Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sean Analyzes Song Lyrics

It’s has been nearly two years since I analyzed lyrics of popular songs. What has kept me from analyzing song lyrics over the past two years? No idea. Anyway, here are lyrics from relatively recent songs.

fun. – We Are Young

We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

It doesn’t matter what age you are. Setting the world on fire is not okay. I believe they call that arson.

Alicia Keys – This Girl Is On Fire

This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She’s walking on fire
This girl is on fire

This is clearly fun.’s fault!

Taylor Swift – 22

I don't know about you
But I'm feeling 22
Everything will be alright
If you keep me next to you
You don't know about me
But I'll bet you want to
Everything will be alright (alright)
If we just keep dancing like we're

I’ve admitted to liking Taylor Swift songs in the past. I don’t know about this song though. Artists sometimes write songs thinking back to their younger days. Eddie Money’s I Wanna Go Back and Bryan Adams’ Summer of 69 are examples. So with all of her life experiences, Taylor Swift writes a song about her experiences being 22. That’s fine, except that she’s now all of 23. Nice perspective there, Taylor.

Demi Lovato – Heart Attack

Puttin’ my defenses up
'Cause I don’t wanna fall in love
If I ever did that
I think I’d have a heart attack

Demi Lovato – Give Your Heart a Break

So let me give your heart a break
Give your heart a break
Let me give your heart a break
Your heart a break
Oh, yeah yeah

Is Demi Lovato a cardiologist? What’s with all of her songs about hearts? Demi Lovato is to hearts as Sir Mix-A-Lot is to butts.

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