Witty Songs

ŠTed Schaar 2011

20.  "2 Become 1."  

Number 20 was written by Matt Rowe63 and Richard Stannard64 with help from the Spice Girls (Victoria Adams, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Geri Halliwell) who recorded it in 1996.  It's a highly romanticized account of the events leading to an intimate relationship.

What's most notable about it, for me at least, is the lyrical admonition toward the end of the song, "Be a little bit wiser, baby, put it on, put it on," which seems to allude to the need to wear a condom.  Songwriting as not just a mood-setter for sexual activity but as an instruction for responsible intercourse in the Age of AIDS.  (Visit YouTube [Spice Girls] for the song).

"2 Become 1" has a breezy pop feel and flow and the Spice Girls bring the lyrics to life beautifully in the video.

Lyrics

Candle light and soul forever
A dream of you and me together
Say you believe it, say you believe it
Free your mind of doubt and danger
Be for real, don't be a stranger
We can achieve it, we can achieve it
Come a little bit closer, baby, get it on, get it on
'Cause tonight is the night when two become one

I need some love like I never needed love before
Wanna make love to ya, baby
I had a little love, now I'm back for more
Wanna make love to ya, baby
Set your spirit free, it's the only way to be

Silly games that you were playing
Empty words we both were saying
Let's work it out, boy, let's work it out, boy
Once again if we endeavor
Love will bring us back together
Take it or leave it, take it or leave it

Are you as good as I remember, baby, get it on, get it on
'Cause tonight is the night when two become one

I need some love like I never needed love before
Wanna make love to ya, baby
I had a little love, now I'm back for more
Wanna make love to ya, baby
Set your spirit free, it's the only way to be

Oh, whoa, oh, whoa

Be a little bit wiser, baby, put it on, put it on
'Cause tonight is the night when two become one

I need some love like I never needed love before
Wanna make love to ya, baby
I had a little love, now I'm back for more
Wanna make love to ya, baby
I need some love like I never needed love before
Wanna make love to ya, baby
I had a little love, now I'm back for more
Wanna make love to ya, baby

Set your spirit free, it's the only way to be

It's the only way to be
It's the only way to be
 

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