What's this all about?


The Pop Song Professor project started when I was Googling song lyrics meanings to find out what my music's lyrics meant. I couldn't find anyone who explained the lyrics very well, and I had just graduated with my master's in English, so I decided to try to explain these songs for myself. People started to read them, so I kept explaining. I eventually started a podcast and then a YouTube channel. 

People should want to know the meanings of popular song lyrics!

  • There's untapped potential for using them in classrooms to teach literary concepts
  • Churches and youth groups can use them to connect with students
  • Academia has ignored pop songs for a long time, but they're one of the most common forms of ingested media 
  • If we demand meaning in our lyrics, artists will begin to write more meaningful and uplifting songs

I explain these song lyrics because I want to help you to better understand what your artists are saying and to enjoy your music more. So, enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions. 

~Clifford Stumme, AKA The Pop Song Professor