Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sean Reviews Song Lyrics

It's been over a year since my last post where I analyze lyrics from current pop songs, so I hope that you haven't been sitting in front of your computers or phones continuously hitting refresh in the hope that I would share my thoughts about song lyrics. If you have, then your patience has been vindicated. Please note that I'm including videos of the songs to this post, so there may be some NSFW lyrics in them. Here we go:

"Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha, featuring Florida Georgia Line

I don't mean to be so uptight, but my heart's been hurt a couple times
By a couple guys that didn't treat me right
I ain't gon' lie, ain't gonna lie
'Cause I'm tired of the fake love, show me what you're made of
Boy, make me believe
But hold up, girl, don't you know you're beautiful?
And it's easy to see

This makes absolutely no sense. Ms. Rexha sings about awful past relationships and how she wasn't treated right. One of the members of Florida-Georgia Line (we'll say Florida) then responds with the "But hold up, girl" line basically dismissing her by saying that you're beautiful, so you'll be fine. What a jerk!

"Finesse" by Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

We out here drippin' in finesse
It don't make no sense

"Don't make no sense" is a double negative, so I guess it makes sense. It doesn't make any sense might be what Mr. Mars wanted to say.

"No Roots" by Alice Merton

I've got no roots, but my home was never on the ground
I've got no roots, but my home was never on the ground
I've got no roots oo oo oo oo

Three ways to go here. The first is that Ms. Merton does not have any clothing or gear from the Canadian company, Roots. Perhaps she doesn't own a copy of Alex Haley's book or have a DVD of the epic mini-series meaning that she has no Roots. The final alternative is that she can't get tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or is unable to see the band on tour, so again, she has no Roots.

"Havana" by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug (I highly recommend the video.)

Havana, ooh na-na
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na

Do people take other people back to East Atlanta? I know that Buckhead is a popular place to go but I've never heard that about East Atlanta (na-na-na). Do any of the Real Housewives live in East Atlanta?

That concludes today's edition of Sean's take on current song lyrics. Please click here to see past editions of Sean analyzing song lyrics. This feature will probably return in 2019, or sooner, or later.

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