UR SO GAY

Artist: Katy Perry

Genre: Pop

Notable lyrics:

I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf
While jacking off listening to Mozart
You bitch and moan about LA
Wishing you were in the rain reading Hemingway
You dont eat meat
And drive electrical cars
Youre so indie rock its almost an art
You need SPF 45 just to stay alive

Youre so gay and you dont even like boys
No you dont even like boys
Youre so gay and you dont even like boys
No you dont even like

Youre so sad maybe you should buy a happy meal
Youre so skinny you should really Super Size the deal
Secretly youre so amused
That nobody understands you
Im so mean cause I cannot get you outta your head
Im so angry cause youd rather MySpace instead
I cant believe I fell in love with someone that wears more makeup than

Youre so gay and you dont even like boys
No you dont even like boys
Youre so gay and you dont even like boys
No you dont even like

You walk around like youre oh so debonair
You pull em down and theres really nothing there
I wish you would just be real with me

Youre so gay and you dont even like boys
No you dont even like boys
Youre so gay and you dont even like boys
No you dont even like PENIS

Ah, Katy Perry in her prime. To everyone calling this song offensive, grow some. EVERYONE (I don’t discriminate).

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer. Born in California (hence the infamous California Gurls) she started singing in the church during her childhood, and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Her first album, Katy Hudson, was commercially unsuccessful, and she was dropped by Columbia Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group. Subsequently, she signed with Capitol Records, and released her first ever studio album One of the Boys, in 2008. Ur so Gay was released as an album promo, and earned much criticism in the future for its “homophobic underlying message”. The original video was supposedly taken down, but the ghost (copy) of it is available almost everywhere, god bless the Netizens. Released in 2008, Katy went completely off-stream with this one song. She later rightfully earned her position as a Pop Princess in the 2010’s (Taylor Swift who?). Reaching the peak in 2014 with the release of  Dark Horse, her career has taken a tragic curve ever since.

Among the gems she’s brought us (Hot n Cold, Wide Awake, Teenage Dreams to name a few), Ur so Gay has remained on the sidelines, probably due to the homophobia controversy. Personally, I LOVE IT. The lyrics are really witty, the music nothing too ostentatious, and the music video simple and sweet. The lyrics, especially the lyrics, are VERY appealing. She talks about the modern-day hipster epidemic, with their pretentiousness, and obscure quirks. It’s wonderful how the entire song is essentially a rant about why hipsters are the worst people to date, or talk to, or be around; no offense to the hipsters, but they don’t choose to label themselves, and now I’m technically not pointing fingers. What’s more ironic is listening to a ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ singing about why her hipster boyfriend was a douche. Also, the whole homophobic narrative doesn’t make sense, since she’s not ridiculing him for BEING gay, but ACTING gay to seem more interesting. Be what may, nobody’s ever nailed a revenge/post break-up song like Katy Perry, and cheers (the British one) to her for that.

We mustn’t forget how she made our teenage love lives (a non-existent one, in my case, but I can always dream!) dreamier than the usual. Even if “dating” just meant a occasional meeting down the school hallway, most of these pop songs connected us in the most peculiar ways. 2000’s saw the emergence of the ‘great pop songs’ movement, while the late 2010’s saw the downfall of it. I see what point music snobs makes when they say ‘pop music is crap these days’, but not them hipsters. Honestly, screw the hipsters and their stupid Indie music!                                                                                                                      Also, I’ve just found this extremely underrated band called ‘Cold War kids’. Can’t wait to write about them!

 

LOVES ME NOT

Artist: Cris Cab

Genre: Pop

Notable lyrics:

But when I’m on her heart, she’s coming down
When I’m showing up, she’s not around
That makes the days when you’re not at home
Should have not opened up my heart

Gotta let me know if you feel the same
A girl like you shouldn’t be playin’ those games

This song basically describes the story of my current life. All that’s left is to go to an entire garden, and pluck out flower petals, thinking out loud if ‘he loves me so, or he loves me not’ (I’m sure it’s a ‘NOT’). I know, I am quite frustrated.

Cristian Cabrerizo, better known by his stage name Cris Cab is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Born in 1993 to Cuban parents, Cris is only 25 years old, and started his first studio recording at the age of 14, only to be mentored by Pharrell Williams a year later. Cris is best known for his super-hit ‘Liar Liar’, and had released his first studio album ‘Where I Belong’ in 2014, along with several EP’s. Cris Cab has the charm of a dork trying to be cool, with his bad-boy pretence, but who’s complaining when hes’ got such an adorable face? Essentially, he’s a grown-up Shawn Mendes, catering to a more mature audience, preaching about unrequited lust.

