Ugh. I really just cannot listen to that song. It just feels like nails down a chalkboard.
A close second is "I Wanna Be A Rockstar".
"I want a brand new house on an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub
Big enough for ten plus me"
He sounds like a spoilt brat. I bought a book for DS called I Want That! and the little boy turned into the I Want That Monster. All well and good, he got what he wanted but at a price - everyone was scared of him.
I'm not a Nickelback fan (honest!) but I don't think the lyrics to Rockstar are meant to be taken quite so literally. I'm fairly sure he's not singing about himself; I think it's meant to be a humorous commentary on people who want to be in the business purely for the trappings, or who want all this stuff and think becoming a rockstar is the easy way to accomplish it.
Yeah, perpetua's idea is more along the lines of what the song's about, imo.
Yeah, I also think the idea of the song is that people don't actually get that being an entertainer still involves a lot of work - there's the bit where the creepy slightly demonic voice says "How you gonna do it?" and the song states that they'll "cut their hair and change their name", instead of say, "I'll learn to play the guitar and write my own songs!"
I get that it's kind of...well, not meant to be taken quite so literally, but I just really dislike the premise of the song lol. In the same way I hate "Wind The Bobbin Up". I actually sit at the Wiggles and Giggles classes with DS praying, praying, praying that they don't sing that one. I don't expect anyone else to have the same irrational hate as I do, though some do and that's nice lol but each to their own.
It doesn't help that the stupid Rockstar song was used in a DFS ad, and I absolutely cannot stand their adverts end of story!!