Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Next Big Thing...


I am here right now to tell you about someone amazing. I can almost guarantee that she is going to be huge in the music scene in the next five years. Her name is Janelle Monae and she is incredible. She is such a performer and has an amazing voice to back it up. Her music is so diverse and eclectic that I don't even know what genre to put her into!

My favorite song of her's is called "Sincerely, Jane". It is one of the songs currently rocking this blog. Not only in the music amazing but her lyrics are so poignant and deep as well. Her are the lyrics for "Sincerely, Jane" followed by the music video for "Many, Moons".

Remember, I told you first ;)

Sincerely, Jane

Left the city, my mama, she said don't come back home.
These kids round killing each other, they lost their minds, they gone.
They quitting school, making babies, and can barely read,
Some gone on to their fall,
Lord have mercy on them.

1,2,3,4, your cousin's here round here selling dope,
While they daddy, your uncle, is working round, strung out.
Babies with babies, and they just keep burning,
While their dreams go down the drain now.

(While their dreams go down the drain now)
Are we really living, or just walking dead now
(Are we walking dead now?)
Or dreaming of the hopes round in the wings of angels

The way we live, the way we die,
What a tragedy, I'm so terrified.
Daydreamers please wake up,
We can't sleep no more.

Love, don't make no sense,
Ask your neighbour,
The winds have changed, it seems,
That they've abandoned us.
The truth hurts, and so does yesterday
What good is love, if it burns bright explosion flames

(I thought every living thing had love, but are)
Are we really living, or just walking dead now.
(Are we walking dead now?)
Or dreaming of the hopes round in the wings of angels.

The way we live, the way we die,
What a tragedy, I'm so terrified.
Daydreamers please wake up,
We can't sleep no more.

I've seen them shooting up funerals in their sunday clothes (Ya!)
And spending money on spinners, but won't pay college funds (Ya!)
And all you gangers and bangers,
Rolling dice and taking lives in a smoky dark
Lord have mercy on them (Ya!)

Teacher, teacher, please reach those girls in them videos (Live your life)
The little girl's just broke, and queens's confusing bling for soul.
Danger, there's danger,
When you take off your clothes,
All your dreams go down the drain, girl.

Are we really living, or just walking dead now
Or dreaming of the hopes round in the wings of angels

The way we live, the way we die
What a tragedy, I'm so terrified
Daydreamers please wake up,
We can't sleep no more.

**Scratching Begins**
Lord have mercy
Have mercy
Have mercy
Lord have mercy
Are really living, or just walking dead now
Have mercy
**Scratching Ends**

We live, then we die,
And we never know, thats why
So young, now we're gone
Now are you gone?

We live, then we die,
But never touch the sky
So young, now we're gone
Now are you gone?

Spoken Section:
5,7,8,2,1.
Its now time for you to come home, my dear.
You've been gone long enough.
Thank you.
We must come, we must go.


"Many Moons"

1 comment:

Marcindra LaPriel said...

Bryant Schultz,
Cool stuff. I always read your stuff, even if I don't comment.