Sunday, September 5, 2010

My bone to pick about some song lyrics

Remind me not to get on a soapbox today.  I mean, I know it's Sunday and all, but I have neither the qualifications nor the desire to preach from the pulpit.  But I do have something I need to get off my chest and would like to know how you feel about this poser.

My question is:  Has anyone noticed how distasteful and trashy today's top music has gotten?

I mean, I am still as young as I think I am, so I still listen to the hits.  The radio is on in my car at all times and you are likely to see me walking with my iPod attached somewhere.  I love music.  I always have and always will.  Music awakens my senses and eases my mind.  I can sit and listen to music for hours~ not the beat, but the words.  In fact, when I am enrapt in songs, I can do nothing else.  I guess it's the poet in me who loves to analyze and decipher the lyrics.  Pete, on the other hand, listens to music to drown out the tinnitus in his ears.  He works while he listens and pays no attention to the words.

So when I asked him what he thought about the singer who has a first name like my daughter (spelled differently though) and a last name that rhymes with scary, this is what he said.

"Who's that?"

"You don't know who she is?  Her trashy album cover is all over and her songs are played every time you turn around.  Have you listened to the words of her, um, music?"

"No.  I don't know what she sings."

"Well you need to.  I can't believe she drones on about going all the way tonight and she even talks about wearing out the sheets... AND THE KIDS ARE BEING EXPOSED TO THIS TRASH! Not to mention her sex on the beach crap.  Drink or not, I don't care.  She's sending the wrong message to vulnerable ears."

Big breath.  I feel a little better now.

"I don't listen to words, remember?"

"Well, you better because I want the station changed when you hear it if the kids are in the car."

"I'll just turn off the radio, okay?" Pete said.

I'm stepping down now.


Lisa Grissom said...

Girl, I know what you mean! Lady Gaga is another one that I think is contributing alot of trash to the world. Music is so powerful and can be very impressionable on a subliminal level. Of course, I am biased though, because I am in the business of representing musicians. We are vey selective about who we represent. Not that we always have to agree with their message or presentation, but that they are not contributing more trash to an already overflowing dumpground. In the analogy of nature, we want our artists to be planting more trees in the souls of their fans. And that is possible in all arrangements of music, whether that be classical, singer/songwriter, punk rock, industrial rock, electric rock, country, pop, etc. etc. That's our way of making the world a better place!

Jeni said...

ditto my friend... ditto!!!