I want to start this blog off by saying that this is not my original idea I stole this from Chanel (with their permission).
1. Appletree- Erykah Badu
I interpret this song to be about the Badu’s creativity and her uniqueness and how she’s not ashamed of it. She also mentions her “pickiness” in terms of her friends.
I really like this song because of how unabashedly proud of her differences.
Favorite lyrics: “I work at pleasing me cause I can’t please you.”
2. Ready, Set, Don’t Go-Billy Ray Cyrus
I first heard this song in an episode of Hannah Montana. Billy plays this song accompanied by a slideshow of baby pictures for Miley in an attempt of explaining his hesitation about her taking a flight by herself for the first time before he gives her permission to go.
This song made me cry the first time I heard it and almost every time since. It really just tugs on the heartstrings the love for his daughter just gets me. There’s really nothing else to say besides it’s such a heartfelt beautiful song.
Favorite lyric: “She said things are fallin’ in place. Feels like they’re fallin apart.”
3. Take a Break.-Phillipa Soo, Anthony Ramos, Lin Manuel Miranda and Renee Elise Goldsberry from the Hamilton Musical.
This song in summary entails Eliza and Angelica begging Alexander to go on vacation with them and taking a break from work. But we also get glimpses of the underlying feelings between Angelica and Alexander.
I like this song not only because it beautiful sung but also beautifully written and I feel like it pushes the story and sets the story up for the next song.
Favorite Lyric: “One stroke and you’ve consumed my waking days.”
4. Drama Club- Melanie Martinez.
In this song Melanie (Well her character Crybaby) expresses distain for the behavior of assumingly her classmates and teachers and the facade they paint about themselves. I interpret the meaning of the song outside of the album/movie to be about the current state of our society and it’s sensitivity around certain issues.
I enjoy this song and the way Melanie is going about talking about the issues I believe the song is about instead of making the topic the sensitivity around the subject of ridicule she puts the sensitivity it’s self in question.
Favorite Lyric: “You’re faking all your pain yet you’re bleeding on a stage.”
5. Old Ways-Demi Lovato
I interpret this song to be Demi Lovato discussing her history of substance abuse and disavowing the accusations that she’d someday go back to it/relapse.
I love this song though it hasn’t exactly aged well I still think of it as almost an anthem for anybody who’s struggled with an addiction of some sort.
Favorite Lyric: “Black into gold, who knew it’d be so bright without the blindfold.”