Song Lyrics Explained

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Today’s post is about Body Count’s remake of the Suicidal Tendencies classic song “Institutionalized.”  The song is from Body Count’s new album entitled “Manslaughter” and features Ice T on vocals.  Although the lyrics in Body Count’s version are much different than in the original version, the theme of the song stays the same.  The protagonist of the song is pissed off by bullshit and is labelled as insane by others who can’t accept the fact that some people get pissed off when exposed to shit that, well…pisses them off.

Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies (The Original Version)

In the original version of Institutionalized, released in 1983, the lead singer Mike Muir voices his frustrations about how things don’t always turn out the way he plans and how he needs time to think about things.  This makes his mom think he is on drugs.  Later in the song he sings about how he would like a Pepsi, but his mom would not let him have one, still insisting he was on drugs and how he needed professional help.

Institutionalized by Body Count (2014 Remake)

The 2014 remake, sung by rapper, actor, veteran, badass, etc. Ice T, has more modern, up-to-date lyrics.  In this version, instead of one story being told, there are three shorter stories.  In the first, Ice T sings about his wife getting all up in his shit about playing too much Xbox (based on some bullshit she saw on “Oprah.”)  In the second part of the song, he sings about dealing with internet tech support and the bullshit he has to go through getting his email password recovered over the telephone.  Finally, the last part of the song is about a vegan coworker giving Ice T shit about eating a ham sandwich and his other food choices.

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“Manslaughter” by Body Count contains “Institutionalized,” a remake of the classic hard rock song from Suicidal Tendencies. This song features Ice T on vocals.

Institutionalized Suicidal Tendencies vs Body Count

For those of you who are familiar with the original version should have no problem with the remake even those the lyrics are different.  One of the best things about the remake, in fact, is the changed lyrics.  In fact this whole album kicks ass.  What do you think about this song and how it compares with the original?  Click here to leave your comments or look for the box below.

Today’s post is about “We Want Some Pussy” by the Miami-based rap group 2 Live Crew.  This song was released back in 1986 and is included on their debut album entitled “The 2 Live Crew is What We Are.”  This is also one of their better-known songs and is one of the songs that made the Miami Bass genre popular.

We Want Some Pussy by 2 Live Crew: What the song is about

It should be very obvious just by looking at the song title what this song is about; these guys in the band are cat lovers!  Even listening to song, it is so obvious:

Somebody say Hey! We want some pussy!

Somebody say Hey! We want some pussy!

Somebody say Hey! We want some pussy!

Somebody say Hey! We want some pussy!

I mean, they clearly state what they are looking for in the opening lines of the song.  They say it FOUR times.

We Want Some Pussy by 2 Live Crew

This is Edgar the cat. Watch out Edgar, 2 Live Crew wants YOU. You can clearly see that Edgar really doesn’t give a fuck. Photo courtesy of Vanessa from

When you really think of it, the 2 Live Crew members really are smart.  After all, everyone should want a cat.  They keep themselves clean.  They make excellent companions.  They even keep your house free of mice.  Who wouldn’t want that?  Cats in ancient Egypt were even worshiped as gods and goddesses and were mummified after death just as some humans were.  How awesome is that?  Many of their other songs talk about pussy as well so you know it has to be true.  You can rest assured when I tell you that they really ARE cat lovers!

We Want Some Pussy: Possible Alternate Lyrics Meanings

There is a very small chance that this song is about sex.  I honestly can’t see why some people might think that since the group has such a wide variety of songs that they sing about.  Other topics of their songs include free speech (“Banned in the USA”), small business ownership (“The Fuck Shop”), athletics (“Throw the D”), classic rock music (their remake of “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”), and janitorial engineering (their “As Clean as they Wanna Be” album).


What do you think about this song?  Give your thoughts on “We Want Some Pussy”!