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Finally, the mystery behind the lyrics to Rebecca Black's Friday will be revealed to the world.
Published March 31, 2011 2.7m views More Info »
Additional Credits
Additional Credits:
Starring: Rebecca Black
Written by: Ryan Perez
DP: Brian Lane
Grip: Elliot Dickerhoof
Sound: Steve Pallow
Edited by: Ryan Perez
Produced by: Allison Hord, Anna Wenger
Make up by: Julianne Kaye
Special Thanks: Georgina Marquez Kelly, Debra Baum, Tony Novia

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Lyrics: It's Friday. Friday. Black Friday.

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(upbeat music)

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Rebecca: People just don't get it.
They just really don't get the song.

4

I'm surprised when people
hear my song Friday,

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and think it's just some breezy pop song.

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Lyrics: Getting down on Friday.

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Rebecca: The writers Clair
and Shane [unintelligible]

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Wilson really layered the song
with a lot of hidden meaning,

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and I really don't think
people pick up on it

10

the first time they hear it.

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What drew me to the song is
that it comes from a really

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deep and really painful place.

13

Lyrics: Gotta have my
bowl. Gotta have cereal.

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Seeing everything the time is going to ...

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Rebecca: Gotta have my
bowl. Gotta have cereal.

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That line, that line is about consumerism.

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I got to have my bowl.
I got to have my cereal.

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We can't live without these
things in modern society,

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and for some people, it's a mortgage,

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and others, it's a bowl of cereal.

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Lyrics: Kicking in my front seat. Kicking
in my back seat. Gotta make my mind up.

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Rebecca: Well the choice between
the front seat and the back seat

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is actually a metaphor for
American Foreign Policy.

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Front seat Afghanistan, back seat Iraq.

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We got to make our mind up.

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Lyrics: Everybody's looking
forward to the weekend.

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Rebecca: Looking forward
to the weekend is really

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about the broken promises
to a generation the

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current economic climate. Weekend is
a metaphor for financial stability.

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Knowing assure that stability ...
do I have to spell it our for you.

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What a lot of people don't
realize about Friday,

32

is that a lot of the lyrics
was written in quotation marks.

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So, it's not really meant to sound
like party and parting, yeah,

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it's more like party and parting. Yeah.

35

I like to challenge my audience.

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I'm really influenced my
Tori Amos, Leonard Cohen,

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and a lot of beat poets. The other
thing people don't realize about Friday,

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is that it pulls from
a relationship of mine.

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The entire song is about Dave Coulier.

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I've never met Dave Coulier,
but I watch Full House a lot

41

and I just never liked
his character uncle Joey.

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(upbeat music)

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