Music Makes Me My Mother

Music-Blog-List-LogoI heard a song on the way home last night. I was so offended, so ANGRY with the words in this song that I didn’t change the channel just so I could make mental notes about what I hated about every single line of it.

I tuned in during the first round of the chorus and I responded (sometimes out loud) as follows:

Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else
(Hey)
Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else
(I love me)
Oh. Oh ok, you don’t need anybody else? You need NO ONE ELSE? That’s a great message for children.
Can’t help myself, no, I don’t need anybody else
Anytime that I like
(I love me)
Yep. This is what’s wrong with these upcoming generations. Everything is “I love me” and “I need no one”. Let me tell you, that’s gonna work for you in the REAL WORLD.
I’ll take it nice and slow
Feeling good on my own without you, yeah
You’ll take it slow doing what? That doesn’t even make sense.
Got me speaking in tongues
I don’t think you know what that means…
The beautiful, it comes without you, yeah
I’m glad you think you’re so pretty, but sometimes other people bring out beautiful parts of you and you should INVITE those people into your LIFE.
I’m gonna put my body first
And love me so hard ’til it hurts
You’re gonna what? Love yourself so hard it hurts?? I don’t…
I know how to scream out the words
Scream the words
(I love me)
You’re going to scream that you love yourself…awesome. No wonder you don’t want anyone else…they’ve all run away.
Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else
(I love me)
Can’t help myself, no, I don’t need anybody else
Anytime, day or night
(I love me)
If I ever have a daughter I hope she doesn’t hear this song. It’s great to love yourself and all but when you deny the love and help of others, you deny yourself a COMMUNITY of people that can hold you up when you are low!!
Ah, la la la, la la la la la…
Anytime that I like
(I love)
I know how to scream my own name
Scream my name.
Wait.
Wait wait wait wait…
This song is about masturbation, isn’t it?

The entire song, on PLAIN OLD REGULAR RADIO, was about a chick who’s proud that she’s masturbating. Well, you’d better believe when I finally figured out what I was listening to, I had a whole NEW rant…
HOW AM I GOING TO EXPLAIN THIS TO MY CHILDREN?
I can’t. I simply can’t. And who are you, young person, that you are so desperate for attention that you write a SONG and RECORD IT and SELL IT TO RADIO STATIONS about MASTURBATING??!!!!! Like I once heard someone say, “I don’t say everything I know or show everything I’ve got.” WHAT HAPPENED TO MYSTERY?! What happened to young women taking pride in themselves? Having character?!
OH I got so much more mad than I was when I first started listening.
Also, I am offended and disgusted by songs on the radio. I’m surprised when a man curses in front of a woman. I am disappointed when young people don’t take their hats off in church.
And, of course, at that point I realized that I’m now my mother.

 

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