What do those song lyrics mean to me, you ask? So this is a great topic for me because music intrigues me. And it also interesting that some people don’t listen to lyrics of a song. They get caught in the beat and how it moves them. A song is a package people. For me, I not only listen to a lyric but also try to understand what the meaning behind it is (is there a message). In speaking with others, pretty much anything that’s said can turn into a lyric that I’ve heard or a quote from a movie. My mind just operates like that. Plus if I am truly being honest with you, I listen intently to everything (even when I am not supposed to be listening). When people talk to or around me, I am listening pass the spoken word to hear what that person means. This was very annoying and overwhelming a couple of years ago, which I couldn’t handle so I stopped “listening”. Now I am embracing all gifts that have been given to me.
In this post, I am going to give some lyrics from two songs (I can really go on and on, but will leave it at two for now). I will also provide my take on the meaning. Let’s do this (doing a happy dance, music excites me)!
- Artist: Jay Z, Song: Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love) – WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!!!!!!
Males shouldn’t be jealous that’s a female trait
What you mad cause you push dimes and he sell weight?
Y’all don’t know my expenses, I gotta buy bigger plates
And more baggies, why you all aggie?
Ni$@a respect the game, that should be it
What you eat don’t make me shit, where’s the love?
I like these lines because it says to me – “Self, why should I be concerned with what so and so is doing or has. What they do really has no effect on me.” In other words, stay in your lane and why be jealous. You have no idea the road that was travelled by that man or woman. If a person’s life is not impacting you in any way shape or form, mind your business. I will also add that what’s meant for you is for you. Nothing or no one can change that. Be happy when others succeed. SIDEBAR: I am laughing at MS Word because it tried to correct the grammar. I know what the correct word(s) should be. I would also share that my sister and I have even discussed getting the words what you eat don’t make me shit in a tattoo – lol.
- Artist: India Menzel, Song: Let It Go (Disney’s Frozen)
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel
Don’t let them know
Well, now they know
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care what they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway
Now you may be wondering what could possibly be learned from a Disney song. My answer is a lot. What powerful words for a child to hear. These lines say to me that you’ve listened to others regarding who you should be. Stop concealing, embrace the person you are. If others don’t like it or can’t accept it, let them go and move on. Sometimes we try to suppress the real us which causes conflict within. Let it go and be you!!! SIDEBAR: I just love to hear my daughter sing this song. She gets so into it, and then tells me that I’m singing too loud – lol.
So the next time you are listening to your favorite song, stop and really listen. And answer the question, what do those song lyrics mean to you?