"Sex Tapes" as written by and Luke Hoskin Arif Mirabdolbaghi....
Here's looking at you, kid
It was gonna leak eventually
So eventually it did
And bad news travels fast, I think
In minutes half the country will be stiff, stiff inside their pants

All the editors are hard
All the journalists are wet
All the boys are jerking off in private on the internet

The manager is sweating
The parents smoking cigarettes
And it doesn't matter if the vision flatters
It's the nudity and that much is understood (and that much is understood)
And it better be, and it better fucking be, and it better be good

And she looks hungry
On that tape
Yes she looks starving
In the limelight
In that sickly green, she might have been
A girl I know or a place I've seen

Now all the editors are hard
And all the journalists are wet
And all the boys are jerking off in private on the internet
Now all the editors are hard
And all the journalists are wet
And all the boys are jerking off in private on the internet

Between the sweat and the silhouette
Between the drink and the regret
Have your fill but don't forget
Everyone's naked

Somewhere on the internet
Somewhere on the internet

The Jonas Generation's got rings wrapped round their dicks
The whole world waits with patience for one them boys to slip
Reflected, directed by one simple fact
Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back
Reflected, directed by one simple fact
Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back
Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back, ugh

And in that sickly green, she might have been
A girl I know, a place I've seen
And in that sickly green, she might have been
A fantasy that I've forseen

Yeah, get it up, get it off online
Get it up, get it on, get it off online
In a sickly green, she might have been, a girl I know, a place I've seen
A girl I know, or a place I've seen


Lyrics submitted by TheLonging

"Sex Tapes" as written by Rody Walker Lucas Hoskin

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    General CommentThe first line "Here's lookin' at you kid" is Humphrey Bogart's famous improvised line in the film Casablanca. The song itself is about the media pouncing on celebrity sex tapes, like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian. The media will blow these tapes out of proportion quickly, causing the stars of said tape to experience a celebrity status at the cost of their privacy. Journalists and editors of major networks are scrambling to get more information about these celebs, which will in turn make their wallets fatter, hence "All the editors are hard, all the journalists are wet". The Jonas brothers are also mentioned, as their purity rings, prohibiting sex before marriage, are essentially wrapped around the dicks of thousands of their fans. "The whole waits with patience for one them boys to slip" refers to celebrities saying unflattering things, and the media publishing their mistakes to the world, as it waits patiently for such a slip of the tongue. All in all, Sex Tapes denounces the common practice of celebrity exploitation for the entertainment of the masses, which is embedded in our society.
    Mathos22on May 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentArif wrote this, but I believe somewhere I have him describing what it means... I'll dig it up and copy and paste it here just so I don't have to think about it too hard: "'Sex Tapes' is about new media affording us a sense of celebrity at the cost of privacy. It echoes Nietzsche's 'gaze long into the abyss. Under the new light of the digital screen–marketing pariahs, political opportunists, paparazzi and the many other eyes that look in as we look out.
    Bfgoodwinon March 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFavorite line in this is "between the sweat and the silhouette"

    Really great imagery, especially when you're supposed to be thinking of it in a sexual context.
    RockTheTeaPartyon February 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSubmitted corrections that someone on YT showed when I posted a video of it, still need help with that one stanza though
    TheLongingon March 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Here's looking at you, kid" - First line

    "It's the no-goody punches of the storm (and the punches of the storm)
    And it better be, and it better fucking be, and it better be fucking good"

    Not sure if this is "It's the no-goody" but after that it sounds more like "and that much is understood, (that much is understood)
    And it better be, it fucking better be, it better be good"

    "She looks happy
    In the limelight
    In that sickly green, she better be
    A girl I know with a face that I've seen"

    should be:

    "Ye she looks starving
    In the limelight
    In that sickly green, she might have been
    A girl I know or a place I've seen"

    "Between the slut and the silhouette"

    should be

    "Between the sweat and the silhouette"

    (???) sounds like "Some...where...on...the...in...ter...net"

    "The printed, directed, for one simple fucked
    Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back"

    sounds more like:

    "Reflected, directed, by one simple fact
    Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back"





    willdawgon March 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Reflected, directed for one simple fact."
    crackerron March 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso what is this song about? :P
    thestevenon March 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think I got everything corrected. Only thing I'm not 100% sure on is the "and that much is understood" part and the "And in my door don't forget
    Everyone's naked" part
    TheLongingon March 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction""Here's looking at you, kid
    It was gonna leak eventually
    So eventually it did
    And bad news travels fast to me
    And then in time the country will be stiff, stiff inside their pants""

    Should actually be...

    Here's looking at you, kid
    It was gonna leak eventually
    So eventually it did
    And bad news travels fast, I think
    In minutes half the country will be stiff, stiff inside their pants.----

    ""The manager is sweating
    The parents smoking cigarettes
    And it doesn't matter if the vision shatters
    It's the no-goody and that much is understood (and that much is understood)
    And it better be, and it better fucking be, and it better be good""

    Should be...

    The manager is sweating
    The parents smoking cigarettes
    And it doesn't matter if the vision flatters
    It's the nudity and that much is understood (and that much is understood)
    And it better be, and it better fucking be, and it better be good----

    ""Between the slut and the silhouette
    Between the drink and the regret
    And in my door don't forget
    Everyone's naked""

    Should be...

    Between the sweat and the silhouette
    Between the drink and the regret
    Have your fill but don't forget
    Everyone's naked----

    ""The Jonas Generations got rings wrapped round their dicks
    The whole world waits with patience for one little voice to slip
    Reflected, directed for one simple fact
    Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back
    Reflected, directed for one simple fact
    Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back
    Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back, ugh""

    Should be...

    The Jonas Generations got rings wrapped round their dicks
    The whole world waits with patience for one them boys to slip
    Reflected, directed -by- one simple fact
    Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back
    Reflected, directed -by- one simple fact
    Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back
    Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back, ugh----

    ""Yeah, get it off, get it off online
    Get it off, get it on, get it off online
    In a sickly green, she better been, a girl I know, a place I've seen
    A girl I know, or a place I've seen""

    Should be...

    Yeah, get it up, get it off online
    Get it up, get it on, get it off online
    In a sickly green, she better been, a girl I know, a place I've seen
    A girl I know, or a place I've seen----

    That's it I think

    micahPRTon March 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'And it better be, and it better fucking be, and it better be good'

    Should be:

    'And it better be, it fucking better be, it better be good'
    willdawgon March 24, 2011   Link

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