I saw my problems and I'll see the light
We got a lovin' thing, we gotta feed it right
There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believin' now that we can be who we are - grease is the word
They think our love is just a growin' pain
Why don't they understand? It's just a cryin' shame
Their lips are lyin', only real is real
We stop the fight right now, we got to be what we feel - grease is the word

(Grease is the word, is the word that you heard)
It's got a groove, it's got a meaning
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling

We take the pressure, and we throw away conventionality, belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believin' now that we can be who we are - grease is the word


This is a life of illusion, a life of control
Mixed with confusion - what're we doin' here?
We take the pressure, and we throw away conventionality, belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believin' now that we can be who we are - grease is the word

chorus repeats 2x
(Grease is the word, is the word, is the word...)

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    A cool song and to me, the best song on the grease sound track because it sounds 50ish.

    It's about a relationship in the "constricted" 50's between a "bad" guy and a "good" girl. A relationship that everyone tells them shouldn't be. They are "different" types of people.

    He says "There ain't no danger we can go too far" which means that they are in love even though "society" says thay are not right for each other. He is saying that there isn't a danger of them being allowed to love each other and being together forever.

    He then says "we start believin' now that we can be who we are". I take this to mean that if they just start believing that they can be what they want (two people in love) and not what "society" wants (just a summer fling, get over it), then they can find happiness.

    "they think our love is just a growing pain, Why don't they understand? It's just a crying shame".

    Why don't the adults understand that it is true love and not just a "growing pain"? He can't understand and feels sorry for them that they can't see that they are in love.

    "Their lips are lyin', only real is real". The adults are lying to them but they know that their relationship is for real.

    "we take the pressure" (from everyone about them not "being right" for each other.

    "conventionality belongs to yesterday". The old way of thinking (good girls go with good guys and bad girls go with bad guys) is out and a new way of thinking is in (good girls and bad guys or whomever. There is no right and wrong guy for a girl and vice versa).

    "this is a life of illusion" (you have to "look" the part, i.e. good girl bad guy)

    "a life of control" (ONLY bad girls with bad guys. This way of thinking is a way of control in keeping certain people with certain people)

    "mixed with confusion-- what're we doing here?" They are confused about everything right now and wonder if maybe they should go somewhere where these barriers don't exist.

    The song makes sense if you've seen the movie. Travolta is a bad guy and the girl (can't remember her name) is a good girl. They are two different types of people, but they are in love.


    mikeb26on September 28, 2004   Link
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    Wow...I was just going to say I love this movie.

    kmk_natashaon February 16, 2006   Link
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    Still yeah, what Mike said

    bayberry_moonon June 03, 2006   Link
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    Gosh I'm not sure what my favorite song is from the movie. My dad's is Hopelessly Devoted to You. This movie brings back so many good memories. My favorite is going to the drive in. I don't know how many times we saw it at the drive in. I remember my parents dressed me in my jammies, made me a little "bed" in the backseat of their Chevelle (or Mailbu, or Chevette...I was only five so I can't quite remember - but it had red interior) and we went to the drive-in to see the movie. Oh I miss those days!

    Brunicason November 20, 2008   Link

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