Deconstructing the Lyrics to Kim Kardashian’s “Jam (Turn It Up)”

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Kim Kardashian’s talent knows no boundaries. The star of poorly lit homemade porn, ridiculous workout DVDs, unwatchable reality television and failed relationships with professional football players has finally done what the world demanded and released her first single. It’s called “Jam (Turn It Up)” and it puts wannabe songstresses like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan to shame. The lyrics to this surefire smash hit are chock-full of so much beauty and subtext they warrant further examination, which I am more than happy to do.

First, the magical intro:

Turn me on turn me up
turn me turn me turn me up! yeah, yeah, yeah!
turn me on turn me up
turn me turn me turn me up! yeah, yeah, yeah!

A fantastic appetizer. Original, yet accessible to those new to the genre. It’s slightly confusing, though. Are we supposed to turn her on, turn her up or both? Moving on…

i’m going out tonight
going down
heading straight to the final line
on the fly on the floor i can’t stay still

What is this “final line” she speaks of? Sounds apocalyptic.

and i’m going to work like i’m playing my bills! bills!
my whole click is on the floor,
we’re gonna party them
party some more
rose up in the air
feeling good, feeling great

Whew! It’s all good because her and her whole click are dancing, partying and feeling great! One small quibble: what the hell does Kim know about paying bills? Oh, never mind… she said “playing” not paying. Stupid me. And now, the chorus…

and they playn’ my jam
they playn’ my jam
they playn’ my jam
they playn’ my jam
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
dj,
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
so i can rock the night away, away!

Hmm… seems like an abundance of repetition here. It’s as if the producer is concealing the fact that Kim can’t sing, but that can’t be the case because she’s angelic.

girls in the building,
fellas in the club,
boys spending money
girls looking good.

Are the fellas in the club the same boys spending money, or are they different groups altogether? I’m confused again.

i’m on the floor, living my life
feeling so good, feeling so right!
got my hands up,
celebrate like it’s my birthday
five more shots of tequila
i’m thirsty!
feeling so good, i’m feeling so great
tonight!

Dancing chicks pounding tequila are awesome, and also incredibly easy to bang. I was close to bailing on this, but they pulled me back in.

and they playn’ my jam
they playn’ my jam
they playn’ my jam
they playn’ my jam
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
dj,
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
so i can rock the night away, away!
turn me turn me turn me up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up
turn it up turn it up

What a finish. Even though she repeats the same line a dozen times, I couldn’t stop snapping my fingers and tapping my toes. And now for your listening pleasure, I present “Jam (Turn It Up)”.

Based on the number of dislikes, it’s obvious YouTubers know nothing about quality music.

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