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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

It's Like So Romantic

I was listening to the radio the other day. Yes, I know. A dreadful act. But in my defense, I was in a car driven by my mother which removes Ultimate Control of Stereo from me.

I had the 'joy' of listening to a lovely teenybopper. Yes, I am still a teen (just!) but she was a teen in that "OMG!!!!!!1111 I want to like totally have your babies" fashion. Lovely Teenybopper was expressing her desire for Kelly Clarkson's Because of You to be played because it is "like SO romantic. You just feel the love."

I had to giggle. No, not because of the particular song choice. I actually quite like the song. Very good for singing along to. The song is quite good because it has the material where you can scream along to like you are in So. Much. Pain.

Anyhow, the amusement came from actually listening to the song. Ignoring the knowledge that the song is actually about Clarkson's family troubles whilst growing up [the fact that there is a Wikipedia entry for the song is quite...scary], the "romantic" nature of the song doesn't really quite spring out at me.

Obviously, Lovely Teenybopper must think that Miss Kelly is singing to a boyfriend but a quick lyrics study shows us something quite different:
Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I am afraid

I can be quite blind but nothing there, or in the actual song, really jumps out at me as romantic. More along the lines of 'abusive', 'stalkerish' and 'controlling' ' but nothing that makes me think of love. We all have our own tastes and preferences but 'romantic'? Now that is quite scary indeed.

And that is from the blog file of "I have a 1600 word essay due in exactly forty one hours and have not started and therefore procrastinating as much as possible" I am screwed but instead I spend my time thinking about the meaning of a Kelly Clarkson song. I'm deep.