Sara Whitman

Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend...

Filed By Sara Whitman | September 17, 2011 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Living
Tags: Bubba Sparxxx, Rihanna, song lyrics

I can't get that song out of my head. sheet-music.jpgI've been all about songs in the last week. Asking people what song stands out to them, why it has meaning, why it makes them happy or sad... it's been a fascinating exercise.

I do love the Rihanna song, "Cheers." I'm not going to let the bastards get me down.

In class today, I played Bubba Sparxxx, "Ms. New Booty." Thank goodness I teach at a music college- no one blinks with my somewhat questionable choices.

The assignment was to think about a song, and write about what it meant to them in third person.

My example, after I played the song...

Ms. New Booty plays, and the mother sighs.

"Why?" she asks her 15 year old son.

"Because," he smiles. The familiar argument gathers the steam of a toy locomotive.

She shakes her head. "Booty-Booty-Booty... not really lyrics."

"Old, Mom. You. Are. So. Old."

"Booty-Booty-Booty," she repeats.

"Don't be a hater," he holds up his hand.

The song plays on..

And on.

Cheers, indeed.

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