Joe Decodes Song Lyrics (Deepest, Bluest - LL Cool J)

Folks, I love all music but every now and then there come songs so great that they are beyond our understanding and I'm here to figure out the deeper meaning in Joe Decodes Song Lyrics.

This week: Deepest, Bluest (Shark's Fin) by LL Cool J

Uh, my hat is like a shark's fin

Yup, LL your hat is like a shark's fin…..wait, hold up. No, it's not. You're wearing a do-rag and you clearly have a very round head. This couldn't be less of a fin unless you had Wolverine's haircut which is the exact opposite of a fin. Okay, let's get this song started.

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Deepest, bluest? Okay if you're going to use hyperbole, LL. Maybe at least make it understandable. Are you saying your hat is the deepest and bluest? Is that what makes it like a shark's fin? We're two lines in Mr. Cool J and I'm already confused. Hopefully you elaborate soon.

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Nope, not gonna elaborate are you? I guess you're sticking with that chorus. Alright blow my mind with your lyrics, LCJ.

Man-made terror, hungry jaws of death
Y'all don't cross my depths, I'll pause your breaths
I cause you to sink down forty thousand leagues
Bleeding to death with no arms and short sleeves

Okay forget what I said before, I was unaware that you were going to be doing this entire song rapping as if you were a shark. Pause your breaths if I cross your depths? Classic shark talk. Currently I'm all in with this song. Even as I'm bleeding to death with no arms and short sleeves. Actually, that's an insane lyric for a shark. Why would you rip my arms off and then drag me down forty thousand leagues? A 120,000 miles? The deepest part of the ocean is 7 miles. Plus why does it matter that I'm wearing short sleeves? I'm confused LL Cool Shark.

My world's deep blue, killers gotta eat too
Looking for human flesh to rip my teeth through
Other fish in the sea but barracudas ain't equal
To a half human predator created by a needle

Killer's definitely gotta eat too. Maybe a McGriddle though and not human flesh. Those things are delicious, LL Sharkey J. Plus you're like a crazy smart shark so there's no need to be insecure and attack the barracuda of all the fish in the sea. You're as you say a half human predator who believes the words equal and needle rhyme.

Jet black eyes, baby, they stare while you sleep
When your Titanic sinks, I'm the one you gon' meet
Hearing terrified screams, they surround my team
All you see is trails of blood, even God won't intervene

Alright at this point, I understand you're a super smart shark and this is your first attempt at entering the rap game. but the AABB rhyming structure really takes a huge hit when you use sleep and meet or team and intervene. By the way, why are you watching us sleep, you creepy ass shark? Also, are you telling me Titanic ended with you eating everyone? Is that how Jack died? Jesus, I should have stayed awake for that whole movie. I also think it's cute that you think God won't intervene due to the amount of blood. Have you read Exodus? Not only does Moses turn a river into blood but ummm the story of passover pretty much is the death of a bunch of kids but you go on ahead thinking a shark attack is a bit too icky for God.

Nightmares of darkness, my appetite is heartless
Even if we related, you eliminated regardless
In the deep blue underwater walls
Half man, half shark, my jaws don't fall

This shark's so evil that even it's hunger is evil. Do you realize how evil that is? It's like someone who eats bad break ups, cancer and tofu. This shark is eating it's relatives too?!?! So wait….other sharks? Or Shark Shark Cool J's family? I guess sharks would be unaware who their relatives are because there isn't a lot of single family homes in the shark kingdom especialy ones who have no equal. Who is rapping in this song? Half man, half shark so I guess relatives on both sides?

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

I'm still kinda bothered by that whole rhyming needle and equal. Seems like LShark Cool J wasn't trying.

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Does he put his hand up to his head like a shark's fin when he sings this chorus? Didn't Jimmy Buffet already have this move patented?

Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name
Killers sworn to beast, swallowed them in flames
They switched my DNA, trip me into Cool J
I can't fight the feeling, I'm born to kill prey

Whoa! Evil christian shark? So basically it's a shark that's resigned to its fate once it finishes its destruction of the ocean world it will go to shark hell? Or worse, half man half shark hell, the scariest of all the hells? I think we can guess the rapping shark isn't the shark in the film but is just as evil. Somehow they switched LL's brain or in this case DNA into a super evil shark and the evil shark basically won the battle of morals but LL Cool S (S for shark) got to keep his love of rhymes. I'm starting to understand this former author of I Wrote My Own who has now turned into an evil christian shark with no equal.

To survive an attack there's only one way
Battle to the death, that's how sharks play
Weapons left behind, we dueling with the mind
You blind, crippled, or crazy, you're real easy to find

Surviving an attack and the only way out is a battle to the death. THAT'S how sharks play? Hey sharks let me introduce you to Goldeneye for N64 it's like ten million times more fun than battling without weapons. Do sharks have weapons? Is he fighting other sharks or is he fighting humans who he would like to have them leave their weapons behind? That's all humans have to fight sharks. Sure there's a story or two about a human that scores the right punch on the nose but odds are pointing towards shark. Also, listen shark there's no need for a duel of the minds when you're a shark. It's a human paddling to keep above water vs. a god damn shark. (Sorry for using the lord's name in vain, shark). No need to have a chess match with a human more less a blind, crippled or crazy one. Is this a weird euthanasia belief that sharks believe?

