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Wanted: Talented Song Writers with a Good Grasp on English
Posted 7/6/08 , edited 7/6/08
I don't turn on the radio. Well...rarely. The only time the hip music of the moment reaches my ears is when my sister drives. She listens to that hipster station everyone today in California listens to (I think it was 94.9 FM). Well since lately she's been driving me everywhere (basketball/badminton practice), I've been more exposed to the mainstream music of our youth, something I'm not particularly accustomed to. Interestingly enough, it's not very diverse. The same songs play over and over again due to popular request, and despite the amount of attention I pay to them, which is very little, I couldn't help but notice the lyrics.

Danity Kane- Damaged
Damaged, damaged Damaged, damaged
I thought that I should let you know
That my heart is Damaged, damaged
So damaged (so damaged)

Leona Lewis- Keep Bleeding

Keep bleeding
Keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding
I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding
Keep, keep bleeding love
You cut me open

Usher- Love in the Club
I wanna make love in this club (in this club, in this club, in this club) I wanna make love in this club (in this club, in this club, in this club) I wanna make love in this club (in this club, in this club, in this club) I wanna make love in this club (in this club, in this club, in this club)


Starting to see a pattern? I swear it's like a broken record. Excessive repeating. I wonder if anyone went through a thought process at all in writing these. And good lord, I've been wanting to bitch about THIS one. Yes it's a tad bit late, but might as well while I'm here.

Soulja Boy- Crank Dat
Soulja Boy Off In This Hoe
I'm Bouncin On My Toe
Why Me Super Soak Dat Hoe
I'ma Pass It To Arab
Then He Gon Pass It To The Low (Low)
Haterz Wanna Be Me
Soulja Boy, I'm The Man
They Be Lookin At My Neck
Sayin Its The Rubberband Man (Man)
Why me Do It (Watch Me Do It) Dance (Dance)
Let Get To It (Let Get To It)
Nope, You Can't Do It Like Me Hoe,
So Don't Do It Like Me Folk,
I See You Tryna Do It Like Me
Man That Shit Was Ugly

I couldn't understand him when he was singing because he was generally incoherent throughout the entire song, so I looked online to see the lyrics. Looking it over the first time, I seriously couldn't comprehend what I was reading. "Why me do it." "Let get to it." Are you serious? I've heard three year olds with a firmer grasp on grammar structure than this. I wonder if the song writer went to school. He obviously has no dignity or pride if he can come up with this stuff and publicize it. I like the song but I can't appreciate this type of style of writing. I don't see anything I can appreciate. It's shocking. How did this song win our (myself not included) approval?

Perhaps people today pay more attention to the beat of the music instead of the lyrics themselves. At least within the genre of hip hop or rap. People like the beat more I guess? It is catchy at times I admit, but being more of a literary person, I'm afraid it's lost on me. I think that lyrics are an important part of the song; it gives it meaning. When these songs come out and dominate, it's rather disappointing. It makes it hard to find deeper lyrics with substance behind them. I like the ones that are poetic and provide imagery. Vienna Teng is one to listen to if you happen to share my interests.
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Posted 7/6/08
dats awesome!! i also love music too!!!
but i usually listen to rock songs and stuff!!!!
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Ive said it before, appreciation for music as an art than a buisness is at an all time low.

Radio music is shit anyway, no talent effortless frauds. Try listening to 93.5 here in perth, always pink and PATD and shit like that. ALWAYS!
Posted 7/6/08

mokney wrote:

Ive said it before, appreciation for music as an art than a buisness is at an all time low.

Radio music is shit anyway, no talent effortless frauds. Try listening to 93.5 here in perth, always pink and PATD and shit like that. ALWAYS!


I'll check it out sometime when I'm working out.
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It makes me feel sad...when our generation has forgotten about the lyrical part of a song. They are only hearing half of the song's potential if they are only listening to the music/beats. That's what they are doing now. My friends don't listen to the lyrics, but the music itself. And being half black, you'd think I'd know what Soulja Boy is talking about? 99.9% of hiphop/rap just goes into one ear and out the other. And I admit myself, I only listen to the music now. Songs with true meaning are dead.

but, Rock...Rock seems to be the only genre that could keep a song meaningful. Music is dying out in America.

Maybe that's why i listen to so much Asian music. I'll look up the translation and find it so meaningful. It's funny how some songs, like those girly ones, can be put into the simplest way yet mean so much? I wonder...if I could write better than most of America's songs.

Anyways, I like what you wrote! <3
Posted 7/6/08

kaisergirl wrote:

It makes me feel sad...when our generation has forgotten about the lyrical part of a song. They are only hearing half of the song's potential if they are only listening to the music/beats. That's what they are doing now. My friends don't listen to the lyrics, but the music itself. And being half black, you'd think I'd know what Soulja Boy is talking about? 99.9% of hiphop/rap just goes into one ear and out the other. And I admit myself, I only listen to the music now. Songs with true meaning are dead.

but, Rock...Rock seems to be the only genre that could keep a song meaningful. Music is dying out in America.

