Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lame Lyrics

I'm sorry.  This has been on my mind for some time now.  I mean no disrespect who feel connected to these songs -- if they speak to your heart, then that's great.  These songs were obviously written for you.  But, for me, they make me giggle a little bit.  The drama of it all...ooooh.

Jordin Sparks:  Tattoo "You're on my heart, just like a tattoo.  Just like a tattoo, I'll always have you."  Unless you do laser removal.  The ink can only go so deep Jordin.

Jordin Sparks:  No Air  "Tell me how I'm supposed to breath with no air?"  Well, I don't think you can.  "But how do you expect to live alone with just me?  'Cause my world revolves around you, It's so hard for me to breath."  This sounds serious.  "I walk, I ran, I jump, I flew.  Right off the ground to float to you.  With no gravity to hold me down for real."  For real, yo.   

Mars Bruno: Grenade.  "I’d catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)/ Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)/ I’d jump in front of a train for ya (yeah, yeah , yeah)/ You know I'd do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)/  Oh, oh/ I would go through all this pain,/ Take a bullet straight through my brain,/ Yes, I would die for ya baby;/ But you won't do the same" This just sounds straight up crazy.  The funny thing about this song, to me, is the sheer drama.  He sings with the intensity of N'Sync or Backstreet Boys (yeah, yeah, yeah).  I mean, listen to him sing it.  He's very very serious about dying for this girl.  Yet all I can do is picture him doing what he says after each stanza -- but coming back to sing the next line.  I can't help it.  I'm insensitive and mean, but this song is just funny to me.  Go through this pain, take a bullet through the brain -- are they just looking for things to rhyme here?

I'm not saying these singers/artists aren't talented.  They have wonderful voices.  I'm not trying to make fun of them personally, or those who really love these songs.  For me, though, they just make me laugh.  Now, if you want to make fun of my music, plenty of people do.  Go ahead.  My playlist there on the side...not a hit with everyone I'm sure.  And that's ok with me.  Still though...if we can't laugh a little, then what have we got?  (yeah, yeah, yeah)


Emily said...

The tattoo song always makes me laugh too. What could be more romantic than having your love compared to a tattoo?

Maren B said...

If I could stand listening to those songs long enough to know the lyrics I probably would have written a similar blog post.

AJ said...

Whenever the Grenade song comes on the radio in the car, I belt it out dramatically for my kids. I agree that it is so funny. And yes the others are too. I don't mind listening to them though because the singers are actually good and there is no harm in a little cheesiness now and then.

AJ said...

I just looked at your playlist and I love it. I might have to come back and just play that when I need some tunes. :)

Jenny said...

AJ -- yes, cheesiness never killed anyone (at least on record), so bring it on:)


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