‘Loves me not’ is a very relatable song (at least to me. I can’t stress on it enough) released in 2014. It’s also somehow got the ‘”modern” modern pop’ charm. With a very artsy music video full of ciphers and wonderful usage of light bulbs (who would’ve thought), it has managed to climb the popular charts, such as the Billboard top 100. The girls are also an excellent addition to the music video, because now we know what all that fuss is about.    Cris talks about not being loved in return, just like the name suggests, even after him wanting to give her pleasure so generously. In other words, he wants the ‘Friends with benefits’ contract broken since he’s started developing feelings for her, but my fair lady here begs to differ. In all seriousness, this song is rather catchy, with the magnificent sound of the electric guitar, and the bass drum that pierces into your ears, inducing more dopamine by the minute; there’s also a discreet use of electronic music here and there. The song has been edited, evidently, but I’m not complaining, since the final product is so well-made. The lack of sophisticated lyrics is compensated for, by his breezy, shrill voice. Even if Cris himself hasn’t played the guitar (I always do my research), he sure knows how to act.

Coming to the music video, because it’s just too savvy to be pushed backstage, the excellent use of technology defies a music snob’s tedious observations about how 21st century music is just ‘wasteful, and distasteful’. Finally, there’s a 2014 music video that doesn’t involve a couple of half-naked girls dancing, or a bunch of prepubescent boys jumping about. Evidently a big-budget music video, the light bulbs are probably irrelevant to the song, but fit in any way. There are a whole lot of ciphers (the snakes representing treachery, the two women clad in black and white representing two sides of the same girl), and all that. There’s a whole lot of Mise En Scene elements (I’m a Journalism student, hence the big French) that might take some dedication to be decoded, which speaks about the complexity, and the skillful structuring of the video. Apparently, the song sounds like something Sting from ‘The Police’ would make, and I can’t beg to differ; parts of it sounds like it’s been inspired by ‘Every Breath You Take’, but manages to stand apart on its own, without Sting fans yelling ‘Plagiarism’.

Ich würde wenn ich wüßte, daß ich könnte

Artist:  4 PS

Genre: Foreign (German) Pop

Lyrics: 

Ich würde, wenn ich wüsste, dass ich könnte
Bei dir ein Leben lang verweilen
Ich würde, wenn ich wüsste, dass ich könnte
Mich mit der Liebe nicht beeilen
Ich würde, wenn ich wüsste, dass ich könnte
Dir unsern Stern herunter hol’n
Ich würde, wenn ich wüsste, dass ich könnte
Dir aus dem Keller hol’n die Kohl’n
Ich würde, wenn ich wüsste, dass ich könnte
Dir keine Märchen erzählen
Ich würde, wenn ich wüsste, dass ich könnte
Beim Nachbarn dir Rapunzel stehlen
Ich würde, wenn ich wüsste, dass ich könnte
Fast alles machen für dich
Ich würde, wenn ich wüsste, dass ich könnte…
Und das ist allerhand viel für mich

Translation: 

I would, if I knew that I could
Stay with you for a lifetime
I would, if I knew that I could
Do not hurry me with your love
I would, if I knew that I could
Get our stars down
I would, if I knew that I could
From the basement you get the Kohl’n
I would, if I knew that I could
Would not tell you fairy tales
I would, if I knew that I could
As the neighbor, you stole Rapunzel
I would, if I knew that I could
Almost everything works for you
I would, if I knew that I could …
And that’s a lot for me

The lyrics are a rough translation of what I found, and they don’t really make that much sense, but something’s better than nothing, I guess.

4 PS is a German Band formed in 1977. While the whereabouts of the band are unknown, at least to me, they apparently are/were a German pop band. The song was part of the band’s 2005 album containing all their previous (probably unreleased) hits, but the original date of release is unspecified.

‘Ich würde wenn ich wüßte, daß ich könnte’ (I would, if I knew that I could), remains to be ‘that song you heard in some German 70’s themed party’ or the song you’ve heard playing in the Academy Award winning film ‘Lives of Others’, in the sequence of Georg’s birthday party, but couldn’t find. The song is very easy on the ears, especially with the choir going ‘tuleli tata tu’ in most places. That’s the most entertaining part, in my opinion. I honestly wait for that particular piece of intelligible humming while listening to the song. The classic late 70’s music maintains is quite prominent, maintaining its steady nature, along with the smart drums, and some light electronic music. The song seems to be a cipher of sorts, or the meaning was just lost in its translation.

