Honey, I’m Good

Andy Grammer at The Grove L.A.

Something I always think of as a parent is the kind of music the little monkey listens to. I know at her age, not a lot sinks in in terms of lyrics, so if she goes around singing Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” (and the subsequent lyric, touch me like you do) I try not to get my panties in a bunch. More often than not, I’ll have discussions with myself over lyrics of certain songs, or like I did yesterday, I had discussions with the Man.

The song in question was Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good”… when I first heard it, I thought ohhh….good beat, and I can dance to it!  Fast lyrics, so I can pretend I can white-girl rap, I like!  Then I started listening to the lyrics, really listening…

So nah nah Honey, I’m good
I could have another but I probably should not
I’ve got somebody at home, and if I stay I might not leave alone
No, honey, I’m good
I could have another but I probably should not
I’ve got to bid you adieu
To another I will stay true
(oo oo I will stay true)
(who who I will stay true)

So this guy, he’s out drinking some night without his lady-love, and he’s telling some other chick (“Honey”) he’s met while out that he better not stick around or he might do something he’ll regret.  That he’s aware of this and that he chooses to stay true to his wife, or girlfriend or whomever is at home is smart, right? Good? Commendable?

My question is, he’s arrived at the point where this girl is wanting to have more drinks with him, he’s made no mention thus far of his lady-love at home, and at the end of things, he’s finally realizing maybe he should be at home with that woman? He’s led “Honey” on to a point where he says, “you’ve got me all wrong, baby” — this sounds exactly like the kind of guy you don’t want to meet in a bar, or anywhere for that matter.  The Man agreed. The lyrics are clear as what his choice is at the end, but he takes some questionable turns on the way there.

Maybe we’re just being too judgey. Either way, I’m still going to be singing the song because it’s catchy as all get out.

So here is the song for you to enjoy, and/or judge for yourself.

P.S. To all of my blogging mamas in the US (and all over) a very happy Mother’s Day to you!



By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...


  1. I haven’t heard this song! I have had the dilemma about whether songs are suitable for kids, though. I tend to think it won’t matter if they are young enough for lyrics to go over their heads. But you still have the risk they will repeat them, so I try to avoid anything really bad!

    1. Me as well – I usually try to listen to the “safe” radio station in the car as well as my Pandora station, but if some slips through and she asks about it, I try to explain and move on – as quickly as possible lol

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