MISCELLANEOUS MONDAY : Listen to the Lyrics

Before I began playing the guitar I was happy to just hum along to songs. I was even happy enough to convince myself that humming took the same amount of musical talent as playing a real instrument, but now it's very different. As the calluses form on my left fingers thanks my new obsession I find myself really listening to every song in a depth I didn't know possible. I listen for the notes and when they change or I'm trying to guess what chords are being played.

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In addition I'm really taking in the lyrics. Have you ever really listened to the lyrics of your favourite songs? Sometimes they don't always make sense, or sometimes they are just plain ridiculous. Some examples include:

# 1 Seven Years - Lukas Graham

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"Once I was 11 years old my Daddy told me go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely."  Was this song written in the 1800s, the same era as Pride and Prejudice? 11 years old seems a bit young to be putting pressure on your son for being single,

Dad: "Hey loser when are you going to stop scrounging off your auld pair and get a place if your own?"
Lukas: "Dad, I'm 11 I can't legally have a home of my own." 
Dad: "Why can't you be more like your brother?" 
Lukas :" What? You mean 5?"

# 2 Hello - Adele

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So I know I'm not the first to acknowledge the humorous side of this song. Could you imagine someone just calling you up after years and years and being like "Hello, it's me"? This would never happen to me because first of all I'd let it go to Voicemail because I don't have the number saved so by default it's obviously a creepy stalker. After listening to the voicemail I would then text the number back and be like "Who is this? I lost my phone and don't have any numbers saved." There is no way I'd be listening to someone singing down the phone at me for 4 minutes and 45 seconds. Ain't nobody got time for that. 

# 3 Locked Away - R City ft. Adam Levine

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"If I got locked away and we lost it all today tell me honestly would you still love me the same?" Eh, no. you messed up mate, now your in prison and I'm broke, I don't love you the same, even though your Adam Levine and it's hard to stay mad at you. And Adam, context is everything. What did you get locked up for? Huge difference between not paying your motor tax and aggravated burglary .

If you have any silly songs you'd like to share please do!

Thanks for reading,