While the song hasn’t held any place on any music charts, it relies on words-of-mouth to increase its popularity; it’s my duty to make sure good songs receive some acknowledgement, in the least. This wholesome song will surely hop onto your ’70’s music’ playlist.

YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD)

Artist: Dead Or Alive

Genre: 80’s pop

Notable Lyrics:

If I, I get to know your name
Well if I, could trace your private number, baby

All I know is that to me
You look like you’re lots of fun
Open up your lovin’ arms
I want some, want some

I set my sights on you
(And no one else will do)
And I, I’ve got to have my way now, baby

All I know is that to me
You look like you’re havin’ fun
Open up your lovin’ arms
Watch out, here I come

You spin me right ’round, baby, right ’round
Like a record, baby, right ’round, ’round, ’round
You spin me right ’round, baby, right ’round
Like a record, baby, right ’round, ’round, ’round

I, I got to be your friend now, baby
And I, would like to move in just a little bit closer

If there were 2 words to sum the 80’s up, they’d be ‘fabulous’ and ‘interesting’.

Not to be confused with Florida’s track ‘you spin me right round’ (which is just a remixed version of this song), this classic tune was made famous by the hit Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore film ‘the wedding singer’. The song has further been used in several movies and T.V. shows. The band, ‘Dead or Alive’, was an English band which was formed in the high-rise of 80’s pop music. The front-man, Pete Burns, was mainly known for his eccentric outfits and his effeminate dancing style.

The 80’s had its fair share of ‘songs meant for a crush’, and this one’s quite popular in that sphere. Being one of their more popular songs, the song speaks about the desires one has for the ‘objects of their affection’ and the feelings thereby ensured. It’s an authentic 80’s tune with grooves and funk in all the right places. The 80’s style of experimenting with music videos is also quite apparent, with Burns dancing his way through your heart (and into your pants. kidding. or not.).

The song might not be desirable to everyone, owing to the coarse singing and the aged beats, but that’s therein lies the entire charm of the song. The drums, the disco themed costumes, the big hair and the shrill tunes, all form essential parts of a typical 80’s song. What’s also endearing is the blatant lyrics and Pete’s glamour, paving way for more ‘fabulousness’ than what’s usual. Be what may, this song rightfully has earned its position on the list of ‘best of 80’s’, and I’ll stand by it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAVORITE PART

Artist: Mac Miller (and Ariana Grande)

Genre: Hip-hop/soul

Notable lyrics: 

Said, you know I know who you really are, ain’t need to lie
Said, the universe couldn’t keep us apart
Why would it even try?

A few weeks ago, I played a less popular ‘pop’ song, when in the car with my mother, and she was surprised after learning that the song was a very famous artists’, because it was particularly great. When I told her that the song wasn’t all that famous, she was taken aback with the mediocrity of people’s likes and dislikes and how they want all their songs to be similar. Her argument was that ‘some people weren’t lucky enough to identify good music and appreciate them’. Now, this woman isn’t a huge fan of western music at all, but she’s got the concept of choosing great music, with some discretion right.

Speaking about the song, it isn’t all that spectacular or ostentatious, in comparison to the best songs to ever exist (I’m not talking about ‘hit me baby one more time’ for Christ’s sake). What I really appreciate is the effort to deviate from the conventions of making music video and actually produce something fairly rich, once in a while. For once, they’ve actually created a good piece for the sake of art and not business. This can create a whole revolution within the industry of ‘pop’ music. I can’t begin to explain how this particular gem can change the entire face of the music venture:                                         The song has credited 3 writers, 2 of which are the actual artists, as opposed to the 8 usual writers required to write a song. Now, the lyrics aren’t really sensational, but aren’t as bland or gaudy as the rest of mainstream pop songs. The setting is very intimate and the lyrics are well-crafted accordingly. Kudos to that. Moreover, the background music, even if electrically produced, isn’t too clumsy. As a matter of fact, it is a rather alluring tune and the music video has been designed appropriately. The aesthetics of the music video and the color tones are particularly pleasing. There isn’t any nudity or unsettling content in the music video, which works out all too well for me and most people (don’t mistake me for a prude, but some pop music videos are highly explicit. After all, sex sells). The best and the most evident part is the lack of voice manipulation of any kind. Every emotion, every imperfection, has been delivered the way it is, the way it’s meant to be. To be fair, it’s too good a ‘pop’ or hip-hop song to be true.

