Let me first just clarify that this series is not titled “Good songs about writing,” but only “Songs about writing,” thus allowing this gem to make it. The only qualification is that the song is in some way about writing or makes reference to writing, literature or related subjects, making Katy Perry’s 2007 song “Ur So Gay” acceptable for this post. Sure it only has one line referencing reading Ernest Hemingway in the rain, but it (and the accompanying video) is too ridiculous to pass up. I’m assuming this got a fair amount of press when it came out, but I had never heard of it until years later.

I will readily admit I used to enjoy Katy Perry, however at that time in my life about 50 percent of my calories were coming from alcohol. There does seem to be a direct correlation between the amount of booze I consume and my enjoyment of Katy Perry songs. And as I conducted my extensive research for this post I discovered the song was written about a boy named Greg, a skinny vegan who enjoys Mozart and Hemingway. So there’s that.

Anyway, enjoy. (For the actual music video see Katy Perry – Ur So Gay. It didn’t seem to be available on YouTube). And if you know any songs about writing please leave a comment below. Thanks!

I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf
While jacking off listening to Mozart
You bitch and moan about LA
Wishing you were in the rain reading Hemingway

You don’t eat meat
And drive electrical cars
You’re so indie rock it’s almost an art
You need SPF 45 just to stay alive

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like boys

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like

You’re so sad maybe you should buy a Happy Meal
You’re so skinny you should really Supersize the deal
Secretly you’re so amused
That nobody understands you

I’m so mean ’cause I cannot get you outta your head
I’m so angry ’cause you’d rather MySpace instead
I can’t believe I fell in love
With someone that wears more makeup than

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like boys

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like

You’re so gay, you’re so gay
You walk around like you’re oh so debonair
You pull ’em down and there’s really nothing there
I wish you would just be real with me

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like boys

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like boys

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like
No, you don’t even like penis

For more in this series see Songs About Writing

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