Sunday, March 8, 2009
image caption: you can find me in the club, holding um, a club
i have hated to admit my love of this leona lewis single for the longest time but first there were all these really well conceived mash ups with jay-z and then i found this version on youtube yesterday with an original mims verse in the first 60 seconds which i was saying to iona has to be the best lyrical snippet i've seen in at least a year.
so, you think i'm hateful right? but you also know i'm bipolar yeah? well the thing is there's a line we supposedly flip over where we see things in black and white highs and lows mania and depression. i certainly know what hate is but i also know what love is...or what the best conception could be in an ideal world that i also fully know doesn't exist.
ah well, always ends up drivel.
MIMS is hot, and he's fat and bald, two no's for haters
and lyrics for the broken hearted hip hop nerds:
"nah love see i just ain't feelin' that
can't stop like a hemophiliac, bleedin'
her heart she guarded like eden
and right now the seed is off season
she don't see a reason to reason
so i guess sometimes you're better off leavin'
than to sit in a relationship on a waitin' list
just to go through concession
and that's the procedure
can i get some respect like aretha?
or would you rather let it go like keyshia cole?
can't make up my mind like i'm three years old
this love is like three years old
and it'd be a shame if we see this go
so get some guards and some butterfly stitches
i got two words for haters, best wishes."
for those of you who are not my peer seven sisters english Bacheloresses of Arts this verse has a rhyme scheme that uses hard and soft rhymes. a soft rhyme is one that does not actually sound rhyming when pronounced accurately but the artist or reader alters the sound of the word itself to come out similar enough to hold the scheme together. you may be desperate to point that "concession" does not in fact literally rhyme with "season" but in the world of poetry it does.