I try not to blog about the stupidity that passes for entertainment in our culture.
Not out of any desire to be virtuous or good, mind you. Just out of a darkly perverse refusal to grant the stupidity any more attention.
I do same thing with anything that is really, really, REALLY popular. Things that are so popular that they could not possibly need or want my attention anyway.
So I virtually ignore them.
(Or, more exactly, I ignore them virtually.)
However, this does not prevent me from verbally ranting to my friends about such things.
And one of my pet peeves is . . . . . song lyrics!
Bad song lyrics.
Lyrics that are founded upon corrupt philosophical paradigms.
Lyrics that are so dumb no musical brilliance can save them.
Earlier this year I was certain that the lyrics to a Certain Overplayed Song were the Worst Lyric in the Universe.
They went something like this:
I’d catch a grenade for YAH.
Throw my hand on a blade for YAH.
I’d jump in front of a train for YAH.
You know I’d do anything for YAH
I would go through all this pain
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for you, baby
But you won’t do the same.
Leaving aside the fact that the music had a rang of about three notes, the lyrics are just fundamentally UNSOUND!
Butthen, someone introduced me to Justine Bieber’s latest hit, “Boyfriend”.
. . . I . . . I . . . um . . . no words.
No words can ever describe the idiocy of this . . . thing.
It is not a song.
It a collection of words and noted all jumbled together.
I would accuse the kid of da-da-isms in both lyrical and musical attempts.
But that that would be crediting him too much intelligence.
You should not ever torture yourself with the song.
So imagine my horror when I learned that my students, at the tender age of 10, adore Bieber.
On second though, don’t inflict that on yourself.
But then, Liam Neeson did dramatic reading of the . . . thing.
Thankfully, the “music” is not included. And even Neeson’s Voice o’ Velvet cannot salvage the nonsense.
But it is funny.
Have a gander, and let me know what you think of the “lyrics” being fed our youth.