Monday, August 10, 2009

With Sassy Songs

Today I was talking to a friend (Shahadat) and I realized that I oftentimes put more emphasis on the lyrics of a song rather than the actual melody, which is why sometimes I end up liking songs that the majority of the population deems crappy. Oh well.

Anyhow, onto music.

(Note: This music video is not an official one)
So this song actually came on my "Esthero + Bitter:sweet station" on Pandora a couple times before, but I was interning so I never paid attention to the lyrics until today. The lyrics are (kind of) the story of my life (...ok to be honest, probably also the story of the majority of women who are forward).

"Hey Boy
Why you didn't call me?
I waited for days
I can't believe you didn't call

A. You're gay
B. You've got a girlfriend
C. You kinda thought I came on too strong or
D. I just wasn't your thing
no ring

When we sat outside for an hour at the party and talked
I thought something good could be starting
It's not a lot that I want
just some talking
and really, you just injured my pride

Susan said that maybe you're scared
Shelly says there always is a reason
and Chris said you're probably surrounded by girls and I'm just not one of them you're needing"

To be honest, I rarely give out my phone number or ask for them, hence I even more rarely don't get called back, but it's the whole waiting and interpreting and asking friends for possible reasons that are eerily similar to what I do.

And yes, I am incredibly forward and my ego is bruised. Basically this song is the kind of train of thought that goes through my head.
:O The singer tells this story in such a honest sincere way, too. I feel like she's talking to her best friend (the voice inside her head or me the listener). Love it!

I heard this song repeatedly at NSM during class but I never figured that it was Ciara and Missy! FAIL! I love the bright color scheme of the music video (of course). And of course, I always love Missy and sometimes Ciara (sorry). This song just makes all the dance genes in my body jump with excitement, and also it also hits the spot for my cravings for strong-ladies-fierceness.

I am going to have to say though, Ciara sometimes scares me in the video. Is she going to attack me with her ponytail? I don't know! Is she going to stomp on me with those sky-high heels? I have no clue! ...Those ARE the hottest construction outfits and workers ever though. Kind of reminds me of Rihanna's hot mechanic co-workers in "Shut Up and Drive." Also, what is that GIGANTIC machinery that Ciara's dancing next to?! What is that for? Building condos for giants?

This music again isn't an official one. It's actually a project from UC Berkeley's Music Video DeCal. I love both the song and the video.

The song because well, that's exactly how I feel sometimes (*cough* more like often). I think it's good to let anger and irritation out instead of holding it in. And I love how Lily Allen basically coos the following obscene lyrics. Putting on a smiling face while you curse someone out is one of the best ways to swear in my opinion.

"Fuck you
Fuck you very very much
Cause we hate what you do and we hate your whole crew
So please don't stay in touch"

"Friend Lover" by Eletrik Red
Another gem (ok so that's debatable) by the gurl group. It's wonderfully catchy and I love the tong-in-cheek rhyming lyrics.

"He's my friend lover
Lover like no other
He fills me up when I'm running low on love

I just take the phone
Dial him up
Tell him what I want
Need a little this
Need a little that
From the front
From the back

He don't want talk about where I been
I don't want to talk about what he did
For me he'll leave his homies'
Come over and put it on me
We don't want to talk about what we do
Its' just between us two
He's not my man all day
But all night he's my boo


I'll never break the rules
Rule One: No poppin up un-announced
Rule Two: Never leave no clothes at my house
Rule Three: Can't speak if you see when I'm out
Rule Four: You cant' stay pass five, I gotta be to work by nine"

Obviously the song is about hook up buddies/friends with benefits, and I don't think I've ever heard of another song on the same object. Plus it's just so...happy and fun. Also the song makes me want to do a lot of ridiculous hand gestures and facial expressions. Ask me and I'll be happy to demonstrate.