Song Lyrics I Find Annoying

BEING THE FIRST OF WHAT MAY OR MAY NOT TURN OUT TO BE A MULTI-PART SERIES (ALTHOUGH I THINK I MAY HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT SUCH THINGS BEFORE ON THIS BLOG)

Grumpy old man time.

Firstly…

From FRIENDS by Marshmello & Anne-Marie:

Don’t go look at me with that look in your eyes.

This was annoying enough when I thought it was Don’t go looking at me, but upon discovering, through the enlightenment of Google, that it is Don’t go look at me, I find it even more annoying! I know, youth-speak and all that, but it seems, Marshmello & Anne-Marie, like you have just chopped off the ‘ing’ to make it rhythmically scan. Which is annoying. But the original reason I found this lyric annoying was the words ‘looking’ and ‘look’ in the same sentence. Gaaaaaaaahh!

I’m also slightly (although not too much) annoyed by the spelling of ‘Marshmello.’

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From Rise by Jonas Blue:

They say we’re too savage.

Firstly I will confess I thought Jonas Blue was a ‘they’ rather than a ‘he.’ Thank you, Google, for helping me to not look like an uncool person – or whatever the modern parlance is for such. Although by confessing the above, I fear I may have inadvertently categorised myself as ‘uncool.’ Bugger. Anyway…

This is not a savage song! There is nothing about this song that is savage! And I may be under a misapprehension here, but Jonas Blue does not, in any way, seem savage. Let’s find a pic…

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Does he look savage? Can you honestly, in any way, say that he seems savage? Perhaps the Sex Pistols were savage. Nirvana. At a push, the Manic Street Preachers. Not Jonas Blue. Presuming the ‘they’ to whom Jonas Blue refers are the older generations or authority figures or something, I can’t imagine anyone saying that Jonas Blue is too savage. Unless he spends his weekends mugging old ladies, cage fighting or hunting wild boar (further googling required).

(Re my initial confession, in my defence, Mr Blue, in the above lyric, does say They say we’re too savage. Why does he say ‘we’re’ and not ‘I’m’? Just saying…)

From You’re So Vain by Carly Simon:

You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you.

Okay I’m not the first person to examine this lyrical paradox:

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But in my defence, while I concede the possibility that the author of the above may have been troubled by this lyric for the same amount of time or perhaps even longer than I have, I was certainly troubled by this lyric before reading the above author’s analysis. If you see what I mean. To whit… the song obviously is about the ‘you’ to whom Carly refers, on account of her frequent references to ‘you’ and ‘you’re’ and ‘your’ and ‘yourself’! So quit having a go at ‘you’ for being vain!

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Well I’m glad I’ve got all that out of my system…

😌

PS. Links to songs below:

FRIENDS song

FRIENDS lyrics

Rise song

Rise lyrics

You’re So Vain song

You’re So Vain lyrics

And the book from which the page about ‘quantum vanity’ is taken:

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? by James Ball

 

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One comment on “Song Lyrics I Find Annoying

  1. Paws_4_Gaming says:

    Well…I have a thing or two to say about this…heehee…😂
    So, first, with they say we’re too savage, Jonas Blue admittedly doesn’t look savage, (but maybe savage in the inside?…) And second…we’re does sound like a we, but he is referring to himself and him only but just, I guess, in a ‘coooool’ way lol 😂 So, yeah…:) Also I think Marshmello is supposed to be spelt wrong but yeah it’s still a bit annoying… 😐

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