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Upbeat song, not so upbeat content

There are so many catchy songs out there.

But quite often, we probably get caught up into the fun, upbeat music without paying all that much attention to the lyrics. But if you take a moment to stop and really listen, you might be surprised that the content of the song you love doesn’t necessarily match the upbeat feel of the background music.

Here are a few examples for your consideration:

Broken Hearted by Kamin

The age old story of unrequited love.

Broken Hearted Karmin

Follow Me by Uncle Cracker

A happy go lucky ode to infidelity.

Uncle Cracker Follow Me

Payphone by Maroon 5

Maybe a sad breakup story can actually sound quite happy.

Payphone Maroon 5

Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin

There’s nothing like a fun and catchy tune about a murderer.

Mack the Knife Bobby Darin

Taylor Swift poject

As you may know…

I’m something of a Taylor Swift Superfan. After all, what’s not to like – she’s smart, talented, driven, beautiful and down to earth.

So recently, I came up with the highly ambitious idea that some how, some way, maybe I could get her to meet me in person. And what other tool will I use but Youtube of course. Hey, while it is probably a million to one (or even less likely) shot that it will work, it has worked for others who put out messages to their favorite singers of actors.

Anyway, as part of the effort I reworded her song “Love Story” and wanted to share it below. When the video is up, it will be featured on my Youtube channel and you can feel free to check it out.

Taylor Swift flowing hair

Dream Story

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You were so young when the world first saw you.

I heard your voice it was the perfect art

I was sitting there relaxing in the living room chair

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I saw you sing, saw you dance, heard your sounds

As you made you way across cities and towns

I thought “whoa,”

But little did I know…

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That you’d be a star, talented on so many levels,

My mind said, “She’s beautiful and would never settle”

And moved sadly through the rat race

Wishing you’d only know

And I thought…

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Taylor, take me somewhere  that I’ve never known

I’ll be waiting; this could be so much fun

I’ll be the audience, you’ll be the songstress

It’s a dream story Taylor, just say, “Yes”

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I’d even sneak in to the show to see you,

And keep quiet, just to enjoy the view

But for now, I close my eyes just imagine your smile

Oh, oh

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You’re now a star, talented on so many levels,

My mind said, “She’s beautiful and would never settle”

And moved sadly through the rat race

Wishing you’d only know

And I thought…

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Taylor, take me somewhere  that I’ve never known

I’ll be waiting; this could be so much fun

I’ll be the audience, you’ll be the songstress

It’s a dream story Taylor, just say, “Yes”

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Taylor save me, I don’t know how to feel

This may be difficult, but you could make it real

Don’t be afraid, no need to have any stress

It’s a dream story Taylor, just say, “Yes”

Oh, oh.

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I’ll never tire of waiting

Hoping that you might come around

Maybe your heart needs persuading

Like mine until I first heard your sounds

And I said…

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Taylor save me, from wondering what could be known

I’ll be waiting; this could be so much fun

Could you have heard what I said? Maybe seen my Youtube link

When you come back to my town maybe we could meet


Listen to me Taylor, I’ve always loved your sweet, sweet tone

I feel new, every time your soft tones flow
I really want to meet you badbut I don’t mean to press

It’s a dream story Taylor, just say, “Yes”

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Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

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You were so young when the world first saw you

Some random thoughts on band names

When I was a kid…

I dreamed of being a professional basketball player. While I loved the game and was pretty good, I turned out to be a whole 5 foot 6 inches tall. And, short, white guys don’t usually make it too far in that game, lol.

So, when I got a bit older, sometime during my teen years, I started thinking about what it might be like to be in a band. Of course I fancied myself as the lead singer. So what if I couldn’t hold a tune, play an instrument and hated performing in front of people. I’m sure we could work around all that somehow. Besides, girls dig guys in a band.

As a writer, I have made some attempts to write songs. But desipte the fact that I have authored two poetry books to date, I was never one who really had the knack for writing lyrics.

What I thought I was pretty good at was coming up with band names. So with that in mind, here’s some I don’t mind sharing that I created over the years.

In my early to mid teens…

Lynx

Burn Out

A little later on…

Rules of Enragement

Sounds of Chaos

By the way, if any on your musicians out there want to “borrow” one of these names, go for it. Just make sure you give me the credit. And if you make it big, maybe a couple of million or so wouldn’t hurt either.

Some musical artists sing deeper lyrics than you might expect

Of course we all know that many of the great musical artists out there showcase some extremely poignant lyrical content in their work. But in many cases, profound lyrical and even poetic content can easily be missed or overlooked when it comes to more commercial or mainstream bands and artists.

Here are a few examples of some deep and intriguing lyrics as they appear in songs of some of today’s most notable musical acts:

“Crush Crush Crush” by Paramore

They taped over your mouth
Scribbled out the truth with their lies
You little spies

“If I Die Young” by The Band Perry

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a, bed of roses
Sink me in the river, at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

“What I Want” by Daughtry

What I want
And what I need
Has now become the same thing
You’ve been offering

“Firework” by Katy Perry

You don’t have to feel like a wasted space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

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