The Influence of Music

Lauren Wright

Period 1 Media Studies Mrs.Craig

Song Analysis

Name: Macklemore

Song: Same Love

Genre: Hip-Hop

Message: Macklemore's Same Love is about gay and lesbian individuals as well as equality and rights. He talks about how corrupt our churches are, our society, and how people are treated. I picked this song specifically because I believe it has a great message behind it if you really read the lyrics and focus on what is being said.

2) I think Macklemore is trying to tell us, the listeners, how corrupt our government, churches, and our own people are towards gay and lesbian individuals. "and "God loves all his children" is somehow forgotten but we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago". Although this line could stir up a lot of controversy, I think it is perfect. He has a point. Our church is so corrupt. God loves everyone equally, yet the church members scold you for speaking who you are. "And you can be cured with some treatment and religion. Man made rewiring of a predisposition".

The intended purpose of this song is to make people feel proud of who they are. There is nothing wrong with being with the same sex, or opposite sex. Macklemore says "A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are". Why are other people so stuck up and concerned with others lives. What people choose to be and do, shouldn't affect anyone else. Quite honestly, people should not be judging another persons life until theirs is perfect.

3) This song, I believe could suit anyone, but the sole target he is trying to send this message to is gay and lesbian individuals. As well, I think the government and church could take a look at this song and learn a thing or two!

4) The church and government I don't think would find this song appealing. Macklemore calls out their flaws and makes references towards them and how corrupt the system is. I don't think they would overly enjoy this song, although they could really take something from it.

5) The music perfectly suits what Macklemore is trying to portray. Its not super sad slow music, but it isn't super loud pumping rap. As for the video, I don't think he could have done a better job. It goes perfectly hand in hand with the lyrics.

Macklemore: Same Love

When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay,
'Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight.
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She's like "Ben you've loved girls since before pre-k, trippin'."
Yeah, I guess she had a point, didn't she?
Bunch of stereotypes all in my head.
I remember doing the math like, "Yeah, I'm good at little league."
A preconceived idea of what it all meant
For those that liked the same sex
Had the characteristics
The right wing conservatives think it's a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don't know
And "God loves all his children" is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don't know

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately?
"Man, that's gay" gets dropped on the daily
We become so numb to what we're saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don't have acceptance for 'em
Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that's not important
No freedom 'til we're equal, damn right I support it

(I don't know)

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

We press play, don't press pause
Progress, march on
With the veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
'Til the day that my uncles can be united by law
When kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love
About time that we raised up... sex

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is patient
Love is kind
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
Love is kind

Favorite Musician/Band/Performer

1) Ed Sheeran

- He co-wrote a song for One Direction called Moments.

- Ed performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

- He performed on (and co-wrote) the track Everything Has Changed from Taylor Swift’s album Red.

- Ed’s full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran.

- Elton John is a massive Ed Sheeran fan – they dueted at the Grammy Awards.

- The video for Lego House features Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter movies).

- Amongst Sheeran's tattoos are a ketchup bottle and a cup of tea.

- Ed names his guitars

- His childhood nickname was Teddy

-Ed has a tattoo of Taylor Swifts, Red logo.

2) Ed performs several different types from rap/hiphop to folk to pop.

3) Five photos.

Ed Sheeran is truly one of my favorite artists because of the lyrics in his songs and the way he treats his fans. He isn't an obnoxious singer who has a big ego. He is humble, caring, honest and wise. I also really appreciate his work because he sings from the heart and his lyrics are very intimate and touching which fans can relate too.

I also credit Ed Sheeran for the wonderful works he does with his fans. He doesn't do the quick hi and by most artists do. He takes the time to get to know his fans and step out of his way to make their day just a little bit better. In Edmonton he heard a girl singing at a talent show at the mall and walked up and started singing with her. Here in Saskatoon, he helped a man propose to his wife who was going into brain surgery the next morning. He gave them front row tickets to his concert and helped the gentleman propose to his wife during one of his songs. Truly admirable. And this is why I love that handsome little ginger.

Ed Sheeran- Thinking out Loud

When your legs don't work like they used to before
And I can't sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?

And, darling, I will be loving you 'til we're 70
And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me - I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am

So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I'm thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are

When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds don't remember my name
When my hands don't play the strings the same way (mmm...)
I know you will still love me the same

'Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it's evergreen
And, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and memory
I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe it's all part of a plan
Well, I'll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you'll understand

That, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
Thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are (oh ohh)

La la la la la la la la lo-ud

So, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Oh, darling, place your head on my beating heart
I'm thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are
Oh, baby, we found love right where we are
And we found love right where we are

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5 months ago
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The Macklemore part of this is spectacular