Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Let's Make Nice

Are there any nice lyrics out there?  Anyone not angry, depressed or who-gives-a-damn selfish?

Music is an art and art, should make you feel so any emotion is valid, but do you have to tune in country station to hear something positive or uplifting?

Or does "let's party" pass for positive these days?

Take Rude Boy by Rihanna, for example:
Come on rude boy, boy
can you get it up
Come here rude boy, boy
Is you big enough

Well, it's not negative.  And I guess its main virtue is that it's direct.  Not every song has to be deep poetry filled with metaphor, but is there any emotion involved here?  I suppose it serves for some fun gesturing on the dance floor, but then what?

In contrast, take Happiness Runs by Donovan:
Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Now, I haven't got a clue what it means, but it makes me feel positive, optimistic, nice.

Nice is good for a change, isn't it?

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