shirts in the closet calling
"Why didn't you write me before I died?"
I would've - but I don't know what to say to my best friends

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Friday, 2 February 2007 01:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ich Liebe Metall - The Wirtschaftswunder. Essence of lyrics:

Metall!
Metall!
Aluminium..
Blei..
(sounds of metalworking)
Ich liebe Metall!

jon person (jon person), Friday, 2 February 2007 02:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

whoa-oa my guy
the DJ after midnight
i love my radio
my midnight radio

joseph (joseph), Friday, 2 February 2007 02:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

guided by voices - my valuable hunting knife
g. love and special sauce - cold beverages

tea in the sahara is classic, whatev.

killa bee (killabee), Friday, 2 February 2007 03:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Stove", Lemonheads.

shanecavanaugh (shanecavanaugh), Friday, 2 February 2007 23:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Lester Bangs, I'm In Love with My Walls

Jake A. Brown (Jake Brown), Saturday, 3 February 2007 13:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

The most remarkable thing about you standing in the doorway is that it's a doorway
And that it's being stood in

progge went a-courtin' (unregistered), Friday, 14 April 2017 21:32 (three months ago) Permalink

David Bowie - TVC 15

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 14 April 2017 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Goldfrapp - 'Strict Machine' ("I'm in love with a strict machine...")
Apparently inspired by the devices that scientists use to punish or pleasure rats while testing their intelligence.

Vast Halo, Friday, 14 April 2017 21:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Add N To X - Plug Me In

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 14 April 2017 23:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Motherhead Bug - My Sweet Millstar
a love song from a missile silo to its missile I think.

Stevolende, Friday, 14 April 2017 23:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Loved that song 45 years ago...shame anybody who hears it now is all "lol rusty trombone!"

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Saturday, 15 April 2017 00:20 (three months ago) Permalink


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