The Difference Between Men & Women


A few weeks ago Mark and I were in the car, just the two of us. That’s pretty unusual, so I wonder now what the occasion was. Obviously our conversation has taken up all the room my memory has left.

[Side note: People? TELL ME my brain capacity will return after this baby is born. I don’t care if it’s a lie. Just TELL ME!]


There we were, driving along, listening to the radio without sitting on high alert for any possible adult-themed or otherwise inappropriate lyrics, and a song called “Crash My Party” came on. For a minute we sat there quietly, maybe singing along and apparently thinking COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THOUGHTS.

After a minute or so, Mark said, “Yep, I call this one, ‘The Booty Call Song.'”


I had not been thinking exactly that. I had been thinking, actually, “This guy is very nice, kind of like Mark – always wanting to spend more time with the woman he loves. Quality time must be his love language.”


Except, wait, what? Booty call song? Why would you . . . OH.

Look, you guys, I’m not naive. If anything, my tendency to overanalyze words both written and spoken (and sung), combined with years in public relations – a career based on bending words and using them in more than one way – has left me with the uncanny (unfortunate?) ability to read MEANING into pretty much anything.

But when I listened to that song, I truly did not get “booty call.” WHICH IS RIDICULOUS.

Do you know the song? If you don’t listen to country, you might not. So let me help you laugh at me and share a few lines:

If you wanna call me, call me, call me.
You don’t have to worry ‘bout it baby.
You can wake me up in the dead of the night;
Wreck my plans, baby that’s alright.
This is a drop everything kind of thing.
Swing on by I’ll pour you a drink.
The door’s unlocked. I’ll leave on the lights
Baby you can crash my party anytime.

Huh. “This is a drop everything kind of thing” – I really thought, before my husband burst my bubble, that he was singing, “This is a drop everything kind of LOVE.” It seems this song is not actually about love.


Mark and I got a good laugh out of that – how sadly different his impression of the song was from mine. It’s even funnier when you learn that, normally, he doesn’t pay one bit of attention to lyrics while I – being a word girl – do, every time.

And yet, I obviously missed the true meaning of this one!

[Side note #2: I watched the song’s video in case it gave obvious clues LIKE THE ACTUAL LYRICS DO. And for the record? No, it does not. There’s not a bed in sight. Nobody is horizontal. So. There.]

So, go ahead and laugh at me. Assume all sorts of things about my naivete and oblivious musical taste. I mean, you’re totally wrong, but I can see where you’re coming from after this story! But help me out here. Surely YOU’ve misunderstood a song before, too?!

Tell us about a time you didn’t realize what a song was about . . . pretty please?

{Photo by daveynin}

9 Comments The Difference Between Men & Women

  1. Katie December 20, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    At first I thought that the song was sweet and innocent, it still could be. But isn’t that typical for guys to go one step further in “that direction”

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect December 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Haha, well, probably for some guys. It just cracked me up so much because MY guy hardly ever listens to words in songs, much less tells me that he interpreted them that way!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect December 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks – it makes me chuckle every time I hear that song now!!

  2. chelleybutton December 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm


  3. Sarah L December 20, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Your brain will come back. It’ll be a little better after delivery, but become pretty good after many of the hormones are gone and you are getting better and better sleep. It will be amazing in about eight months from now…mind-boggling if you will pardon the pun.

    (Also, I’m generally horrible with song lyrics.)

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect December 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      I will take mind-boggling return of brain power, pun or not. :)

  4. Elise December 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Oh my goodness! I’ve heard that song a million times and sticks in my head (because it’s quite catchy) for days afterwards and I’ve never made that connection either! AND I’m not pregnant so I don’t have an excuse! LOL

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect December 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      It IS catchy, isn’t it? I hope I didn’t ruin it for you. Maybe we should just assume that Mark is the one who’s wrong here… ;)

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