Fergie lyrics from the Black Eyed Peas lead vocalist
represent a departure into a popular solo career. Fergie, who was
born, Stacy Ann Ferguson, share a surname and nickname with the
Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.
As such, Fergie's first solo album is called The Dutchess,
which is a purposely misspelled title connecting royalty and pop
star. On the The Dutchess album, the featured song, "Fergalicious"
is actually a made up word or portmanteau that combines two words
such as "Fergie" and "delicious" into a separate
word with combined meanings.
Some people consider "Fergalicious"
to be a novelty song similar to the Black Eyed Peas hit "My
Humps" in which Fergie also sang lead vocals. The main theme
of the song is that the protagonist is flaunting her body, saying
she's delicious and teasing the men all the while stating that she's
also hard to get.
The title of the song "London Bridge" also connects Fergie
to the Duchess of York, since the London Bridge at one time resided
in London, England, but now resides in Lake Havasu, Arizona. The
London Bridge metaphor is an apt one for the lyrics as the song
seems to be one of both strutting arrogance and crumbling in the
presence of a certain man.
The nursery rhyme, "London Bridge Is Falling Down" talks
about ways to prop up the bridge, with silver and gold, mud and
stone. In Fergie's "London Bridge," she seems to be afraid
of being vulnerable in front of the man she's singing about especially
with the paparazzi around and needs some propping up. Interesting
also is lyric "The Grey Goose got your girl feeling loose",
which may be taken at face value or, for those searching for a deeper
meaning, connected to another nursery rhyme "Gray Goose and
Gander", which states "Gray goose and gander, / Waft your
wings together, / And carry the good king's daughter / Over the
In the Fergie lyrics to "Glamorous" she sings about how
underneath the glitz, she's still the same person who likes spending
time with family and going to Taco Bell and Ross. In the Fergie
lyrics there is also a thank you to the fans for putting money in
her bank and giving her this glamorous lifestyle.
A few interesting Fergie facts include that she began her career
as a childhood star in the Kids Incorporated television show, was
the voice of Sally Brown in a couple of Charlie Brown specials and
has admitted to taking Ecstasy along with going through rehab for
an addiction to crystal meth. In 2005, Fergie also urinated on stage
at the San Diego Street Scene festival, having had a couple of drinks
before singing and dancing on stage.
One of the biggest appeals to Fergie is seeing the juxtaposition
of a beautiful white girl who can walk, talk, sing, dance and move
with the ghetto funk few can pull off. But, Fergie not only pulls
it off, but pulls it right over the top as well.