At the age of 19, Gaga was originally signed to Def Jam Records after the labels CEO heard her singing in a hallway of its New York Office. There she recorded and produced one song, with producer Red One titled “Boys, Boys, Boys”. After 3 months she was dropped as an artist from the label. After being dropped, Gaga formed an indie rock band titled The Stefani Germanotta Band. She recorded one album with them, and performed in Underground New Jersey clubs. While performing with the band, she began writing with music producer Rob Fusari. He compared her musical style to Freddie Mercury, and came up with the name “Lady Gaga”, naming her after the song “Radio Gaga.”
There was not a single song on the album that did not come to life and cause all of us to relate to every emotion within their songs. When listening to “Go Your Own Way” one hears the lyrics, “Loving you isn't the right thing to do. / How can I ever change things that I feel? / If I could baby I'd give you my world. / How can I when you won't take it from me? / You can go your own way, go your own way.” These lyrics capture your soul. They speak of the pain that accompanies the demise of a relationship. On the other hand, “Don’t Stop” provokes feelings of hope and optimism instead of wallowing in the past. The entire playlist of Rumors causes lovers to reflect upon their own past heartbreak and relate. The album’s ability to make that kind impression on a person’s heart makes it phenomenal. We all desire to be able to relate to others and to feel understood. Once we make that connection, it remains with us always.
She gave him everything, and she believed in him. She risked everything for him, believing he was the one for her, but he hurt her and rejected her love. He had not capability of truly loving, ever being remorseful and without self-control. He did not appreciate her; walked all over her, and probably thought he could do better, “Throw your soul through every open door” “Count your blessings to find what you look for.” I do not see it as they were in a relationship. I think he strung her along and played with her, enjoyed toying with and controlling her. He has finally gone too far and she is done, “Finally I can see you crystal clear” “Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare.” But, he left her with scars with memories of him. She was very much in love with him. She knows they could have had it all. It causes her pain to the point of not being able to breathe. But the tide is turning, she is not sad anymore; she is becoming angry. At one point in the song she sings, "There is a fire starting in my heart, reaching a fever pitch, bringing me out of the dark.” Her anger is allowing her to open up her eyes and see the reality of the relationship. Now, she wants revenge. She wants him to suffer like he made her suffer. He broke her heart, but she knows that in the end he did not just break her heart. He broke his heart too. She knows that if she leaves, he will see her and see that they could have had future of fidelity and joy.
I personally like the artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and the songs that they create. Their songs have a way of diving into important matters that the rest of society try to avoid. I am not gay, but I had a friend that was and this song closely resembles what he went through. The song also tells the story of a gay couple and the struggles they had and not just the problems around the subject of being gay. “No one disputes that biological difference, exists between men and women. However, what we make of those differences does not inevitably arise out of the biological” (Conley 277).
Macklemore’s song, “Same Love,” with Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert, tells the younger generation about discrimination against gays, homophobia, and inequality. The song calls out people who want freedom, where our country came from, and what are religion says to show how if we don’t accept gays, there is a lot we can never have. Macklemore is disappointed with the way hip hop and rap talk about gay people without realizing how difficult they are making gay’s lives. It is also great when Macklemore practically asks religious people how exactly they do not support gay rights, and why they believe it is wrong because God is supposed to love everyone. Macklemore gives his honest opinion on how he feels everyone should be equal, and there are no “buts” or “ifs.” I stand by his opinion about love being love no matter what. Macklemore’s song, “Same Love,” he talks about societies false ideas of gays, the way the term “gay” is used in hip hop music, and that we are not equal until we allow gay rights with a huge change at heart.
The next artist is not new, and has actually been in the game for a while now! With her charismatic personality and electrifying voice, Gwen Stefani of “No Doubt” is a singing pro. What makes her even greater is that she was born in Orange County and went
She is given another chance, she knows that she has to remember who she is and how people think of her. She made it through the hard parts of life, and is now seeing the better parts; this makes her feel good about herself. In the second verse, Macklemore sings, “En garde, things are just things/ They don’t make you who you are/ Can't pack up a
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born March 28, 1986, in Yonkers, New York, to Catholic parents Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta. Stefani, the future Gaga, began presuming music at just the age of four taking classical piano lessons. By the age of thirteen she had
It’s filled with so much angst and anger, yet about having a crush. There’s one line I find sad but also get a sinker out of every time I hear it. The line goes, “On the mats with the boys you think your alone, with the pain that you drain from love.” To me, that’s talking about a closeted-gay wrestler. Maybe someone a bit less bias then myself can find a different meaning to that line. Then the lead in to the chorus is “In a car with a girl, promise me she’s not your world, cause Andy you’re a star.” I can relate to that feeling. It’s not as if gay people go after heterosexuals in the least; that would be ridiculous. But you do occasionally develop a crush on someone and then start to think, “I totally thought that person was gay but now I’m doubting it and it’s not a good feeling.” That song embodies all those feelings for me; the feelings of an angsts-y and angry crush, that needs to be kept
I was struck by how her lyrics can make you feel really deep. Hence, it makes me wonder what is the actual meaning of this song. Is it about cars? or something else? In the lyrics that I mentioned above - It basically relates to a girl (which could be Tracy) who wants to go out from where she is at and have a better life. She started from nothing so she wouldn’t
We live in a world where the internet and social media plays a big role. There are constantly becoming less and less physical contact, and fewer face-to -face relations. This is demonstrated by the fact that we keep in touch with each other over Facebook, shopping takes place over the internet, we keep up with our economy whit online banking and meet friends and lovers over online dating sites. In late modern society, we are always available. But are we really missing out on a lot of important stuff, and is this necessarily a bad thing? This is also the theme in Jonathan Franzen’s essay, “Liking is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts” from 2011. The focus in this essay will be on how Jonathan Franzen
All of the songs on this album relay different messages to listeners. Most songs contain a lot of pathos, call to action and more. Pathos is really prominent in certain songs such as Sorry, Formation, and Freedom. An excerpt from Sorry says: “Now you want to say you 're sorry/Now you want to call me crying/Now you gotta see me wildin '/Now I 'm the one that 's lying/And I don 't feel bad about it/It 's exactly what you get.” This displays the emotions after getting out of a relationship or during the struggles of it. Other lyrics from this song that display this
look and point at gay couples, it is human nature to feel singled out and targeted. This song states that We are beautiful no matter what they say/ Yes, words can't bring us down, oh no. It is trying to help the stereotypes understand that being beautiful is more than the image, it is the inner beauty. Gay people may become ashamed of there orientation because the socially acceptable way to be is straight. This is a double standard of the lyrics, because it states that even if people do act in rude and unkind manners, the gay people will still consider themselves beautiful. But this
Another idea that interested me in the song was the idea of losing someone close to you. Chris demonstrates this idea by singing “And the tears come streaming down your face; When you lose something you can’t replace;When you love someone but it goes to waste.” These lyrics show us the anguish and pain of losing someone you love. The line “tears come streaming down your face” emphasizes the greiving as people will cry and feel misery from losing someone close to them. He then goes on to say “When you lose