The Art Of Sarcasm In Songs: Two Examples of Songs With Thought Provoking Lyrics To Analyze

   

Both of these songs have a good message, but the way they say it is in a sarcastic way to mock and make you think. Here are the lyrics, which, is the best way to further understand the art and inspiration behind sarcastic/irony filled songs that are actually positive songs.

Christion Full of Smoke

But let us leave these two young men
To sit and reflect on the fate of the world
For life as we know it my brotha, must go on
And so the hustlers continue to hustle
And the playa’s continue to play

I’m the man today
Can’t nobody tell me nothin’
Got a hold on life
I’m takin’ each day by day being strong
Know just where I’m going to

As I get higher and higher
Dreams grow, visions flow by
This is as good as it gets
As I take another hit, suga
I can’t stop, I won’t stop

‘Cuz I’m too cool
And what they say is true
Ooh, I’m full of smoke
‘Cuz I’m too cool
And what they say is true
Ooh, I’m full of smoke

Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down

And all the day time just passes by me slowly
But I’m alright, you’ll see
Faces and places catching different cases
True runners it’s glorified

Same situation, nothin’ ever changes
Just being a bona fide hustler
Hustler, baby, from day to night
Business is as good as it gets
As I take another hit, honey
I won’t stop, I won’t stop

‘Cuz I’m too cool
And what they say is true
Ooh, I’m full of smoke
‘Cuz I’m too cool
And what they say is true
Ooh, I’m full of smoke

Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down

I’m the man today
Can’t tell me ‘cuz I’m feeling

‘Cuz I’m too cool
And what they say is true
Ooh, I’m full of smoke
‘Cuz I’m too cool
And what they say is true
Ooh, I’m full of smoke

Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down

Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down
Watching my life go down

Local H Bound To The Floor
Born to be down
I’ve learned all my lessons before now
Born to be down
I think you’ll get used to it

And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic

And you don’t
And you don’t
And you don’t
And you don’t

Born to be down
I think that I’ve said this before now
Born to be down
What good is confidence?

And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic

And you don’t
And you don’t
And you don’t
And you don’t

And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic

And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic

And you don’t
And you don’t
And you don’t
And you don’t

And you don’t
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you don’t
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic
And you don’t
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you don’t
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic

And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic

And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic
And you just don’t get it, you keep it copacetic
And you learn to accept it, you know it’s so pathetic

And you don’t

No, This Song Was Not About Weed…Pass The Food.

If someone looks at this video & actually listens to the lyrics, then they can clearly tell that ”passing the dutchie” is not referring to marijuana. Yet, many people have associated this song to weed because it is a cover version song of another song that was referring to it. However, Musical Youth put their own spin on the song. This song was deeper than talking about herbs, and the subject matter is actually referring to children being hungry & wanting food. In their version, the dutchie is actually referring to a cooking pot.  I think with one line from the song, Musical Youth really touched on a sensitive subject and proved their point. ”How does it feel when you got no food?”

I have a special place in my heart for children & it bothers me that there are kids around the world that are starving or suffering because all kids should be loved & nurtured. I love reggae music of all styles & Musical Youth’s Pass The Dutchie is one of my favorites. I think that even though they are considered one-hit wonders…this song is a beautiful song.

Classic Rap Flow Moment: Resurrection Is Underrated.

Possibly one of the most underrated albums, if we’re talking about classic 90s rap, this song is a perfect example of Common’s lyrical skills. Yes, we all know the classic song I Use To Love H.E.R, but this song ( which is also from the album of the same name) is my favorite. His flow, lyrical technique, and subject material is all well developed in this song.

The Masterpiece Song: Massive Attack’s TearDrop

Many people may recognize this song as the theme song for House. The video to this song is very interesting and people have differentiating views on what the song is about. This song is a classic to me, and I think the lyrics & video are great to analyze. Some people believe this song is referring to abortion, but I do not see that at all when I analyze the song & lyrics. I think the song has a beautiful concept about life & love in general. No matter what people’s perception, I think that this song is amazing & a favorite of mine.

When Lyrics Speak To You: Speed of Sound By ColdPlay

Some songs we hear, it may feel as if they are speaking to us personally because how easy it may be to relate. Coldplay, one of my favorite bands, really did an ingenious thing with the ”Speed of Sound” lyrics. I could honestly write a multi-page essay on these lyrics, but all one has to do is look at the lyrics and analyze the meaning themselves.

How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin?
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like?
Where To, where do I go?
If you never try, then you’ll never know.
How long do I have to climb,
Up on the side of this mountain of mine?

Look up, I look up at night,
Planets are moving at the speed of light.
Climb up, up in the trees,
every chance that you get,
is a chance you seize.
How long am I gonna stand,
with my head stuck under the sand?
I’ll start before I can stop,
before I see things the right way up.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand?

Ideas that you’ll never find,
All the inventors could never design.
The buildings that you put up,
Japan and China all lit up.
The sign that I couldn’t read,
or a light that I couldn’t see,
some things you have to believe,
but others are puzzles, puzzling me.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand,
ah when you see it then you’ll understand?

