I can’t remember the first time I opened my mouth to sing a song, but all I know is my sisters have told me to shut up for as long as I can remember because I wouldn’t, and still won’t, stop singing.
What I love about music is its lyrics and how I connect to those lyrics in a song. There’s something about turning on the radio, or opening up iTunes or Spotify, and hearing a song that you can dance to, sing to, cry to, hell, even fall asleep to. No matter what you’re doing, music is somehow always there, in the background, making our lives better. I’d even say we thrive off of it.
I believe music is the thread of humanity which ties us together in a common feeling we get from music. No matter the type of music, whether it be pop-punk or rock or dance or techno, there’s something that unites us when we turn on a song and connect to it instantly because of the sound or the lyrics. Why is that every single one of us stopped everything we were doing at a middle school dance to sing along at the top of our lungs to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing?”
That’s why I’ve created this blog, because recently, and many times in the past as well, I’ve heard a song and stopped because I didn’t understand what it was trying to say, or what the point of it was. Just recently I heard a song and my first thought was, “What the hell?” and then I turned it off. As a writer, it confuses me when I hear songs that have potential to have beautiful words but instead have shitty lyrics, or a song become one of the most popular songs on the radio despite its sucky lyrics. And this music is being produced. Probably because the recording artists/producer/whoever know how to sell themselves/their talent and make music, even with sub par lyrics. So, I want to workshop them. I want to workshop all lyrics: the good, the bad, and the in between.
I don’t know everything, hell, I’m still learning about and listening to new music because there’s so much of it, but I want to try my hand at analyzing lyrics of current music and seeing what works and what doesn’t.
Don’t be afraid to hit me up in the comments with song suggestions for me to look at as I write this blog, and remember, these are all my opinions and suggestions, which should be taken completely as fact. Because my opinions are definitely and totally straight up facts. Even though I only recently discovered the difference between an LP and an EP (just kidding).
Oh, I’ll also probably make a shit ton of playlists, so if you don’t like anything else, maybe you’ll like some of the music I put together? 🙂