Worst Song Lyrics: New Kids On The Block

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Worst Song Lyrics: Lyrics evoke imagery within a song. From the way the word is enunciated to the volume at which the word is expressed, the listener is being encouraged to visualize the lyricist’s emotion. Lyrics with depth can be especially evocative, conjuring positive or negative imagery that synthesizes the songwriter's sentiment in a listener’s mind. Shallow lyrics do the opposite: they fail to fortify the author’s sentiment, often because there is no coherent, well-thought-out expression of emotion. Therefore, shallow lyrics are the worst song lyrics. Shallow lyrics that fail to evoke much thought can be detrimental to a listener's intellectual health. Many developed countries have seen declines in reading proficiency and the superficial…show more content…
Specifically desensitizing intimate practices like intercourse and exploiting the image of women; minimizing them into nothing more than sex objects that can be taken advantage of. For example, "Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it" - Rick Ross U.O.E.N.O. This lyric fails to express any real emotion, it fails to elicit thought, it functions only to glorify rape culture and it is a grammatical tragedy. “New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits, chinese food makes me sick”-L.F.O Summer girls. There is no coherent well-thought-out expression of emotion in this line. It vaguely jumps from one subject to another leaving the listener confused as to what the lyricist's message…show more content…
The songs with lyrics that required extensive analysis and introspection on my part. They held more than just confusing banter, they carried the depths of despair or altitudes of happiness the lyricist was experiencing. Like “I’ll tell you just how much a dollar cost/The price of having a spot in Heaven, embrace your loss” from Kendrick Lamar’s How much a dollar cost. After months of analyzing what Lamar was trying to express in this lyric I wondered if a dollar goes toward drugs or overly flashy material goods, is it really worth anything? I understood that Lamar felt as if his greed over money was causing him to lose touch with what was right. Which ultimately caused me to realize every dollar I lusted for meant nothing if I invested them in the wrong
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