I know, the same time, I’m quick to forget
Bout to roll me a blunt with my list of regrets
Burn it all burn it all, I’m starting it fresh
Cause half the time I got it right I probably guessed
Did I just trade free time for camera time?
Will I blow all of this money baby, hammertime
Yeah, I just need some closure, aint no turning back for me
I’m in it till it’s over……….
I don’t really listen to rap. Honestly it doesn’t do anything for me anymore. I used to when I was in high school, but that was due to the fact that I was trying to be something I wasn’t. It also could have been that my thought process was completely different. In retrospect my thought process was just that: trying to “fit in.” Excusing myself from any overdrawn conversation about a part of my life that ended more than a half a decade ago, the point is I don’t listen to rap anymore. The thing that keeps me listening to Drake is the fact that I recognize his use of contemplation lyrically. Obviously, ‘The Resistance’ is just that, a song about a man that has recently realized that he changed. I like that when someone talks about what is on their mind rather than how much money they have or what river they’ll swim across to sleep with who all the time. Who or what have you forgotten about lately? The thought becomes organic when you can relate what you’re going through to other people. Few people can say that they’ve never changed over the course of their life. The song is actually broken into two parts: the first a retrospective look at how he has changed and who he has become, while the second is a look at how others notice it and how he feels about it. That maybe going a little too deep into the song but that’s my own opinion. As far as I can see it takes weight with anyone in that situation. The title, “The Resistance” is also a good concept too. Forgive me if I’m wrong but it seems like a reference to the people that notice the change in a person and challenge them for it. I like it because it always beckons the question, “Is that Resistance a good or bad thing?” It’s really an assessment of who are you up against and would they have a good argument to take to the jury? Is it the French Revolution or that useless sit-in you had back when you were in college just to “fit in”? Think about it, the next time you challenge a person or find yourself in the hot seat, what’s the Resistance for? Personally, I’ll fight the war if it’s worth it. G’night. Chas., S.C. July 14, 1822
Cold, Cold water bring me down
Now my Feet won’t touch the ground,
Cold, Cold water what you say?,
It’s such, Its such a perfect day, Its such a perfect day
I wanna first start out by saying I’m not one of those guys that likes to wax complex and methodic on what the artist meant on a song and I’m not gonna make any exception for today. I’d rather go into what I felt about the song. The funniest thing was my first feelings about the song was that I didn’t like it. I honestly bought the album as a whole to hear two songs(“Viva La Vida” and “Violet Hill”). Viva la vida was one of those albums I started to listen to because it took my mind off work. That’s when this song came up, right after Violet Hill when it was time for me to flip up my Ipod and abandon the whole cd. Then fall came up and thats when this song kind of became the theme of fall for me, something to do with leaves falling from trees and the changing colors. The rest is actually history, with the toe tapping, and irritating former co-worker’s with pitch-not-so-perfect recital of the words. The song really started to become a getaway for me, the kind of vacation I never took but where I always wanted to go. Then I saw the video and shit hit the fan in a kind of good way for me. I started to realize that what I got from the song was what I needed. ‘Close your eyes, forget about the stupid stuff, and listen to this track’ was all I could say everytime I wanted to pitch my laptop off a roof. The song always makes me think about going down that road that always has that Orange-Reddish color and never ends, and for some reason I get a craving for turkey and gravy. It’s crazy, but you do what makes you hungry, right. Moral of the story, find that song that gets everyone and everything out of your head and make it yours. Who knows that one track you hated on that one cd you bought for just one single may become your favorite. Aces.
But if I did
You could look inside and see
What’s on my mind
I let you down, oh, forgive me” —
-Dave Matthews, “Let you Down”
The letter M.