Memorable Lines in Songs: Eminem



Eminem had controversial songs and contains lots of profanity, however, he had some songs that are really meaningful and shows his vulnerability. He also wrote for his beloved daughter and how much he loves her.

The Real Slim Shady
” I’m sick of you little girl and boy groups all you do is annoy me
So I’ve been sent here to destroy you”
Eminem was known to lambast other artist which made him controversial which is evident in this song. He hates girl groups and boy groups and what he intends is they will become subject of his scrutiny. Although, his songs are intended for his art.

Stan
” Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I’ve just been busy
You said your girlfriend’s pregnant now, how far along is she?”
This is the starting lines of Eminem’s response to an obsessive fan of him. However, it was found out that in the latter, Stan committed suicide. It was just a sad story.

Without Me
” ‘Cause we need a little controversy,
‘Cause it feels so empty without me”
Eminem was extremely controversial back then and receiving backlash, and these words was his answer to them.

Cleaning Out My Closet
“See what hurts me the most is you won’t admit you was wrong”
You can feel there’s anger with these words from Em which he pertains his mom who has been mean to him.

Just Lose It
” That’s not a stab at Michael
That’s just a metaphor, I’m just psycho
I go a little bit crazy sometimes”
It is clear to everybody that it disses Michael Jackson who’s under child molestation case at that time. But he just meant to make fun. However, Michael Jackson cries foul on the words Eminem used.

Mockingbird
” Hailie I know you miss your mom and I know you miss your dad
Well I’m gone but I’m trying to give you the life that I never had”
The song is intended for his daughter Haille. Despite the negative perception of people towards him, it shows Eminem is a good father to his daughter.

Not Afraid
” We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm”
Eminem has gone to his darkest part of life and he had overcome them and now ready and not afraid of whatever happened in the past.

The Monster (with Rihanna)
” I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head”
The monster he may be talking about was the kind of person he was before. It has been a part of his life, but he learned something from it.

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Memorable Lines in Songs: Aaliyah

Aaliyah could have a long and flourished career if not because of her early demise. She had 3 hit albums which turned multiplatinum. sadly, during early 2000, she died from plane crush. She had great songs mostly about love and partying.

Back and Forth
” See can you feel the groove hey I want to get this party going all night”
It’s just another party song and just give in and no turning back. It has been Aaliyah’s first ever hit.

One in a Million
“See no one else love me like you do.
That’s why I don’t mind to spend my life with you.”
It’s just about being in love with someone so much for giving the best love the girl can ever ask. The girl wants to live with the guy for the rest of her life.

The One I Gave My Heart To
” How Could The One I Gave My Heart To, Break My Heart So Bad?
How Could The One Who Made Me Happy, Make Me Feel So Sad?”
The girl has been asking why the person she really love and who had made her happy eventually hurt her and break her heart. It seems the pain is very deep for the girl.

Are You that Somebody?
” Boy, I been watching you like a hawk in the sky
That flies, cause you were my prey (my prey)”
It seems ot a crush with the guy as she watches over him and looks at him like a prey. , Anyway, the song was used for the film “Dr. Dolittle”.

Try Again
” If at first you don’t succeed
Dust yourself off and try again”
The guy like the girl but she initially turned him down. She just don’t wnat to give in that quick. However, she told the guy to not give up and try again.

We Need a Resolution
” Am I supposed to change? Are you supposed to change?
Who should be hurt? Who should be blamed?”
It seems relationship is on the rocks and asking who needs to change and who’s to blame. But instead of blaming, they should resolve it instead of breaking up.

More than a Woman
” I’ll be more than a lover
More than a woman”
She’s giving everything to the guy and gonna be doing more than a woman usually do.

I Miss You
” Now you’re gone and I’m lost without you here now
But I know I gotta live and make it somehow”
Released months after her released, it makes everyone miss her. However, it ‘s about a girl who’s lover from way back then was gone and missing him so badly.

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Songs Intended for the Media

Superstars may be enjoying a lot for their successes, money and fame. They do get a lot of attention either from fans and especially, the media. Every move they make was watched out by media people which includes paparazzi. Oftentimes, these stars gets negative write-ups about them by which is often seen in tabloids. In this list were the songs about stars answering media back about rumors and backlash. But the last song at the bottom was not about these backlash, rather about what’s being shown by the media.

Michael Jackson ft. Janet JacksonScream
Michael Jackson has always been controversial and during1990s, he got fed up after all the troubles he has been through so he wrote in this song which you can here his frustrations and disappointments about the media. He even invited his sister Janet Jackson and expressed their anger to media backlash.

