Since 1997, I have been trying to figure out exactly what “MMMBop” means.

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I still have no idea, but I am determined to find out.

For some reason, although this song is lame as hell, I still find myself bopping (get it?) my head to it, which thoroughly disgusts me to no end.

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You like us, you love us, you want some more of us!

Okay, don’t push your luck, fellas.

Let’s take a look at some of the lyrics, shall we?

You have so many relationships in this life
Only one or two will last  

(What the fuck? I call bullshit.)

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You go through all the pain and strife
Then you turn your back and they’re gone so fast
Oh yeah
And they’re gone so fast, yeah oh  

(Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.)

So hold on the ones who really care
In the end they’ll be the only ones there
And when you get old and start losing your hair
Can you tell me who will still care
Can you tell me who will still care?
Oh care  

(Now this is a bit of true wisdom from a trio of young boys. Dig it?)

Now here’s where things get fucking confusing.

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du, yeah

Said oh yeah
In an mmmbop they’re gone
Yeah yeah

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Shit yeah, this is my jam!!

So, after listening to this song and reading the rest of the lyrics that I will let you decipher yourself at your leisure, I believe that this song is about people sucking at keeping more than two relationships during their lifespan.

People say they care, but they really don’t. Liar, liar, pants on fire.

True, some people are gone in an MMMBop. MMMBop must be a measure of time.

I will be at the party in an MMMBop.

I will agree that relationships can be difficult to manage, but most of us have at least more than two people who give a shit about us. I know I do and I’m actually a hard person to get close to.

So it seems that Hanson wrote this song out of their ass, after drinking too many Capri Suns.

But who cares, cause MMMBop.

Oh oh oh oh oh
Yeah

You have so many relationships in this life
Only one or two will last
You go through all the pain and strife
Then you turn your back and they’re gone so fast
Oh yeah
And they’re gone so fast, yeah
Oh
So hold on the ones who really care
In the end they’ll be the only ones there
And when you get old and start losing your hair
Can you tell me who will still care
Can you tell me who will still care?
Oh care

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du, yeah

Said oh yeah
In an mmmbop they’re gone
Yeah yeah

Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose
You can plant any one of those
Keep planting to find out which one grows
It’s a secret no one knows
It’s a secret no one knows
Oh, no one knows

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du, yeah

(Wait, there’s more!!)

In an mmmbop they’re gone
In an mmmbop they’re not there
In an mmmbop they’re gone
In an mmmbop they’re not there
Until you lose your hair
Oh
But you don’t care, yeah

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du, yeah

Can you tell me? oh
No you can’t ’cause you don’t know
Can you tell me? oh yeah
You say you can but you don’t know
Can you tell me? oh (Which flower’s going to grow?)
No you can’t ’cause you don’t know
Can you tell me? (If it’s going to be a daisy or a rose?)
You say you can but you don’t know
Can you tell me? oh (Which flower’s going to grow?)
No you can’t ’cause you don’t know
Can you tell me?
You say you can but you don’t know
You say you can but you don’t know
You don’t know
You don’t know, oh

Mmmbop, duba
Du bop, du
Yeah, yeah
Mmmbop, duba
Du bop, du
Oh yeah

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du, yeah

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du bop, ba du dop
Ba du, yeah

Can u tell me? oh
No you can’t ’cause you don’t know
Can you tell me?
You say you can but you don’t know
Say you can but you don’t know

The End (Thank God.)

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