I'm trying to find a song. Maybe you can help. Won't that be exciting?
April 11, 2014 10:12 AM Subscribe
Hello, darlings! How are we all today? Growing tall and strong? Good, good. That's what I like to hear. I must now commandeer your brains and I will give them back when I'm done. Years ago, I was out for a drive, and listening to the radio late at night. This would have been at the lower, collegey end of the FM dial. I want to say I was somewhere in Connecticut at the time. Total ballpark here, but I'd guess it was maybe something like 2006. I heard a song that I remember as being fun to listen to, and I wanted to find it again, and I have not been able to do so. Details are within.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The good news is that I remember more about this song than in the usual "help me remember a song" question. The bad news is that it has been thoroughly Google-proof up to now, so basically either you know this song or you don't. But hopefully, one of you does!
I should also mention that the song wasn't, like, Earth-shatteringly amazing or anything (though I did enjoy listening to it); it's really more that I have not been able to find anything about it over the years so it's taken on a bit of a mythical quality for me. I'm sure you can relate.
Here, as they say, are the deets.*
It was rap. I remember the beat as being fairly bassy and thumpy and echoey and slowish. The performers sounded white, and there were more than one of them. I really liked their flow and use of alliteration at the time.
The chorus was something like this:
"We don't have to invent lies to captivate your mind / We just activate behinds with new zappers, baby"
That's what it sounded like, anyway. They may also have been saying "invent lines," and while it definitely sounded like it, I'm not sure if "new zappers" is what they were actually saying at the end there. I couldn't pick up on what was meant by zappers in this context. It's very possible that they were saying something else and I'm going to feel like an idiot. Also I'm like ninety percent sure that the chorus ended with the word "baby" but I would not swear to it in court.
But other than "baby," I'm absolutely dead certain that the chorus had that structure and those approximate words, or words that sound very much like them, in that order.
I've tried Googling the chorus every which way. I've tried it as "new sappers," too, in case that's a thing. No luck.
I would not be able to tell you what station it was, what time of year, the DJ or really any more information than is given above.
Finding songs like this is usually something I'm quite good at, if I may be uncharacteristically immodest for a moment, so this
That's all! Thank you for reading and for knowing it if you know it. If you don't know it, I will still love you.