Britney SpearsPiece of Me
Britney Spears has gone to troubles during the second half of 2000s and she has became the subject of scrutiny. She’s often chased by the media and paparazzi. With her disappointment, she released this song which became a major success from critics to commercial aspect. In its music video, it tells what’s the nessage of the song.

Kelly ClarksonMr. Know It All
Kelly Clarkson is not that controversial but media has been so mean at her. Even her body or shape was even criticized. In this song, she expressed what she felt and even in the music video, it shows tabloids which nonensically criticized her.

Lindsay LohanRumors
Lindsay Lohan was also been the subject of rumors and criticisms when she is growing up. But her situation got worst eventually being involved in several behavioral issues. In this song, she expresses how she’s fed up of the media following her and even invading her privacy.

Miley CyrusFly on the Wall
Miley Cyrus is starting to build her own name away from the shadow of Hannah Montana. With her fame comes along the media and paparazzi following hef and she expressed in her song how she felt irritated.

Black Eyed PeasWhere’s the Love?
Written not exactly for the media, rather about the chaotic events in this world. But the line “wrong information always shown by the media”, speaks about how the media conveys information, if its is factual or not.

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Memorable Lines in Songs: Brandy and Mario

Brandy
Brandy has started as a young singer way back in mid-1990s, as a young singer then, her songs were mainly about young love until more on adult love when she had grown older.

I Wanna Be Down
” The more I see you the more that it becomes so true 
There ain’t no other for me it’s only you”
The girl likes the guy and every time she see him, she’s believing she loves him.

Sittin’ Up In My Room

” Pray that you’ll invest in my happiness
All it takes is just one simple call from you”
The girl has this feeling with the guy, and hoping he will make him happy. A phone call can make her happy.

The Boy is Mine (with Monica)
” You need to give it up.
Had about enough.”
The two ladies are in love with the same guy, who is a two-timer. They are tellung each other to give the guy up.

Have You Ever?
” Have you finally found the one you’ve given your heart to
Only to find that one won’t give their heart to you”
It’s like an unrequited love by which the girl gave her all without giving the love back.

What About Us?
” What happened to promises?
Said that you were a better man”
The guy quitted with the girl and the latter is reminding the guy about his promise.

Mario
Mario was successful during first half of 2000s when he scored hits with themes about love and even heartbreaks, and of course, the kind of songs R&B singers used to do.

Let Me Love You
” You don’t believe his stories
You know that they’re all lies”
The girl already has her boyfriend, and the other guy is telling the girl that her boyfriend is just lying so he can get the girl.

How Could You?
” I damn near carried you,
I could’ve married you,”
The guy was cheated by the girl he almost proposed to which he found out about the cheating.

How Do I Breathe
” I just had a wake up call,
Wishing that I never let you fall,”
The guy had regrets realizing what he did with the girl and that he still loves her.

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Memorable Lines in Songs: Michael Jackson (1990s)

Michael Jackson’s music has changed in the 1990s though there are still some things common to his 1980s songs. His songs were about his experiences like backlash from media, love songs, and the truth about the scenario in this world.

<strong>Black or White
” And I told about equality
And it’s true
Either you’re wrong or you’re right”
It’s about it doesn’t matter what your color is. What’s important is equality among humans.

Remember the Time
” Do You Remember
Back In The Fall
We’d Be Together
All Day Long”
It is like telling the one you love about the joy they have together. It’s a sort of reminiscing.

Will You Be There?
” In Our Darkest Hour
In My Deepest Despair”
There’s a friend telling his/her friend if he/she will be there whenever the one is experiencing anguish and pain.

Gone too Soon
“Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night”
It’s about a friend who might have gone too early, but telling him/her that he/she will show up one day.

Scream (with Janet Jackson)
” With such confusions don’t it make you wanna scream
Your bash abusin’ victimize within the scheme”
It’s Michael Jackson telling the media who’s been bad at him, and bashing him, and he’s just saying what he feels about it.

Earth Song
” Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?”
The earth is suffering from the abuse of people to the nature. Michael is telling everyone to look at what’s happening to our planet.

You are Not Alone
” Something whispers in my ear and says
That you are not alone”
When you are being away from the one you love and hoping that person will whisper and say “that you are not alone”.

They Don’t Care About Us
” All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us”
It’s like telling everyone that the government doesn’t really care for the humankind.

