How come every time you come around, my London, London Bridge wanna go down?
Okay, so wait. I don't get it. I understand that this is a fairly hot track and probably one of the better dance songs of the last couple of years, but I don't quite get the metaphor here. Does the term "London Bridge" refer to her girly parts or what? I know that she is no stranger to naming her own body parts (see "My Humps" for further evidence of this), or is this simply some new type of urban slang? Or do the words "London Bridge" refer to a sexual ACT of some kind? Like if she were laying prone on her back and had her knees raised, but then allowed them to drop to the ground in opposite directions, thereby offering unfettered access to her aforementioned girly parts, would that be a "London Bridge"? Or is it just a dance move of some kind, like when you drop it like it's hot? If she were to bend at the knees and then lower her backside towards the dance floor (ostensibly to again offer better access to her paramour, who would be what, LAYING on the dance floor?), would that be a "London Bridge"? Or even creepier, is a "London Bridge" the act of RELAXING her girly parts during the period of initial sexual arousal, meaning that the outer lips of said girly parts (sorry, trying to keep it clean as possible here) would become more pliable as the arousal went on, thereby allowing them to separate to reveal the real treasure within? If THIS were true, this would seem that I, as the listener, am receiving WAY too much information about Fergie and her body here, much more than I WANTED to know anyway. On the other hand, I don't know, it might also be construed as being somewhat empowering for women or at the very least, incredibly subversive for your run of the mill pop song. Or even stranger still, is she simply referring to herself here? Is SHE the "London Bridge"? The bridge that wants to go down on her chosen sexual partner for the evening? The video below seemed to sort of support this last theory but wasn't much help otherwise:
Anyway, I really am finding myself sort of perplexed by this. It's kind of fascinating. The fuck is she talking about here? If it's nothing in particular, why use the phrase "London Bridge" at all? It seems like an awfully long way to go just to make a catchy chorus. Also, it's just so oddly specific that it seems like it would have to signify SOMETHING. Thoughts? Clarification is much needed here and any thoughts or advice you might have on the subject will be extremely appreciated. Thank you.