Music and Lyrics

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My friends know that I LOVE musicals. I grew up with music in the house, mostly from my dad’s old CDs. My brother and I send each other song recommendations, we fight over who’s songs get to be played in the car, we argue about which sings covered a certain song better. I blast music when I’m home alone and sing along obnoxiously. Music is important to making me who I am.

Here’s the thing though, how often do we truly listen to what we’re.. listening to? How often do we pay attention the song lyrics? How often do we notice what the songs are really saying?

A fine example is Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. Remember how catchy the tune was that it took a good while before people noticed what the lyrics were truly about?

But you’re a good girl!
The way you grab me
Must wanna get nasty
 
Now, let’s compare it with:
I like us better when we’re wasted
It makes it easier to fake it
The only time we really talk
Is when our clothes are coming off
Wasted by Tiesto
 
or
 

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight.

Hunt you down, eat you alive…

So what you trying to do to me

It’s like we can’t stop we’re enemies

But we get along when I’m inside you

You’re like a drug that’s killing me

Animal by Maroon 5

I do not deny that these songs have great beats. The lyrics though.. they’re not really great, when you think about it. I don’t know, does it matter for you what the songs say? Or is a good tune enough to keep listening to something?

 

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