Struggling to flow with hemorrhages in your throat
Getting the lap dance while I smash through your boat
Eat your whole fam', nothing left but a right hand
Clinging to a rail, escape attempts fail

No, no no no…..this whole stanza is crazy bananas. First line, fine I'll give it to you. It is hard to flow when you're bleeding in your throat. No one's going to argue that. But now you're a half man half evil christian shark who gets lap dances when you smash into boats? How do you even have that kind of time? How long can you stay above water? AND WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD GIVE AN EVIL SHARK A LAP DANCE? That's gotta be a last resort move for some lady with low self esteem and daddy issues who mind you just had her whole fam' eaten with only a right hand left….okay let's take a second and realize that Shark Shark Shark Shark just rhymed fam' and hand. Nope, I don't care how much you distort word just no. And yes when it's just a right hand clinging to a rail their escape attempts most definitely failed. Maybe they were left handed?

You'll never make it home, tear the flesh off your bone
Walking in undercurrents is a dangerous zone
I'm talking death out a moment's notice
You wasn't focused, me and my crew strike
Like some underwater locusts

A little knowledge about the ocean. Undercurrents are bad people not only will they take you deeper into the ocean but there's a super smart shark just waiting to eat you on the other side. Wait he has a crew? Are those the sharks he plays with in battles to the death? Hopefully not a playful bunch or they'll be a pretty small crew. "Hey can Sharky come out to play? TO THE DEATH!?!?" Haha, shark kids.

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

What's the most shark like hat? That thing Peter Pan wears?

Uh, uh, take it deeper
Uh, uh, take it deeper
Uh, uh, take it deeper
Uh, uh, take it deeper

I can only hope deeper means deeper meaning in these last stanzas because this song is already bonkers.

These waters are waist level, the hallway's flooded
Lost your scuba gear, the killer's cold-blooded

Hey a totally normal line finally maybe Mr. Cool Shark is coming into his own now

His name's LL, you don't really want it
I ate your ancestors, the ocean is haunted

DAMN IT! Ate my ancestors? Why are you so worried about hell if you're immortal. Jesus, El Sharko Coolio Jefe. That's ridiculous……that's just a ridiculous line. 

I'm closing in 'cause I'm supposed to win
How the cold steel feel when it froze your chin
Should of stayed on dry land stroke while you can
'Cause now you under pressure in the land of the damned

All of these lines make no sense. Supposed to win? This isn't a game. What's the cold steel frozen to my chin? Although I've gotten a little more explanation on the whole religious aspect. The ocean is hell for everyone else. But half man half shark hell is a bunch of flames. I swear I did not see that passage when I read the Bible….and I read like all of the Bibles.

Abandoned pirate ships, eels and sod scum
Fish that glow in the dark, the Titanic's hub
Underwater storms, you're blood is so warm
You're life vest is off and that turns me on

This part of the song is clearly where Sharkell L Sharkool J ran out of things to describe in the ocean. It's a hodgepodge of ocean references with the worst rhymes yet. How many songs have the words sod scum? None of the songs? And if there are probably not rhymed with Titanic hub (2nd Titanic reference mind you, there are other ships in the ocean SS [Shark Shark]). The other rhyme is storms to warm to on. Just read that out loud and try to make them rhyme. I'll wait…………..has anyone looked at you yet? Because they should. You sound like an idiot. And we return to the whole shark's sexual needs. If you're going to give a shark a lap dance you better do that whole removing the life vest role play he's so into. During the making of Deep Blue Sea did LL Cool J ever have sex with someone while roleplaying as a shark? I'm going to live my life as if this is true. My life will be better.

Killer for centuries, the Gotti of the deep
In the next millennium, I'm still gonna creep
Sand under my belly, ocean over my head
Through the light in the shadows
You become the living dead

What a weird way to finish off your song before outro chorus. Reference to being the mafia of the sea with your gang who plays to the death. Also, hey buddy the ocean's under your belly too. Unless you're a benthic organism…….and for those who don't know what that is don't worry half men half sharks are not. One thing I did learn though is half men half sharks are apparently immortal for centuries and another millennium which is cool because those years still allow for creationism. Good on you shark, you may have turned your shark head away from God but at least you recognize he exists. Keep on creepin', shark…..keep on creepin'.

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Uh yea, put your hand upright to your forehead.

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Fins to the left! Fins to the right!

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Margaritaville.

Yeah, DBS

DBS has got to be some sort of shark STD from all those skanky shark lap dancers.

-Joe Bates