While driving to/from work, I have the radio on, and currently it tends to be Radio One. (I know, I’m not in the target market, blah blah – I still can’t stand R2, and can’t currently be arsed with my own music choices) One of the tracks that seems to be always played at some point in the drive is Alexandra Burke’s “Broken Heels” , which has lyrics that drive me barmy.
The lyrics in question are
All the ladies tell their fellas we can do what they do,
We can do it even better in broken heels
And that’s rubbish.I don’t have a problem with a song about women doing stuff better than men, that’s fine. But to say “We can do it even better in broken heels” is crap. That’s saying “We can do it well in normal shoes, but we can do it even better when the shoes are broken”
What I think it should read is “We can even do it better in broken heels” – implying that even with a handicap of broken heels, they can still do the job better than blokes.
I know, I’m a) pedantic and b) need to get out more. Guilty as charged.