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Memorable Lines in Songs: Monica and Ashanti

Monica
Monica had started at a very young age. She’s a talented girl and has that amazing vocal prowess. She had some love songs, heartbreak songs and even about friendship.

For You I Will
” Call on me, I will be waiting
Count on me, I will be there”
The song can be interpreted either for a friend or someone you love. You will always be there when the one you are pertaining to with these words needed someone to count on. The song was part of Space Jam film.

The First Night
” I knew it was wrong, for feeling this way
Especially the thought of givin’ in on the first date”
The girl is going out on a first date with a guy but she doesn’t feel it’s right to give her all like her womanhood to the guy.

So Gone
” Wondering what she had on me
To make you break my heart, yeah”
The guy cheated and the girl who was cheated on was wondering why did the guy liked from the other girl.

U Should’ve Known Betta
” You should’ve known that I would stay by your side
You should’ve known your girl was gonna ride or die
And it just don’t matter if ya rich or poor”
The girl’s boyfriend is a rich one but it is not what she loves from him, rather she really loves him not his money that’s why she sticks with him.

Ashanti
Ashanti was first heard as guest vocals in some rappers’ hit songs and then released her own albums eventually. She had hit songs which is about love, unrequited love and heartbreaks.

Foolish
” And though my heart can’t take no more 
I keep on running back to you ”
The lines above says it all how the girl has been foolishly in love. Despite getting hurt but she’s coming back and stay with the guy.

Happy
” Boy you fill me with so much joy, 
you give whatever it is I need ”
It’s just the feeling and expressing the joy you felt for having the guy who loves you too.

Rain on Me
” She’s internally dyin’
I know this was not what love’s about”
The girl who cam from a heartbreak and she feels like she could not take it and feels like dying because of the pain.

The Way That I Love You
” I tried to act like I didn’t see it,
’cause deep down I know I didn’t wanna believe it”
The girl is in denial stage as she found out that the guy is cheating on her. It was painful as her boyfriend just thrown everything about them.

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Memorable Lines in Songs: Kesha and Leona Lewis

Kesha
Kesha became popular because of its electronic sounds with theme more often about partying. She also had love songs too, nevertheless.

Tik Tok
” Don’t stop, make it pop
DJ, blow my speakers up
Tonight, Imma fight
‘Til we see the sunlight”
It was about partying with loud music and and the party goes on overnight along with drinking.

Your Love is My Drug
” My friends think I’ve gone crazy
My judgment’s gettin’ kinda hazy”
When friends are reminding you as you are acting usually with a guy you are addictedly in love.

We R Who We R
” We’re tearin’ it apart part-part pa-pa-part
You know we’re superstars, we are who we are!”
It’s like we don’t care about others and think we are superstars because we are who we are and not somebody else.

C’mon
” C’mon ’cause I know what I like
And you’re looking just like my type
Let’s go for it just for tonight”
It’s like going out tonight and party with the one you like. Just reminds me of “Tik Tok”.

Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis became popular as a winner of X-Factor UK. She topped the charts then and had songs about love, heartbreaks, etc.

Bleeding Love
” But nothing’s greater than the rush that comes with your embrace
And in this world of loneliness, I see your face”
It’s like longing for the embrace by the one you love, but sadness covered you and kept hurting because you still love him/her.

Better than Time
” I’m gonna smile cause I deserve to
It’ll all get better in time”
It’s telling yourself to smile because that’s what you deserve but you’rr still hurting and hoping things will better at the right time.

Forgive Me
” Forgive me if I found a man 
Who understands just what I need ”
You already found a new love but asking the forgiveness of your previous love. Hhmmm… I don’t think it does need to ask for forgiveness.

Happy
” Don’t care about all the pain in front of me
Cause i’m just trying to be happy, yeah”
You still love that person and you are there to witness his vow with other person. You don’t mind if you’ll get hurt. You just want to be there because seeing that person makes you happy.

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Memorable Lines from Songs: Michael Jackson (1980s)

1980s a great year for the King of Pop Michael Jackson as he sets the biggest selling album of all time with “Thriller”. He is certainly the biggest selling artist of the decade as well with his songs about stories of some people, his own experience and some love songs.

She’s Out of My Life
” So I’ve Learned That Love’s Not Possession
And I’ve Learned That Love Won’t Wait”
Heartbreak songs already does exists decades ago and this song is one of the proof. As per the lines above, it is a realization that one doesn’t own love as it can go of not taken cared of.

