chihuahua0

Follow
Chihuahua0's photo

Blue compared to the depressive “Heaven”, closes the album on a hopeful note. She uses this status to give Blue a good send-off into the world, and celebrate what has gone right.

Like Glory, Beyonce ends the song with Blue Ivy. The ending closes with a beginning.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

No Angel, often stylized expands on the concept that imperfection is good. This thematic arc continues in “Jealous”.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

Pretty Hurts, a Sia-penned ballad, is a heavy song to open with, as it condemns beauty pageants and the obsession over appearance.

However, the end of the opening dialogue, “I want to be happy”, summarizes all of Beyonce’s wants expressed in this album. She wants to be a good singer, a good lover, a good wife, a good mother, and a good person. One aspiration can’t define all of her.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

Ingrid uses simple terms to express the sentiment “if only I could turn back time”. If only we had an undo button. It’s her escapist fantasy, to never hook up with her ex in the first place.

Time machines don’t really exist, so she’s outta luck. Maybe she should wish that she exists in Click.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

It’s a rewording of the phrase “lock the door, and throw away the key”, except more extreme.

Ingrid’s ex caused trouble (the fire), and took away her means to cope with it (the water). No wonder she’s so scorned!

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

It’s doesn’t matter whether you’re a boy or a girl—you want love of some sort—and the power to end it too. Just because you have a different chromosome doesn’t make it inherently different.

Girls can be the pursuer in a relationship. And as elaborated later, girls can pursue girls too. It’s equality in love.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

This line was added when Ingrid found the lyrics to be too “heteronormative”:

I didn’t like that, so the focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. […] That one tiny line opened up the song in a beautiful way. Of course, some people disagree, but they are ignorant [redacted] who I don’t need as fans.

This simple change shows that love, and falling out of love, is equal opportunity in not just gender, but orientation.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

Burn.

With the power of wordplay, she assumes power over her own breakup. With the word “call”, she connects a phrase about making love (“call me”), with breaking love (“call it over”).

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

This phrase is ultimately inspirational, and one that is rephrased throughout the song.

A breakup might wreck a person, but most of the time, they come out alive. Give them time, and they’ll heal.

Besides, a heart’s an organ, and is only figuratively a symbol.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

Sam and his beloved are married, a more stable situation than seen in songs like Stay With Me.

The quoted phrase often appears in wedding vows:

I take you to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

""Get Lucky," and "Lose Yourself To Dance."" (Rock Genius – #1 Daft Punk - Random Access Memories) | pending

“Get Lucky” by a mile. It’s an iconic throwback brought into modern times. “Lose Yourself To Dance” comes off as too anchored in the past.

Does anyone know whatever Charli XCX actually sings in this song, or is it just a writing feature?

"Na na na na, na na na na / Hey-ee ay-ee ay-ee ay ay-ee ay..." (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Can't Hold Us) | accepted

These simple lyrics are used unironically to amplify the song’s party atmosphere.

Hey, sometimes you have to let yourself go, surrender yourself to the night, and dance, dance, dance like you own and your people own it.

One of the lines that are repeated are repeated three times.

Shouldn’t some of the explanations be split?

"And yes, maybe just a touch of tourettes" (Nicki Minaj – Roman Holiday) | accepted

Not to mention Nicki Minaj just dropped a lot of curses and twitches.

"We can shoot a movie, we can bang like Rambo" (Nicki Minaj – Va Va Voom) | rejected

Nicki already pulled out the gun metaphors in “Roman Reloaded”, but she still has plenty of ammo left.

"My name is Onika, you can call me Nicki" (Nicki Minaj – Starships) | rejected

Something to add:

Also, unlike all the other promotional singles she had released for Roman Reloaded, she is rapping as herself, as opposed to her alter ego, Roman.

“Live fast, die young
Bad girls do it well”

Considering the Middle-Eastern vibe, the “bad girl” can be considered the ones which break out of their society’s rules.

“My oh me, my”

It’s actually “My, oh me, why?”