Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Disgusting Lyric of the Day 04: Turning Japanese by The Vapors

“I want a doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well.” – The Vapors, Turning Japanese

The Vapors were an English band that existed way back in 1980, a much more innocent time where you could write outlandishly racist songs about other cultures with complimentary racist gong tones accompanying it. Yes, other races certainly do look different and act differently than white people! The Vapors lead singer/songwriter David Fenton mostly just sings about looking at a picture of his missing girlfriend. And then, he pulls out this little couplet making you wonder why the girl is missing in the first place. You want to look at your girlfriend’s insides? How in the hell is this sexy? Who the fuck wants a picture of the inside of a person? This is straight up Jack The Ripper territory. Look, I’ve been married for a long time now. I have never once thought, I wonder what the inside of my wife’s duodenum looks like. Hell, I don’t even want to know what my insides look like. You can find porn on any subject, shape or size. You can see every square inch of the outside of a human body. The outside! No one wants to see the insides, you creepy serial killer. Also, please never buy an animal.


  1. I'm pretty sure he wanted her gynecologist to take a picture. If that makes any difference to you.

  2. As I understand it, 'Turning Japanese' is an allusion to jerking off. He's jerking off so much, due to his infatuation with this girl he loves, that he's developing a permanent squint in his eyes, thus 'turning Japanese".

    Good God, what did you expect from the 80's? Another song about Hobbits?