Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Theme Song

If my blog had a theme song, what would it be?

I think the point of this post is to write lyrics and think of what kind of music would lay the background for the song. I've actually written a lot of songs in the past, mostly in high school. They were either way entirely too over the heels in love or very angsty. A teenage girl being angsty, go figure. To be completely honest though, there is one song right now that kind of serves as a theme song.

One little known thing about me is that in addition to loving to sing and play my ukulele, I love to rap. I love listening to the beats and trying to conquer tough songs. One of my absolute favorite artists right now is Nicki Minaj. Some people don't like her because she's over the top. I say that her being over the top is because she, like so many of us, can't be defined by societal standards. Think of a Lady Gaga/Lil Wayne baby and you have Nicki.

Except that she's more than that. To me, she's a huge inspiration. She runs her own business, and she sees the sexism in the business world and the double standards. But she tries to not let those things get to her.

Her recently released CD has a number of songs I love on it, like Starships. I think that it really captures a lot of how I can act. But Pink Friday, the CD released at the end of 2010, also has some amazing songs. My favorite, hands down, is entitled "Fly."

If you want to hear me sing, play ukulele, and rap (hahahaha oh my), click here to listen to my acoustic rendition of the song. For everyone else, Nicki's version is here and I'll post the lyrics below.

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise To fly To fly
Uhh, yo, yo
I wish today it would rain all day Maybe that'll kinda make the pain go away Trying to forgive you for abandoning me Praying but I think I'm still an angel away
Angel away, yeah strange in a way Maybe that is why I chase strangers away They got their guns out aiming at me But I become Neo when they aiming at me
Me, me, me against them Me against enemies, me against friends Somehow they both seem to become one A sea full of sharks and they all smell blood
They start coming and I start rising Must be surprising, I'm just surmising I win, thrive, soar, higher, higher, higher More fire
I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise To fly To fly
Uhh, yo, yo Everybody wanna try to box me in Suffocatin' every time it locks me in Paint they own pictures than they crop me in But I will remain where the top begins
Cause I am not a word, I am not a line I am not a girl that can ever be defined I am not fly, I am levitation I represent an entire generation
I hear the criticism loud and clear That is how I know that the time is near So we become alive in a time of fear And I ain't got no muthafuckin' time to spare
Cry my eyes out for days upon days Such a heavy burden placed upon me But when you go hard your nay's become yay's Yankee Stadium with Jay's and Kanye's
I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise To fly To fly
Get ready for it Get ready for it Get ready for it I came to win
Get ready for it Get ready for it Get ready for it I came to win
I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise To fly To fly

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