I think that sometimes it's better to don't understand the song's lyrics because... usually it's nonsensical or ridiculous ... And sometimes there is a bit perverse meaning so... But it happens that sometimes there is a real meaning in the lyrics... But if you sing... I dunno... For Exemple, [Je ne veux pas travailler -Edith Piaf / Pink Martini] in France, some poeple will find this funny because the lyrics of this song are totally ... Let me translate them and... You'll understand my point of view....
Ma chambre a la forme d'une cage My Room is shaped like a cage
Le soleil passe son bras par la fenêtre the sun put his arm through the window
Les chasseurs à ma porte Hunters at my door
Comme des petits soldats Like little soldiers
Qui veulent me prendre Whom want to take me
Je ne veux pas travailler I don't want to work
Je ne veux pas déjeuner I don't want to have lunch
Je veux seulement oublier I just want to forget myself
Et puis je fume And I smoke!
No meanings, but poeple like this song because it's just popular... But if they understand the lyrics... Music is Music and poetry is poetry