Thursday, February 5, 2009

If I Were A Boy (Pt. 1)

Hey people, sorry for such a late new post. I've been busy meditating and taking part in a little soul search that was way past due(*shrugs* I dont know what Im talking about but it distracted you from the fact that I havent written a blog post in almost a month, right? Yeeeaaah). Anyway, this post is on a pretty well known female artist, Beyonce. I am not the biggest fan of her but I'm definitely not a hater. Shes really talented and has made it very far in the music world, I just think shes a bit overrated because many people, boys especially look more at her looks than her vocals, personality and all that other good stuff. I have a couple of guy friends that have a her picture as their wallpaper and claim shes their favorite artist having only heard one song by her, probably by accident. Now maybe Im overexaggerating but then again, maybe Im not. ANYWAY, my main point is though shes not my favorite, there are a couple of songs I do love by her. Mostly from her newest album, I AM...Sasha Fierce. One song in particular always always catched my attention and makes me think and its "If I Were A Boy" I know I probably could just write a simple overview of what I think the song means but todays an analyzing day so Im gonna explain each "part" of the song. Bear with me.

1. If I were a boy even just for a day
I'd roll out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted
And go drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
And I'd never get confronted for it
'Cause they stick up for me

Guys, most of them dont really care about what they wear because theyre never trying to really impress anybody and some really arent going anywhere besides "going to go drink bear with the guys" Now we girls get dogged at so much for taking forever to get ready but the fact of the matter is if we didnt spend all that time getting ready alot of you boys wouldnt give a girl the time of day since its all about looks. We try so hard to look nice for you and all you can do is complain about why we're taking so long. No matter if we're going somewhere that'll be 30 miles away from you, we'll wake up and take 4 hours to get ready just so that the 5 minutes that you see us before we leave the house you think "Wow, Im lucky to have a girl like her."/You guys can whistle and do a once over of any girl that passes by you and expect us not to say anything but let us mention a dudes name and you just wanna go off. Its ridiculous. We watch you flirt but many of us dont say anything because if we do, we're called jealous. Its not about jealousy, its about respecting the female youre involved with./If we have a certain girlfriend that you dont like, you go right in with calling her names and saying this and that about her but if we should say something about one of your little nasty guy friends both of you wanna strangle us. Again, ridiculous.

-AH! Just realized I'm gonna split this up into maybe three parts so for the rest of the lyric breakdown see my next post. Sorry for the inconvinience-