I wouldn’t really credit Ariana here because a few incoherent mumbles and giggles won’t make a song. However, I really appreciate Mac Miller in the song, he’s simply proficient in this particular song. The R&B aspect of the entire song is ridiculously magnificent. If this is post-modern jazz, I’m definitely impressed.

Just when you think things couldn’t get any better, the live performance proved it wrong. The jazz instrumentals are mind-blowing. Accurate, professional and seductive, the perfect song for a night-ride. So much talent has been used up in the song, it’s actually unthinkable of a proper ‘pop’ song. Now, here’s the sad part: the music video has only 37 million views and that’s a tiny amount when compared to most pop songs. The YouTube section is filled with comments related to their break-up and what not. Why does their relationship matter so much to you? Just enjoy the good music and forget everything else. If you can’t identify a gem when you come across one, you’re doing everything wrong.

KISS ME

Artist: Ed Sheeran

Genre: Soft pop

Notable lyrics:

My heart’s against your chest,

your lips pressed to my neck,

I’ve fallen for your eyes but

They don’t know me yet.

(I would’ve uploaded the original video but it was just an adult couple being cute and I didn’t quite feel the correlation; the song is more of teenage romance-oriented)

Oh, our beloved Ed with his cheesier-than-a-vineyard-cheesery songs. This one, however, is unlike any of his corny love songs. In fact, the stripped down, barely there feeling adds a certain vulnerability to this lovely tune. Arising from some of his earlier brilliant works, this song has failed to garner much popularity, which I quite can’t comprehend.

The perfect song for high school sweethearts to be wrapped in each other all the while falling deeply in love for the absolute silliest reasons is so heart-wrenchingly beautiful; It takes you back to when there might have been a possibility of something glittery and warm. Young love, so awkward and enchanting. There’s nothing quite like your first time being in love (god she’s gotten corny) I know, I’ll stop. What upsets me, however, is that the song took 4 people to writee, which seems redundant but hey, the outcome’s not clumsy at all.

This song is perfect while talking a stroll along a sunset-layered road or when the rain pours heavily or just about any other time or place (try to avoid playing this at a funeral, unless you’ve actually kissed them). There’s only the tune of the guitar whose strum pattern sounds easily like a heart-beat and some heavy whisper-singing at particular places. The odd intimacy prevails along the entire length of the song and momentarily wraps you in a warm, safe blanket, which is the absolute best feeling in the world. The passionate singing further enthralls you, swooping your heart off the floor and leaves you wanting to play it over and over again; that’s what a good love song should be capable of doing. Mr. Ginger happens to have a soul, after all.

CAMEO LOVER

 Artist: Kimbra

Genre: Indie pop

Notable lyrics:

I’ve got high hopes baby, but all you do is take me
Down to depths that I never knew
You’ve got two arms baby, they’re all tangled in ladies
As the black skies posing blue
Let go of your mother and turn to your brother
Not a long gone lover’s noose

Kimbra? rings a bell? ‘isn’t she that chick from that weirdly amazing song with the body paint and everything?’ Yes, this is the same Kimbra of the ‘somebody that I used to know‘ fame. and yes, she’s covered with body paint in that album cover, again.

Kimbra with her Zooey Deschanel- pre fame Katy Perry realness, her decisively hollow but gratifying voice, bizarre haircut and quirky moves with equally quirky music videos writes this song to bring color into the life of her potential, indecisive lover who only keeps making appearances in her life because he’s so wrapped up in his own problems that he can’t even spell happiness, let alone return her affections. in an effort to pursue him, Kimbra offers to help him deal with his struggles and soothe his somewhat wounded soul. well, gotta love Kimbra.

The song is seemingly happy but it really isn’t all that merry. add a sad tune and you’ve got a depressing one-hit wonder. there’s something about Kimbra and her innate obsession with making the impossible look easy: creating happy sad songs. definitely is a complex challenge, that one is. The song simply revolves around a depressed individual (who everyone usually wants to offer comfort) or a ‘bad boy’ who manages to sweep Kimbra off her feet. being aware of his state, Kimbra, like every other good girl (I’m kidding, can’t be too sure about this) wants to woo him and make his world a better place by turning his skies blue and such specifics. on a journey to win his heart over by creating a colorful environment, she manages to capture all our attentions too! don’t believe me? read the YouTube comments below her music videos.

