Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...
May 25, 2007
Not a Big Fan of Romeo and Juliet
I've been listening to this song by Akon, and in fact I am listening to it right now and so I thought you might like to listen, too. The first couple of times I heard it, I was in the car and I liked the song but...I'm too old for it. At my age, when I hear "Nobody wanna see us together" lyrics, I don't think, "Yeah, old people are against young love! because old people are bitter and have never known what Real Love is! and so they don't want to see anyone else happy!" anymore. I think, "Well, why don't they want to see you together? Is it really a matter of young love, or is it more like outstanding warrants, or two pregnant ex-girlfriends, or that you're all slumpy and disrespectful and can't keep your pants up, or that you're cheating on her incessantly and other people think that's not a good sign even though you keep saying it doesn't mean anything, or...?"
Then I was looking up the song online to see who it was by, and I discovered that the song is being picked up here and there as a gay love song instead of the teenage love song I'd been hearing it as. Seen in that light, I can love the song. Maybe not every lyric detail works out, but I sure am a lot more inspired by lyrics of facing opposition and of fighting for the right to be together if I'm thinking of, say, gay marriage, as opposed to high school romance.
Posted by Swistle at 9:28:00 AM