Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Way I Are

I ain't got no money
I ain't got no car to take you on a date
I can't even buy you flowers
But together we could be the perfect soul mates
Talk to me girl

Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
'Cause I like you just the way you are
(I'm about to strip and I want it quick
Can you handle me the way I are?)
I don't need the G's or the car keys
Boy I like you just the way you are
Let me see ya strip, you can get a tip
'Cause I like, I like, I like...

Have you ever really listened to the words of the foolishness that we jam to everyday in our cars? I was so embarrassed when I saw the video and actually listened to the words of a few songs that I had on heavy rotation. If you have seen the video for a song called Ah Bay Bay then you know what I mean. I should have known better. I was surprised for some odd reason when I saw this young ghetto looking kid in a long white tee on the train tracks with beads in his hair. Now I still don't know his name, but that song played so much on the radio that I actually started to like it.

There is this other stupid song that I love, "wipe me down' by Young Boosie. When i drive through my neighborhood or when i am on the train, I make sure i turn down my music because i am so embarrassed. I guess we are all just desensitized. Americans... some would say... are so stupid.

When did it become so cool to speak incorrect English?

1 comment:

wynsters the tigress said...

some would say that the problem stems from the way that we are so bombarded with mass media. hearing a song not just once but two, three million times forces us to turn our ears off and pay less and less attention to what really matters--content. *shrug* i like that song by timbaland but just like you, i'm also embarrassed about it. i have a BA in linguistics! it should hurt my ears to listen to this shit but i can't escape songs like these. they're everywhere! and i like the beat. ultimately, i'm not sure if i should be apologetic for perpetuating this nonsense or indifferent because there's no real concrete way around it.