Grom wrote:The "same amount of syllables" argument is no longer as relevant after "Perform This Way" has more syllables than "Born This Way".
"....Baby, I was born this way"
"...crazy, I perform this way.
it's the same amount of sylables when sung in the song
Exactly! Thank you, Whatinthe27.
The "same amount of syllables" argument is absolutely relevant, because the lyric should fit comfortably into the space of the original lyrics without feeling forced. It's not about the TITLES matching. It never has been about that. It's about the lyrics.
Another example is "White & Nerdy". Sure that doesn't fit into the title "Ridin'", but it fits into the LYRIC "Ridin' dirty."
Listening to the two songs - "Tattoo" and "Nothin' on You", the words "Another Tattoo" fit so much more comfortably in the Jordin Sparks song. At least to my ear.
Here's another argument for it being "Tattoo." Most of Al's parodies in recent albums to be about pop culture (technology, TV shows, movies). Other topics spring up when they are natural ideas for Al based on the original songs. For example, the idea to make fun of Canadians sprang directly from parodying "American Idiot". The idea for a song about a drive thru window came directly from the idea of parodying "Trapped". A song about tattoos seems like a pretty random topic for him to choose to write about, especially attached to a song ("Nothin' on You") that appears to have nothing in its content that would obviously lend itself to a song about tattoos, the way that "American Idiot" lends itself to "Canadian Idiot". But if the song were based on Jordin Sparks's song, it makes perfect sense to make the song about getting tattoos (or about Fantasy Island).
I may be way off base here, but I'm sticking with Jordin Sparks on this one, until proven otherwise. Anyone want to bet me some Weird Points?