Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I like to have what I call a "walking song." Its my song of the day(s) that I put on when I'm getting dressed and then I probably play it again on the subway and then maybe again walking to work. The past two days that has been "Dirty Ice Cream" by Lady Gaga. I was also playing it at the gym last night when I made intense eye contact with a serious Sean Penn look-alike on the treadmill across from me and almost ran off the side in an after effect. He was not impressed.

Anyways, I think I am continuing to listen to it because I am perplexed by the lyrics. I just found myself on the "haus of Gaga" blog trying to see if I could find something to help me decipher them, and that's when I knew I had to stop. I'm sure it means something dirty that I am just too naive to know about (like when my Dad told me to get the HPV vaccine and I said, hmm, what's HPV? awkward...). So, an excerpt of the lyrics are below. If anyone can help me out with the meaning, I would be so happy!! Oh, and as an aside, I am getting off It has not only not gotten me any dates, but it has lowered my self-esteem due to the ratio of creepy to cute guys that message me.

"But we've only been on one date, baby
Yeah, I know it was fun till you start acting crazy
I don't really find it very cute or sexy
When you call or incessantly, t-t-text me

Don't be dirty ice cream, baby
We could fall in love but it's too early to be calling me like that
Stop calling, stop calling
It's not indecision, just my female intuition
Telling me you can't be calling me like that
Stop calling, stop callin"


Anna Routh said...

Well - I think Don't be Dirty Ice Cream means - don't mess up a good thing - i.e. the incessant calling and texting. It was fun but then you F-ed it up.

Also - dirty ice cream is part of the asian culture (cheese-flavored ice cream, beef-flavored ice cream, etc.). They are clearly messing up a good thing.

You're welcome.

EL said...

I just have this terrible picture of an ice cream cone covered in dirt. You know in the beginning of "Step by Step," when the nerdy dude with the red glasses gets his ice cream cone stolen b/c the other kid's ice cream falls off his cone onto the ground? (They're at an amusement park.) Anyway, I can't shake that image.

Wonderful said...

I hear ya about okcupid--there are wayyyy to many weirdos on that site, and most of them just want to hook up anyways.