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Friday, November 12, 2010

Lyrical Drawz


In this century you find most grounded individuals listening to oldies. When you ask them their reason(s) for going back and not being interested in mainstream music, most say that the lyrics of the old songs are appealing to them. It's unfortunate that most popular musicians do not put enough effort in writing their lyrics. They can make their music sound well, but sometimes what they say makes no sense at all. Yet we still sing-along and dance to such music. I found myself listening to Pandora and I started paying more attention to the lyrics of the songs. More than half of the songs made no sense especially when I listened to what the whole song said. At the end of every song, I reflected to see if I could say what the song was about but nada! that was difficult than I expected. How do songs like "Crank That" by Soulja Boy get popular? and you rarely hear of songs like "I Can Be" by Taio Cruz? 

 
Crank That

Soulja boy off in this ho
Watch me crank it
Watch me roll
Watch me crank that soulja boy
Then super man that ho
Now watch me you
(crank that soulja boy)
Now watch me you
(crank that soulja boy)
Now watch me you
(crank that soulja boy)
Now watch me you
(crank that soulja boy)...

I Can Be

Now I feel that this heart, of mine has taken many falls,
Still sometimes the rain, can turn into a waterfall,
The prettiest things, can come out of the coldest night, yeah,
And even with broken wings, sometimes you find your way to fly...

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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