Today while walking out of the mall along an extremely long pedestrian bridge I suddenly noticed the music playing overhead:
It was awful techno music (not all techno is awful, but this most definitely was)
with a sing-song female voice repeating over and over again:
“We’re going to eat pizza.
We’re going to go to the islands.
We’re going to have a party
in the Mediterranean Sea.”
I was so confused by what exactly it was that we were going to do I had to listen to it a few times before understanding; luckily those 4 same lines got repeated no less than 18 times.
When I finally confirmed that it did in fact say: “We’re going to eat pizza” I burst out laughing really loudly…by myself. I looked around for someone to confirm how ridiculous it was but I was met with blank stares.
I’ve noticed that English music that no longer receives air time (Read: Eye of the Tiger) in the States definitely finds a second or “accidental” market for years to come in countries that don’t speak English…but this song at the mall had clearly been WRITTEN for people who don’t speak English. I mean, you couldn’t honestly write the lyric “We’re going to eat pizza” KNOWING that people who understand what that means would be listening to it and still find a way to sleep at night.
HAHA, upon further investigation I just learned that they weren’t going to eat pizza, they were going to IBIZA.
Maybe I was met with blank stares because they knew what it said all along?
I think I’m still going to go with no.