With one of the most different voices in the industry, Kimbra manages to employ it in a very appealing manner. most of her videos are sweet as candy, unnecessarily vivid and vibrant (I’m not complaining *heart eyes emoji*). Her endearing, feminine appearance makes her stand out among the rest of the “edgy” (basic is the word I intended to use) female pop singers. After all, nobody wants to go back to the 2010’s, do they? But Kimbra manages to pull it off so well, with her floppy raven hair and girly face. Also, how quirky are her dance moves? Gotta love Kimbra, again.

 

SHE IS LOVE (ACOUSTIC)

Artist: Parachute

Genre: Soft rock

Notable lyrics: Cuz when the world slows down, dear

and those stars burn out here,

oh she’ll be here, yes she’ll be here.

they call her love, love, love love love

she is love, she is all I need.

Here’s an original quote (of the day): ‘pain comes from a place deeper than love does’ and trust me folks, no one knows it better than I do now.

Parachute, a less heard-of pop/punk rock band, releases this beautiful, intricate track in 2009, one of the best of its kind. the song slowly takes us through a timeline of our own experiences where, even if for a fraction of a second, you find it relatable. maybe your sister? a parent or a lover? a dedicated and a loyal friend? versatility is what makes an excellent song and a less popular boy band brings us that. in conclusion, never underestimate the talent of a home-grown boy band for it all probably started in a garage. nothing bad ever comes out of a garage (except pests, but that’s your problem).

I don’t wanna stray off topic so here’s the anatomy of the song: a melodious, soulful track made beautiful only with a guitar and a little bit of dedication, feelings and a person behind the song in your mind. the guitar tune can be easily mastered but I’ll tell you what can’t be: the message and the meaning, ever so intimate to the singer only. from what I can determine, the song was probably a little experiment to woo a high school sweetheart but instead developed into an artwork of the most exquisite kind. the best part is where the lead singer goes ‘when the worrrrrrld slooooooows dooooooown dear’ in an absurdly delicate and leisurely manner, giving the song its eccentricity and melliflous disposition.

Here’s the back story of how this personal favorite came to me – a friend of mine told me about how she was serenaded to this song, by the fire and I had to find out what made her talk about it so tenderly. Beautiful how songs can capture an essential moment virtually and can take us to the exact place and time whenever you listen to it, like a surreal poem with a fragile meaning behind every word and a memory that clings to every rise and fall of the singer’s voice.

 

 

 

 

 

RUNAWAY

Artist: AURORA

Genre: Pop

Notable Lyrics: 

I was listening to the ocean
I saw a face in the sand
But when I picked it up
Then it vanished away from my hands
I had a dream I was seven
Climbing my way in a tree
I saw a piece of heaven
Waiting, impatient, for me

And I was running far away
Would I run off the world someday?
Nobody knows, nobody knows
And I was dancing in the rain
I felt alive and I can’t complain
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I can’t take it anymore

I was painting a picture
The picture was a painting of you
And for a moment I thought you were here
But then again, it wasn’t true
And all this time I have been lying
Oh, lying in secret to myself
I’ve been putting sorrow on the farthest place on my shelf

And I was running far away
Would I run off the world someday?
Nobody knows, nobody knows
And I was dancing in the rain
I felt alive and I can’t complain
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
Now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
Now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I can’t take it anymore

But I kept running for a soft place to fall
And I kept running for a soft place to fall

And I was running far away
Would I run off the world someday?
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
Now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go

Now take me home, home where I belong

I can’t take it anymore

You’ve probably heard of this new-in-town singer, AURORA, anytime in the past few days. who exactly is she? here’s a brief introduction: Aurora Aksnes is an enthusiastic white-haired 19-year-old Norwegian “pop” star with an angelic voice and an angelic appearance, especially when pertaining to her abstruse obsession with neutral (mainly ivory-white) colors. If I may, I’d refer to her as the Bjork of Norway.

This song, unbeknownst to me, wrapped my heart around its fingers and I ceased to let worldly problems engulf me as a whole. I know I’m not being professional now but I can’t help enunciating its potential and sorcery which will work its way through your soul and sit with you through misty days and star-less nights. it’s not about anything ‘deep’ in particular. but nothings hits you with a feeling of nostalgia and home-sickness quite like this song does; at least for me. The composition is very intelligent and heavy-bodied, especially with the audacity of AURORA’s voice. there’s nothing quite like her voice, yet it reminds you of the feeling you get when your carefully implanted memories are being played in front of your eyes. the song has been smartly made artistic, like it hasn’t been written but painted. it’s not really a love song but you’re bound fall in love with every second of it.

