Promiscuity
Manu Chao Lyrics


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Too much, too much promiscuity
Can drive to insanity
Say too much, too much insanity
Can drive to criminality

Say oh-oh, set me free
Oh-oh, let me be
Too much, too much promiscuity
Can drive to calamity

Too much, too much hypocrisy
Can drive to academy
Too much, too much morality
Can drive to criminality

Oh-oh, set me free
Oh-oh, let me be
Too much, too much hypocrisy
Can drive to criminality

Oh-oh set me free
Oh-oh let me be
Oh-oh set me free
Oh-oh let me be
Oh-oh set me free
Oh-oh let me be
Oh-oh set me free
Oh-oh let me be

Too much, too much wiliwili
Can drive to big family
Too much, too much morality
Can drive to the flies and bees





(Próxima estación)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Manu Chao's song 'Promiscuity' address the concept of excess and how it can lead to different negative consequences in society. The song suggests that too much of anything can have detrimental effects. The first stanza warns that excessive promiscuity can lead to insanity, which in turn can drive people to criminality. The second stanza suggests that even excessive hypocrisy, morality, and academic pursuit can also lead to criminal behavior. The repetitive chorus features the plea to be set free and left alone, suggesting the need for space and balance.


The song's lyrics offer a satirical take on society's tendency to moralize and regulate personal behavior. It challenges the idea that morality is absolute and instead frames it as subjective and potentially harmful. The song speaks to the idea that people should be free to make their own choices without external judgement or policing. It encourages balance and moderation, rather than obsessive moralizing, promiscuity, or other excesses.


Line by Line Meaning

Too much, too much promiscuity
Excessive indulgence in sexual activities can lead to madness and irrational behavior.


Can drive to insanity
It has the potential to cause mental instability.


Say too much, too much insanity
Too much of such instability can lead to criminal activity.


Can drive to criminality
It can cause an individual to act in unlawful ways.


Say oh-oh, set me free
The artist is expressing a desire to be free of this destructive behavior.


Oh-oh, let me be
It is a plea to be liberated from the negative effects of promiscuity.


Too much, too much hypocrisy
Having double standards, such as claiming to have morals while engaging in immoral activities, can have severe consequences.


Can drive to academy
It can cause an individual to become confused and lose touch with reality.


Too much, too much morality
Excessive adherence to strict moral codes can be harmful.


Can drive to criminality
It can lead to unethical actions.


Too much, too much wiliwili
Excess of anything, no matter how innocent, can lead to issues.


Can drive to big family
It can result in unintended consequences, such as having many children.


Too much, too much morality
Once again, excessive adherence to morality can have negative outcomes.


Can drive to the flies and bees
It can cause an individual to live in a state of fantasy, disconnected from reality.


Oh-oh set me free
A repetition of the desire to be free of these destructive behaviors.


Oh-oh let me be
A parallel to the previous line, expressing the same plea.


Oh-oh set me free
A continuation of the artist's plea to be liberated from these harmful behaviors.


Oh-oh let me be
A repetition of the previous line, emphasizing the desire to be free from the destructive behaviors.


Oh-oh set me free
Once again, the singer pleads for freedom from these dangerous activities.


Oh-oh let me be
A final plea to be released from the harmful effects of promiscuity, hypocrisy, and morality.


(Próxima estación)
This line simply means "Next station" in Spanish and does not have a direct connection to the rest of the song's meaning.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Jose Manuel Chao

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Comments from YouTube:

José María Castillo Fuentes

Nunca pasa de moda.

bandicoot pot

La nueva versión y esta son geniales

Debianzz

Pura poesia

Günther Joas

Thx Manu!! Me Gustá this Music!!🇯🇲

Maria Nunez

buena gente, amistad, yerba del campo, lechuga para las tortugas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Raul Rios

Mi vida entera

Zoro-juro

awesome! <3 cant sit still '_'

Edgar Demián Hernández González

Alguien sabe de donde vienen todos los samples de esta canción??

Igualnomas

del infierno

Marcello Ziglioli

​@Igualnomasja😂

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