Have you ever been disappointed to realize what a song means?
December 20, 2008 12:21am CST
What I am trying to explain is when you hear a song, you love what it means, and you understand what the lyrics are trying to say. It feels really good. Then you look up the song and find out the lyrics are different or that the artist mean the song to mean something completely different. For example, James Blunt has a song called Annie. He sings that "Annie you're a star who's just not going very far; And all the world will know your name, and you'll be famous as you are, cause I'll sing for you.." It's obvious that Annie tried to make it to the big time, and wanted to be famous, but she failed and so she's not happy. So James says he will sing a song about her and people will know who Annie is. Okay. Nice of him to do. But he sings "Did it all came tumbling down, down? Will you go down on me? Cause Annie you're a star.." Did you see that? He says "Will you go down on me?" If you know what the phrase "Go down on me" means, you'll understand that Annie is doing James Blunt a certain favor. It's not that I didn't notice that he sings this part, I just thought he meant something else by it. It must be my dirty mind, I thought. It has nothing to do with the song. Isn't it kind of humiliating for him to tell the world what she is doing? But I looked it up and apparently that is what it means. Well, so he is only making her name famous because she's doing him a favor... well that's.. different.