Monday, February 7, 2011

Who knew?

"I can't tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like."

This specific lyric has spoken to me since the very first time I heard it. The rest of this song is extremely emotional and graphic and this lyric could easily be missed if you don't listen really close...but since I always listen close it is one of my favorite lyrics to date. It is such a simple lyric but sums up everything I try to do when I write on this blog. If you are really being honest in what you write you realize it can sometimes become frustrating because (just as the song says) although I can't tell you what things might really be, I can always tell you what they feel like. Isn't that the case for most things...it sort of goes along with "there are two sides to every story" Of course there always will be, because things don't feel the same for everyone and for some people it can be extremely frustrating trying to explain how they feel.

I guess I love this lyric the most because it is simply about expressing how you feel and hoping it can explain to the best of your ability what things really are. The ironic thing for me about this powerful lyric is who wrote it...Eminem.

I have always liked most of Eminem's songs, they are catching, sometimes funny...but I never really thought they were powerful or emotional until recently. Once I heard this song I started looking in to more of his lyrics and found that Eminem can actually be emotional and moving. Give some of his songs another listen...sure he may go a little over board with violence (which, for the record, I don't support) but he also has some pretty amazing things to say as well, who knew?

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