Macklemore 's Same Love: The Breakdown

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If you watch the television or listen to the radio, then there is a good chance that you have been able to catch “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore. It is currently run on several radio stations and has over 100 million views on YouTube. I wouldn't say it is the best song out there, but it sure is catchy. Due to its “catchyness” I decided to check out other work by Macklemore. In doing this I discovered his song “Same Love” featuring Mary Lambert. Upon hearing this song, it really made me think about the world today. Macklemore (Ben Haggerty), Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert wrote this song together. It is a part of a partnership with the Music for Marriage Equality campaign. It drives home topics about hetero and homosexuality, and overall acceptance. Listening to this song made me realize that I, myself, have common views with the three talents that put it together. Same feelings on Christianity, marriage equality, and life basically. “Same Love” starts out with a personal experience that started at youth. It talks about how Macklemore thought that he, himself, might be gay due to his ability to draw well and that his room was always clean. Comparing himself to his uncle who is gay and the stereotypes that go along with being gay he decided he wasn't because his mother told him that he always liked girls and that he was good at sports. Growing up and hearing the many wrong stereotypes about homosexuals was all he knew about them at the time. The song then moves from the past to

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