All those signs, I knew what they meant.
Some things you can invent.
Some get made, and some get sent,
Ooh?
Birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand,
ah, when you see it then you’ll understand? 

Pete Rock & C.L Smooth: Timeless Art Is Never Forgotten

As an immense old school rap listener, I think that Mecca & the Soul Brother and The Main Ingredient Albums by the legendary Pete Rock & C.L Smooth are classics no matter what time period. I’m sure some people who are passionate about old school rap may share my opinion as well, and this classic is just one of their tracks that are absolutely timeless. Of course, the amazingly talented producer Pete Rock paired with the lyrically gifted C.L Smooth made a great duo. Not to mention, the song was also partly dedicated to Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D & the Boyz, who died in a tragic accident in 1990. ‘’They Reminisce Over You’’ is a classic musical portrait that gives us insight on C.L Smooth’s family upbringing and journey. Everything about this song is one of the reasons why I love old school rap, especially 90s, so very much.

An Inspiring Outlook On Life : Incubus ”Drive”

I love this song because the lyrics ae very meaningful to me. ‘’Drive’’ has a positive message that encourages trying to be fearless, thinking outside of the box, and having a beautiful outlook on life.  I also love the album title, which is named ”Make Yourself”.  Since music speaks to us on a spiritual level, I think that it is good to listen to music that is motivational and inspiring. No matter what personal battle we go through, I think that it is important to stay positive and understand just how beautiful life really is when you have a positive elevated mindset.

Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear

And I can’t help but ask myself how much I let the fear

Take the wheel and steer

It’s driven me before

And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal

But lately I’m beginning to find that I

Should be the one behind the wheel

Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there

With open arms and open eyes yeah

Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there

I’ll be there

So if I decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive

Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive?

It’s driven me before

And it seems to be the way that everyone else gets around

But lately I’m beginning to find that

When I drive myself my light is found

Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there

With open arms and open eyes yeah

Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there

I’ll be there

Would you choose water over wine

Hold the wheel and drive

Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there

With open arms and open eyes yeah

Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there

I’ll be there

Planet Rock: The Glamorization of Crack/Cocaine In Hip Hop

There is nothing wrong with a rapper discussing selling drugs on a song. People go through different situations, have different views, and have different mindsets. However, there is a difference between speaking about something to describe a whole portrait, and glamourizing it. For an example, The Lost Boyz “Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless” is a classic cautionary tale about selling drugs. The song is not trying to influence people in a good way by painting a glamorous portrait. The prime era of the Crack/cocaine time is over, but it is still glamourized and influential to many. In my generation, it seems as if there are still many popular rappers who paint a glamorous portrait about selling drugs like crack/cocaine even when the reality is far from what is imitated. A young boy with no real positive father figure or mentor sees a wealthy rapper glamourizing selling narcotics, and this could affect him in a negative way. He sees a big-time drug dealer with a flashy car and makes it look as if it is the best option to make money. Too many times, we see the ‘’good’’ side of the drug game being rapped about in songs.. Even though there are rappers who try not to depict these images, the popular mainstream rappers are still seen to the masses and the youth are always watching. Selling crack/cocaine and other hardcore drugs are detrimental and destructive to communities. Children have witnessed their mothers overdose on what is often glamourized in some artists songs.  I guess some people don’t really care, but if you’re one of the many people in the world who claim to be think lyrics are just as important as the beat…then shouldn’t you be mindful of the overall portrait music artists are creating in songs?

Aerials: Thought Provoking Lyrics To Analyze

To some people, this video may be a little ‘’weird’’. However, to other people this video is creatively made and has an amazing concept. I love the lyrics and the video. The lyrics to the chorus, in my opinion, are something to take time to analyze. Matter of fact, the whole song and the video is a great thought provoking topic for discussion. One of the things that I get from the lyrics is: Let’s try to not just focus solely on possessing material prizes that are temporary. Yes, accumulating wealth is a smart goal for this world, and we all desire material things to some degree. However, let’s all also try to gain something else in this world that cannot be taken away from us no matter what. Seek knowledge, seek to elevate our minds, and seek to gain rewards that we can take with us after this is all over. Now, some people believe that we are organisms that die when our bodies die. However, I believe that we are really the soul that can’t be seen with the physical eye. So, the soul needs to be taken care of. By freeing ourselves from being small-minded, we free our lives because we see the bigger picture. This means not just placing value on material pleasures, but also something far more everlasting. I am not trying to talk about religion, but when I leave this world and if God asks me ‘’what have you gained and conquered besides money and material pleasures only valuable on Earth?’’ I want to say: ‘’ Not only have I used all of my talents that you gave me, but I have gained things far more everlasting than worldly possessions.’’ I want to bring with me everything that means having an eternal prize.

Aerials, in the sky,

When you lose small mind,

You free your life.

Aerials, so up high,

When you free your eyes,

Eternal prize.

Aerials, in the sky,

When you lose small mind,

You free your life.

Aerials, so up high,

When you free your eyes,

Eternal prize.