Dumb Music Lyrics
By Yumna Abbas

July 16th, 2007
How are music lyrics an issue you ask? Well, I ask back, how are music lyrics not an issue? Music is everywhere: on the radio, on T.V., at parties and so on. Music lyrics are the reason that the youth have such a distorted sense of male-female relationships. It is the reason that men and women both believe that women are objects. They make sex seem normal and cool, because it’s everywhere. So many people talk about sex, and so openly too, that people are no longer shocked by perverted sex jokes and perverted sex terminology like hoe sale. Just like AIDS and cancer, it’s a situation that people look at and say, “Oh, that’s sad,” and leave it at that. And that’s only if they have realized what effect music can have on the youth. Music is probably the foremost reason that sex is now a normal part of our youth’s culture.
“I wanna f*** you,” by Akon. We all have heard this infamous song. We all love the music and the beat and especially the chorus which is apparently soooo much fun to sing along too. Though do you realize what we are doing when we’re singing these songs? Allow me to enlighten you. Let’s look at the lyrics of this song.
I Wanna F*** You
By: Akon
[Akon:] Convict...Music...and you know we up front.

[Chorus: Akon]
I see you windin' n grindin' up on that pole,
I know you see me lookin' at you and you already know
I wanna f**k you,(f**k you) you already know
I wanna f**k you,(f**k you) you already know, girl

[Snoop Dogg]
Money in the air as mo feel grab you by your coat tail take you to the motel, hoe sale,
don't tell, wont tell, baby said I don't talk Dogg but she told on me, oh well,
take a picture wit me, what the flick gon' do, baby stick to me & ima stick on u,
if you pick me then ima pick on you, d-o-double g and I'm here to put this dick on you,
I'm stuck on pussy n urs is right, wrip riding them poles and them doors is tight and tighter
and ima get me a shot for the end of the night cause pussy is pussy and baby you're pussy for life.

[Chorus: Akon]
I see you windin' n grindin' up on that pole,
I know you see me lookin' at you and you already know
I wanna f**k you,(f**k you) you already know
I wanna f**k you,(f**k you) you already know, girl

[Akon]
Shorty I can see you ain't lonely handful of niggas n they all got cheese,
so you looking at me now whats it's gonna be? just another tease far as I can see,
tryin'to get you up out this club if it means spendin' a couple dubs,
throwin' bout 30 stacks in the back make it rain like that cause I'm far from a scrub,
u know my pedigree, ex-deala use to move phetamines,
girl I spend money like it don't mean nuttin' n besides I got a thang for u.

[Chorus: Akon]
I see you windin' n grindin' up on that pole,
I know you see me lookin' at you and you already know
I wanna f**k you,(f**k you) you already know
I wanna f**k you,(f**k you) you already know, girl

[Snoop Dogg]
Mobbin' through club in low pressing I'm sitting in the back in the smokin' section (just smoking),
birds eye, I got a clear view, you cant see me but I can see you (baby I see u),
its cool we jet the mood is set,
your pussy is wet you rubbing your back and touching your neck,
your body is movin' you humpin' n jumpin' your titties is bouncin' you smilin' n grinin' n looking at me.

[Akon]
Girl n while your lookin' at me I'm ready to hit the caddy right up on the patio move the patty to the caddy,
baby you got a phatty the type Id like to marry wantin' to just give you everything ' that's kinda scary,
cause I'm loving the way you shake your ass, bouncin', got me tippin' my glass,
Normally don't get caught up to fast but I got a thang for you.

[Chorus: Akon]
I see you windin' n grindin' up on that pole,
I know you see me lookin' at you and you already know
I wanna f**k you,(f**k you) you already know
I wanna f**k you,(f**k you) you already know, girl

[Chorus: Akon]
I see you windin' n grindin' up on that pole,
I know you see me lookin' at you and you already know
I wanna f**k you, (f**k you) you already know
I wanna f**k you, (f**k you) you already know, girl

When we sing along to these lyrics and when we allow songs filled with so much crap to peak as number one in so many charts, then we are empowering these idiots who sing about sex and sex and well…more sex. We become the reason that it’s normal to be perverted. We are then a part of the problem and stating that it’s disgusting and then singing along to the song is just plain hypocrisy and is empowering them more.
The affect that music videos can have on women is quite significant, especially when the youth is bombarded with pictures of parts of women. The zoomed-in images of women’s breasts and buttocks show the “ideal” figure a woman should have, and the fact that most women featured in music videos have skinny waists and skinny legs gives young girls the idea that skinny is pretty and anything of a curve is not, unless, of course, you have the hourglass shape (Curves with the hourglass shape are now acceptable, in case you didn’t know). The lyrics that accompany such videos tend to be about a man’s conquest of a woman. As if women are toys. The more a man has of these “toys,” the more of a man he is. This can sometimes lead to women believing that their role in society is to look “pretty” and be on standby for their men. Women end up believing that their value as a person is very low and not equal to a man’s worth because they are sexual objects made for the accessibility of men. One can only imagine what this can do to a woman’s self-esteem. If she is worth nothing because she is an object and if she will always be inferior to men because she is an object then what will help her to believe in all that she has the potential to be?
Music industries don’t care about you. Artists don’t care about you. Nor do they care about how it’s screwing up your minds. They want money, power and fame and they’re getting it every time we listen to their music. Every time we download their shit into our mp3’s, every time we buy their CDs, and every time we turn to our friends and say “Yo, did you hear Akon’s “I wanna f*** you?”
It has gotten a little out of hand. However, I’m not saying music lyrics are the only reason that kids are thinking it’s okay to talk like this and to treat women like they are nothing but toys for men. After all, we all have brains. We can all think for ourselves and most of us have at least a couple of positive influences in our lives that have taught us better than that. I am saying music inspires and sometimes it gives you the confidence to make a decision that you normally would not make because you feel, “Hey! If it’s all over everywhere (the media), it can’t be all that bad.”
I feel like this is a really big issue because children as young as 9 years old are listening to this crap and are growing up thinking that women are objects, that sex is important and that sex makes a person really cool. They don’t see anything wrong with making disgusting, perverted jokes because it’s so normal. I know kids in the second grade who talk in such a way that it makes me feel uncomfortable. In fact, they make me want to run away. And yes, it’s the parents’ responsibility as well, but it’s not 100% their fault. It is society and what it has become. It is our culture and our culture is sex. And I’m not exaggerating. Sex is everywhere and it makes it harder and harder to grow up with principles and morals when everything else out there is taking you in a completely different direction.
So what do we do? How to we stop the youth from growing up with distorted thoughts about everything? Well I’m not sure how to save the world, yet. But a great way to begin to make a difference is to boycott this shit. That’s what I do. I refuse to listen to music that’s all about: “You’re my b****, get over here so I can do you.” When your friends are listening to this music, ask them if they really know what they are listening to. Expose these stupid idiots who think that their crap is music to the world and who think that they are amazing. They think they own you and when you listen to their shit, you’re indirectly agreeing with them. We all have a voice and we live in a country where we can use it free of charge. Speak up now and, as Gandhi once said, ‘Be the change you want to see in this world.’
Fergie is Fergalicious…Thanks for sharing, Fergie


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