MUSICAL LYRICS ………ARE THEY GOING TO THE DOGS?


It is a lazy Sunday am alone in the house with my one year old son and am watching one of the music channels on pay TV and the song playing is, “ Rebound chic “by one Nelson Freitas.

As I sat listening to his song I was left wondering on the kind of music my son would be listening to by the time he its teenage hood. So this guy claimed to be looking for a rebound chic and whatever he planned to do to her wasn’t teaching her how to change her car s flat tire.
Having a dad who is a music enthusiast and an accomplished guitar player I I grew up listening to all kinds of music, from Simon and Garfunkel to Sukuma bin Ongaro,our house was a veritable music powerhouse long before Metro FM got its frequency from CCK.

It is with this background that I am left to wonder on the song lyrics of today. Music is an art and art is to appreciated (at least in my own opinion).Listening to Bob Dylan’s classic ‘Blowing in the wind’ or Simon and Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson it is a journey into musical bliss.

Good lyrics are thought provoking they stir the human soul and mind in ways that the singer and listen identify with so well such that certain songs are identifiable with various emotions and milestones in ones life. Remember the high school boyfriend who interspersed his letters to you with lyrics from Tevin Campbell can we talk……or your one time heart throb who swore by ALL 4 One’s I swear. Such are song lyrics that we even have these poetic odes in the Holy book in the form of Song of Solomon.

Wish our musicians took more time when writing their lyrics, I don’t need to have my daughter listening to songs that belittle women to nothing more than pleasure objects for men,. Its time we had better lyrics classics that people will be singing long after your song ceases to be among the chart busters.

Now let me watch another music video……..

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