It’s true that some songs and lyrics aren’t what they seem to be. There are some songs that have that one catchy tune and unforgettable lyrics but you have no idea what the song is about.
However, there’s always something hidden behind the lyrics and music that you can’t seem to get out of your head.
An example? The song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. Catchy, easy to dance to. The music video is full of women who are dressed not so safe for work If I might say and the lyrics aren’t so child safe either.
But what does the song actually mean? Some say the song is sexist against women. That the song makes women seem like they’re only tools for entertainment.
How does Thicke respond to this? Thicke states that the song was written about his wife. He claims that the song and lyrics were “harmless” and was intended to celebrate his 20-year relationship with his wife, Paula.
Now have you heard of the song “Harder to Breathe” by Maroon 5? Turns out, the song was only written because the record label wanted one more song to fit into the album and that song was only there to fill in the quota.
Who didn’t see that coming?
However, not all songs are just as surprising as those two. Some songs are exactly what you think they are.
The song “Alone” by Armin Van Buuren speaks to us on an emotional level. Despite its catchy tune, the lyrics and music video are exactly what the song means.
The artist is saying that even though we all have phones and technology; we’re not connecting with each other because we’re so busy with everything else.
In the music video, an old man falls to the ground while crossing the street. Despite the busy streets, nobody comes to help.
Not even the one person who steps in to help is screaming for somebody else to help. Are we alone in this world, or is there anyone actually out there?
“As a society we’ve started to care less about each other,” states Ryan Bingham, student. Bingham says that he liked how he connected to the song.
This shows that, as far as songs and lyrics go, you never know what to expect.