Maybe that's why i listen to so much Asian music. I'll look up the translation and find it so meaningful. It's funny how some songs, like those girly ones, can be put into the simplest way yet mean so much? I wonder...if I could write better than most of America's songs.

Anyways, I like what you wrote! <3


thank you ^^, but I loved what you wrote also about the generation/music.
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Posted 7/6/08
after careful consideration to what i have patiently read, its sounds like to you really need a social life (no offense). i understand what your perspective is on how todays music has been somewhat not of the intellectual side but you know of this musics genre (rap) then you have no need to make such comments.

as i can see clearly as i have read then are you assuming that todays generation is easily amused by catchy rhythms (as you said on how it dominates), but have you carefully considered to the fact that some of these songs give todays teen a sense of empathy or something to relate to.

if you do not like these listening to these songs then just ask your damn sister to change the stupid station. who says you had to listen to the same station every time.

damn. did i needed some patience to keep on typing properly.

by the way, the song "crank dat"meaning is something really disgusting and demeaning so i agree with you on that.

so as you can tell i too am a person who knows of literary,but chooses when and how i use them. sorry if i seem kind of defensive but it just seemed to me as if you were insulting the teen generation of today. perhaps if you are so disappointed then maybe you should get the generation more aware on the type of music it is being exposed to.
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You know what I find hilarious? People who always claim that lyrics are more important than the music. Most of the time it's the same people who find songs like Demon Of The Fall are only full of incoherent screaming and therefore sucks. Show them the lyrics, and they ironically say "It's very well written but I cannot hear what he's trying to say."
Posted 7/6/08 , edited 7/6/08

animeislife_92 wrote:

after careful consideration to what i have patiently read, its sounds like to you really need a social life (no offense). i understand what your perspective is on how todays music has been somewhat not of the intellectual side but you know of this musics genre (rap) then you have no need to make such comments.

as i can see clearly as i have read then are you assuming that todays generation is easily amused by catchy rhythms (as you said on how it dominates), but have you carefully considered to the fact that some of these songs give todays teen a sense of empathy or something to relate to.

if you do not like these listening to these songs then just ask your damn sister to change the stupid station. who says you had to listen to the same station every time.

damn. did i needed some patience to keep on typing properly.

by the way, the song "crank dat"meaning is something really disgusting and demeaning so i agree with you on that.

so as you can tell i too am a person who knows of literary,but chooses when and how i use them. sorry if i seem kind of defensive but it just seemed to me as if you were insulting the teen generation of today. perhaps if you are so disappointed then maybe you should get the generation more aware on the type of music it is being exposed to.


I do have a social life, but these thoughts occur to me when I'm bored.

None taken (on the no offense part), you are just voicing out your opinion on what I think of today's music and I respect you for that. I'm not insulting the teen generation of today but rather pointing out their flaws. lol and I can't get the generation to be more aware on the type of music it is exposed to. I'm just one voice among millions of others.
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Posted 7/6/08

haotehmao wrote:

You know what I find hilarious? People who always claim that lyrics are more important than the music. Most of the time it's the same people who find songs like Demon Of The Fall are only full of incoherent screaming and therefore sucks. Show them the lyrics, and they ironically say "It's very well written but I cannot hear what he's trying to say."


Oh dude that song is just fucking EPIC! The intro is so fucking evil.
Posted 7/6/08
Well, you've plenty of other options besides hip/hip and pop music.
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Well, you've plenty of other options besides hip/hip and pop music.


lol very true
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Posted 7/6/08 , edited 7/6/08
That's why you listen to Asian music. XD. They have professional lyric writers and composers.

To me, the lyrics are just as, if not more, important as the beat. For example...So Hot by WOndergirls is catchy, but the lyrics? pointless....so I don't like it.
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Posted 7/6/08
Dim sum, Type in youtube - Broken Bones Birds of Tokyo and tell me what ya think.

Or go to www.myspace.com/birdsoftokyo

Good band.
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Posted 7/6/08

mokney wrote:


haotehmao wrote:

You know what I find hilarious? People who always claim that lyrics are more important than the music. Most of the time it's the same people who find songs like Demon Of The Fall are only full of incoherent screaming and therefore sucks. Show them the lyrics, and they ironically say "It's very well written but I cannot hear what he's trying to say."


Oh dude that song is just fucking EPIC! The intro is so fucking evil.


The entire song is beautiful really. It's always a good song to get people into Death Metal or Opeth. It has almost every signature Opeth move in one small package. The final 2 minutes of the song always makes me tear up, especially live performances.
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