The Girl is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
” I Know She’ll Tell You I’m The One For Her
‘Cause She Said I Blow Her Mind”
Michael and Paul are fighting for a girl. As mentioned in the lines above, Michael is telling Paul that he’s the one for the girl.

Billie Jean
” Billie Jean is not my lover
She’s just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son”
Someone is claiming that her kid is Michael’s son but Michael implied he is not his son. This is one of the most iconic songs of MJ.

Thriller
” You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes,”
The song, I think, is quite meaningless. But with the lyrics above, it is just saying that scare takes over and you try to scream but you can’t.

I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (with Sieddah Garett)
” My Life Ain’t Worth Living
If I Can’t Be With You”
It’s just about telling someone how much you love him/her and cannot go on living without that person.

Bad
” But my friend you have seen nothing
Just wait ’til I get through…”
It’s like he’s already being judged as ‘bad’ and he is implying he’s not yet done and wait until proven.

Smooth Criminal
” Annie, are you OK?
So, Annie, are you OK?”
It seems Annie was in danger and asking her if she’s okay. I am pretty sure there’s something deeper meaning of this song.

Man in the Mirror
” (If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change”
This world has been in chaos and if we want to change it, we should start it from ourselves.

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Memorable Lines in Songs: Meghan Trainor and Lorde

Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor was known for songs empowering women and there’s sort of feminism. Still, she had some love sings too.

All About That Bass
” You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that what you’re into, then go ‘head and move along”
A song about loving whatever your shape is. She might not be that sexy and doesn’t have the perfect curves, then it’s fine if the guy doesn’t like it.

Lips ar Movin’
“But I smell her on your collar so goodbye-bye-bye
Bye-bye-bye”
The guy may be cheating and the girl is saying goodbye like she doesn’t need him.

Dear Future Husband
” You gotta know how to treat me like a lady
Even when I’m acting crazy
Tell me everything’s alright”
It seems the girl has lots of demands from his future husband which includes accepting for what she is even she is acting kind of unusual. Hhmmm…

Like I’m Gonna Lose You (with John Legend)
” When we’ll run out of time so I’m gonna love you
Like I’m gonna lose you”
It’s like giving all your love to the person because we don’t know that someday, the one you’re with will be gone.

Lorde
This singer from New Zealand writes songs about the lifestyles celebrities used to which she is tryinh to avoid, love and being a teenager.

Royals
“But every song’s like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin’ in the bathroom.
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room,”
The kind of life celebrities are living like, which the person does ‘t want to act like.

Team
” We live in cities you’ll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things”
It’s like looking back to the place you had once live and living an ordinary life in an ordinary city, but life is great there.

Tennis Court
” Baby be the class clown
I’ll be the beauty queen in tears
It’s a new art form showing people how little we care”
It’s like living the kind of life people wants to but for Lorde, it’s just nothing and doesn’t care.

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Memorable Lines in Songs: fun., Gotye and Charlie Puth

fun.
Indie band fun. became huge with “We Were Young” and they had great songs in their catalogue. Here are their songs with memorable lyrics:

We are Young (with Janelle Monae)
“The holes in my apologies, you know
I’m trying hard to take it back”
After doing some immature acts as youth, asking for apologies cannot take things back, but it can be something to learn from

Some Nights
” The other night you wouldn’t believe the dream I just had about you and me
I called you up but we’d both agree”
The guys just had a dream, but it’s just a dream and not sure if it really happened that may lead to frustrations.

Carry On
” If you’re lost and alone
Or you’re sinking like a stone.
Carry on.”
It’s like telling a friend to carry on when facing something unfavorable and feeling down.

Gotye
Gotye may be considered a one-hit wonder but he had some great songs. In this list, there’s just one song which is his biggest hit ever.

Somebody that I Used to Know
” But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing”
It seems everything is over as the girl splits up with the guy showing like there was never they were lovers.

Charlie Puth
This young male singer may have been first became popular as featured artist but he deserves so much credit as a songwriter.

See You Again (with Wiz Khalifa)
” Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gon’ be with me for the last ride”
When a friend who’s always there for you, and he just bid goodbye. It was really a tearjerking moment.

Marvin Gaye (with Meghan Trainor)
“There’s loving in your eyes
That pulls me closer”
There’s something in the lady’s eyes that’s seducing the guy. Well, whatever happened, it’s just between them.

One Call Away
” Call me, baby, if you need a friend
I just wanna give you love”
Seems Charlie is a good friend after “hearing from See You Again” song. He’s always there when a friend has no one to be with and support.

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