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Because you know I'm all about that bass
Big fat butts make bassier farts than skinny butts, which fart in a higher register.

Big fat butts also make a deeper "whomp" sound when slapped (rather than the sharp "smack" of a small, tight butt).

As related to this song specifically, skinny-butt farts are transcribed onto the treble clef musically and Meghan Trainor's butt farts in the baritone range. An example of this contrast is found in Ludwig von Beethoven's "Chorale of Farts for 16 Butts in Fmaj," which is not well known, but is equally appropriate for weddings or funerals.
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'Bout that bass 'bout that
Treble actually means "tripled," or "an amount three-times larger than a contrasting amount," so her lyric is, ironically, muddled.

By attempting to create a clever metaphor and dismiss a smaller body archetype, which she equates with the treble clef (which marks higher notes, played by smaller instruments) she has unintentionally left her lyric open to be interpreted as the opposite of what she means (by saying "no treble," or "no tripling, no multiplying this amount by three," she could be dismissing anything larger than herself).
Magic! – Rude
Oct 21, 2014
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boys
Standing at that alter
Or we will run away
To another galaxy you
At no point does the singer reference the woman's feelings for him, so we have no reason to believe that the singer's opinion is more valid than the father's. In fact, the singer shows that he considers his own opinion above anyone else's ("tough luck my friend..." "I'm gonna marry her anyway...") so of the two the singer seems more likely to demand a relationship with the girl even if it conflicts with her feelings, rather than the father denying a courtship that his daughter desires.
Magic! – Rude
Oct 21, 2014
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rude
I'm gonna marry her
There is no mention of the daughter's opinion about any of this, and based on lines like "I'm gonna have her for the rest of my life" the singer may be overly possessive. The daughter may not want to marry someone so backwards as to think he can own her, and the singer may not have accepted this rejection from her. 


The singer already demonstrates that he is not actually interested in the father's blessing, other than for the ceremony/tradition of asking for it, but that not receiving the blessing is not actually going to dissuade him from his pursuit. It is not a large leap of logic to believe that the daughter may not want to marry him in the first place. This line "I'm gonna marry her anyway" suggests that he is not likely to listen to anyone's opinion, including hers, if it contradicts his own.
Magic! – Rude
Oct 21, 2014
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Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too
Why you gotta be so
The singer considers the father's reticence to bless a their relation to be a sign of rudeness, although we must remember the singer is an unreliable narrator and only gives his own point of view.

If the listener were privy to the father's point of view it is likely that there are reasons why he would not want his daughter marrying the singer (for example, the singer's opinion that anyone who opposes him only does so out of rudeness, rather than accepting any blame for his own actions that might make him an unacceptable candidate for marriage).

There also is no mention of the daughter's opinion about any of this, and based on lines like "I'm gonna have her for the rest of my life" the singer may be overly possessive. The daughter may not want to marry someone so backwards as to think he can own her, and the singer may not have accepted this rejection from her. Perhaps the song is his attempt to go over her head and "purchase" her from her father, whom he considers her original owner. In this case, the father is carrying out his daughter's wishes by continuing to reject the singer, and the singer is so oblivious that he still only considers that the father is simply being "rude."
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I'm gonna blow a wad on you
"Blow a wad" can either mean "to spend a large sum of money to purchase things for one's enjoyment," which is the surface meaning here, or can be taken to mean "ejaculating on" the object of the song (the "load" is the volume of semen produced by the singer's orgasm). The double-entendre here is typical of this song's lyrical style and is evidence of the tongue-in-cheek nature of this band in general.
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