Despite being a “pop star”, she’s nothing like one. why? because unlike a myriad other pop stars, Aurora writes her own songs (with a little help from her friend/s), sings her own tunes without heavy manipulation, doesn’t feel the necessity to use racy visuals to attract attention and doesn’t sing about sensitive subjects (such as sex, politics or any other indications of it). In this modern age of blatant vulgarity and heavy use of mixed art (with technology), AURORA really manages to stand out as a to-be prodigy. is it because she hails from a less heard-of country where the struggle to achieve fame and success in the popular countries are more prevalent, or because she really does have a knack for musical progress?

Whatever be it, AURORA really has captured the undivided attention of a reasonable sum of people and will continue to do so, if the genre of pop music wasn’t being exploited like it is now.

 

 

 

 

 

SHE WILL BE LOVED

Artist: Maroon V

Genre: Pop (fairly)

Notable lyrics:

Beauty queen of only eighteen she
Had some trouble with herself
He was always there to help her, she
Always belonged to someone else

I drove for miles and miles and wound up
At your door
I’ve had you so many times but somehow I want more

I don’t mind spendin’ everyday
Out on your corner in the pourin’ rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved, and she will be loved

Tap on my window, knock on my door, I
Want to make you feel beautiful
I know I tend to get so insecure
It doesn’t matter anymore

It’s not always rainbows and butterflies
It’s compromise that moves us along yeah
My heart is full, and my door’s always open
You can come anytime you want yeah

I don’t mind spendin’ everyday
Out on your corner in the pourin’ rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved, and she will be loved
And she will be loved, and she will be loved

I know where you hide alone in your car
Know all of the things that make you who you are
I know that goodbye means nothing at all
Comes back and makes me catch her every time she
Falls

Yeah, tap on my window, knock on my door, I
Want to make you feel beautiful

I don’t mind spendin’ everyday
Out on your corner in the pourin’ rain oh
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved, and she will be loved
And she will be loved, and she will be loved

I know this is a quite popular song and I know it has paved its way into about a million playlists, world-wide. this song might mean different to all of them; to me, it means a whole chapter of my life – a fairly important chapter.

This song speaks of insecurity and how a loved one can help you deal with it. this song has always been there for me on a rainy day, had my back when my best-friend told me he was affectionate about me but I didn’t reciprocate his feelings, when I was half in love with my former best friend (who no longer talks to me because we’ve both got egos the size of Mt. Everest) and when my life still continues after a significant loss.

This isn’t a gimmick to earn more followers, but a shared secret with people I don’t know.  I’m not all that comfortable about sharing this, but I can’t hold it in any longer. I won’t be promoting this post at places my closest friends are active on. if they happen to stumble across this, ‘now you know’.

I sent this song to the former best friend every time I could, so he’ll discover the under lying meaning. I unintentionally sung this song to him, every time I did. I found a new meaning within the song when I first felt the butterflies flutter. it was the first real and meaningful sense of endearment; it was the closest thing to love I’ve ever felt. unfortunately, we had a rather cinematic fall out and no cinematic getting-back together. he was either unaware of my devotion or pretended to be so. I’m not very hurt, i’ve made sure i won’t be. change is the only permanent thing and I know that. at least now all the songs about heart-break make sense and I don’t feel less included. this song just makes more sense now.

That’s a heavy load off my chest. now, about the configuration of the song, it’s a remarkable master-piece that will definitely deserve its rightful place in the music hall of fame. with the tastefully written ‘genius lyrics’ (with a little help from his fiends), this song was the face of ‘that cool new band in town’. Adam Levine was truly determined about making excellent music, about 12 years ago.

This whole album ‘songs about Jane’, is a blessing, I must say. the acoustic guitars and soulful pop gives the band a homely, neighbourly feeling. this song revolves around a young girl’s insecurity and her beau’s hard-set ambition to make her feel beautiful. it is the kind of fairy tale people unknowingly seek after. amidst all the cloudy feelings of resentment and agony, true love is what shines the brightest. I wonder what happened to Mr. Levine that he decided to conform to the conventions of making music in this decade. was it the loss of his heart or his guts? maybe he should make a song about that and win our hearts all over again.