Introduce yourself

This blog post (#9) is one of two available for comments October 23-26.

-Dr. J.


 

Many of us listen to music everyday, but we listen to one in particular, our favorite song by our favorite artist that we feel introduces us and defines us. For me the artist defines me is Lana Del Rey. If we didn’t have language and the only way of communicating to people were to show who you are through music, Lana Del Rey would be the artist I would show people. In all honesty, its hard choosing my favorite song because I love all the albums, but my top songs would be, Ride. Other songs that are second and third to the top song would be This Is What Makes Us GirlsGod Knows I Tried.

In Ride, the song speaks about Lana and her life when she was younger, she felt like the open road was her home, where she felt comfortable. In the song she says “Live fast” she is trying to tell us to live in the moment and have fun and to enjoy life as it is. She symbolizes the song “Ride” as a way to live life and if you’re going through tough times, to enjoy every factor of it. In the beginning of the song the intro talks about her life before the fame what her thoughts were about her life back and how she wanted/ wants to live. I feel that it connects to me a lot, where I find myself on the road in life. It makes me think of what I think life is about, and relates to me on a deeper level. The chorus makes me ” Just ride ” makes me think of life as in a ride, from the highs and the lows just like a roller coaster. In the next song, This Is What Makes Us Girls, reminds me of my teenage years and what the twisted fantasy it was for being a 16 year old girl. I think that many girls would relate to this song, I think it was made for girls because sometimes girls think that they’ve fallen in love at a young age but forget that there’s a life to live and its unpredictable. It also reminds me of all the wild things you’ve done during high school, it takes me to a point in my life where I was 16 and reckless. God Knows I Tried, relates to me personally in a way that in life, we are given whatever it throws at us but at the end we are strong and we will see the light at the end of the tunnel.

What are your perspectives on the three songs above? How did the songs make you feel? What song or songs define who you are and how does it relate to you?

30 Comments

  1. I loved “Live Fast” but i dont believe in living in the moment. Only in a small sense like going to a party or just hanging out but dont be caught up in indulging in things that wont benefit you in the long run.

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  2. The song that most relates to me is “Ride” because i have hit a lot of bumps so far on this long ride we call life but at the end of it i have always come out on top. Whether it was with people or even events when these mishaps happen it feels like the end of the world. However everything always comes together and you are usually able to look back on the times when you felt low.

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  3. The song that relates to me is ride. the reason why is because i have done alot of bad things in my younger age which i could remember most of it but unfortunately i cant correct it or replace what i have done. all i can do is move on and look forward what is coming in the future and be prepare so i wont mmake the same mistake again.

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  4. I love Lana Del Rey and her voice. She is very unique and her songs are very calming. The song that i would say fits me most is “God knows I tried”. There are so many obstacles i must overcome and so many things i have to get done. At the end of the day, I’m strong for overcoming whatever it was that i was thrown at me. My other favorite song from her is “young and beautiful”. I first got to know who she was when i heard this song.

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    1. I agree with you her voice is very unique. I love the song,”Young and Beautiful”. I use to be obsessed with this song. Also you should listen to Summertime Sadness if you haven’t heard of it, that’s actually the first song I listened to from her and instantly fell in love with it.

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  5. I love her voice. There’s something about her voice hat gives me the chills. Her songs has a nice melody going on and the lyrics can really relate to others especially the song this is “what makes us girls.” I’m not quite sure what song closely relates to me since I mostly listen to the beat and melody of a song not really the lyrics.

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  6. Lana Del Rey is one my favorite artist too. Her voice is really unique and makes me feel calm. I love all of the songs that you listed above, but my favorite one is “This Is What Make Us Girls”, because its so relatable. Some of the things she mentioned in her songs are definitely something I’ve been through.

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  7. I heard that Lana Del Rey is actually her stage name. Do you know why she changed it instead of keeping her original name?

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  8. i have heard of her music but never actually taken the time to listen to any of her songs. she has a very cool tone to her voice that’s almost haunting.

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    1. She is the only one who is making music from her family. Her parents did sing and made like one music but only as an enjoyment.

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  9. The song ride by Lana Del Rey From my point of view this song is about the moment individuals reach their breaking point, feeling like they have no hope or strength left. there current life status is driving them insane dragging them into a depression

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  10. My perspective about these three songs from Lana Del Rey is that all these songs basically speaks to us and clearly shows us whats the story about. She is basically talking in the song but has a good rhythm to the songs she writes, nice!

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  11. These songs made me feel sort of sad and made me think especially ride, the way she sings and the effects on it makes it bring out and just makes me think of memories in my past, very unique.

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  12. The song that defines me is “Ride” because the way the song is put and singed, brings out how I think and makes me imagine how my thoughts are being seen by others. Also it makes me picture myself in a movie.

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    1. My favorite song is” this is what makes us girls” I love the combination of beaks and melodies. The lyrics reminds me my old times in high school.

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  13. This is my first time hearing Lana and I’m so happy that you introduce this cool singer to us. One of the song I like was ” this is what makes us girls ” I feel like this song describes the ups and downs of a young girl. The messenger in this song is just keep smiling even if you see yourself in a bad position.

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