Thursday, January 15, 2009

sage advice.

Normally, when one thinks of a sage (sage adj 1: having wisdom that comes with age and experience) Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams do not come to mind. Actually, no pop stars, current or past, should come to mind, unless of course you are referencing the wisdom that is Destiny's Child.

Let's dissect.

Independent Women
Question: Tell me how you feel about this
Try to control me boy you get dismissed
Pay my own car note,and I pay my own bills
Always 50/50 in relationships

Tell me how you feel about this
I do what I want if I wanna live
I worked hard and sacrificed to get what I get
Ladies, it ain't easy bein' independent ...
Question: How'd you like this knowledge that I brought
Braggin' on that cash that he gave you is to front
If you're gonna brag make sure it's your money you flaunt
Depend on no one else to give you what you want



Here, they are pleading for women to be independent from men. They are asking ladies to throw their hands up and pay their own bills, live their own lives. Great advice. Sound advice.


Nasty Girl
Nasty put some clothes on, I told ya
Don't walk out your house without your clothes on, I told ya
Girl what ya thinkin' bout lookin' that to' down, I told ya
These men don't want no hot female that's been around the block female, you nasty girl

Shakin' that thang on that man, lookin' all stank and nasty
Swore you look cute girl in them dukes, booty all out lookin' trashy
Sleazy put some clothes on, I told ya
Don't walk out ya heezy without clothes on, I told ya
You nasty girl, you nasty you trashy
You classless girl, you sleazy you freaky
I ain't never met a girl that does the things that you do
Change don't come your way it will come back to you
Put some clothes on girl

Quite possibly the best song ever written by DC. How many young female singers are out there asking girls TO PUT CLOTHES ON? I mean, they are not only asking girls to put clothes on they are being honest and telling them they look trashy, classless and sleazy. We need more of this honesty from today's pop culture icons.

Soldier
If your status ain't hood
I ain't checkin' for him
Betta be street if he lookin' at me
I need a soldier
That ain't scared to stand up for me
Known to carry big things, If you know what I mean
If your status ain't hood
I ain't checkin' for him
Betta be street if he looking at me
I need a soldier
That ain't scared to stand up for me
Gotta know to get dough
And he betta be street

Another good one-- ladies, don't settle for a geek, get someone with street cred and someone who can carry your groceries. I think that's what they mean by, "carry big things, if you know what I mean."


3 comments:

Morgan said...

oh man. this is brilliant.

Risa Holland said...

Ummm...amazing.

Erin said...

LC I have forgotten how witty you are! This is great!

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