Analyzing the Lyrics of “Be Who You Wanna Be” by The Recap Band, From the Album “Neon Milk”
Remember, this is only my opinions and even if stated in a factual way is not meant more then as my opinion.
I would love to say this is one of my favorite songs on The Neon Milk album by Recap. Unfortunately, I learned I cannot say that about any song on the album because I love them all so much I can’t pick!
This song touches me personally as it is very much about not only the advice I have been trying to listen to for the past four years, but it’s something I started doing, am still working on, and is making me happier in life than I have ever been. Its a process to get to where you want to be, and if all goes in a year or so I will be fully there and living my life dreams. A large part of that is…
BEING WHO I WANNA BE!
That’s what I wanna be
Breaking free is talking about from society’s normal way of thinking, or the way you have been taught to think. It is also talking about where you are at now and getting out of that to be where you want to be instead.
See this world it makes my insides bend
Cracks splinter behind the mask I’m in
Maybe time draws near and they should know
This body that I wear is not my (not my home)
Insides bending is talking about the mental and emotional pain that we suffer from living in this world. Made harder when one is trying to be something or someone they are not.
The mask you are wearing causes your pain. The splinters and cracks in this mask poking into your face and head are talking about that by being someone you are not you just hurt yourself.
Time draws near and they should know is saying that it is time to be myself, it is time to change. They need to know means I need to tell other people so they can also be happy.
Home is a big metaphor in this entire album, and it means a place where you are happy, safe, and warm. By being someone, you are not, then you are not any of those things.
Starin’ at the stars like I’m studyin’ astronomy
Bidin’ my time ‘til they see fit to honor me
Anything but average when I’m on a beat
An anomaly that’s what I wanna be
Always looking elsewhere but where I should be is what the stars and astronomy line are referring to. An anomaly because being oneself is just that. Everyone in the world is very different and unique, and we all try to put everyone into this cookie cutter mold. Dare to be different.
Hell with Earth I’ll live among the clouds
These human traits inside have freaked me out
If I were God I’d send the angels down
Scratch this surface clean of human (human doubt)
Earth is a metaphor for the way things are mostly, right now for many. The need to follow a particular path for success whereas success is defined as one way. Instead of participating in this I will observe it and figure it out. What’s wrong with it, what’s right.
Many of the things people want to do are like “wow” really? Why would I do that? Why does this make sense? These are the traits freaking me out.
God and sending the Angels down to remove doubt. Doubt is the enemy, the mind killer. It is keeping people from doing and being who they want to be.
May sound strange but this our philosophy
Livin’ life by one code one policy
Everything’s a choice that ya gotta make conciously
And in all honesty that’s how I wanna be
(That’s how I wanna be)
So you have to decide whats right for you and live that way as a choice. It’s not an easy thing to do but that’s how I want to live. It won’t happen to a person by accident they have to choose to live this way even though it may not be the way you have been told to live.
(Bridge) White lights Break free God like White lights Break free God like
That’s what I wanna be
The bridge in this song is fantastic, as it’s very much more about doing it than talking about it. The happiness, euphoria of doing what you want, doing it well and thus making you feel it.
I’m sick of this planet I’ma form my own colony Ragin’ on the stage and there ain’t no calmin’ me Never gonna stop ‘til the states start bombin’ me A two man monarchy
That’s who we wanna be
(That’s who we wanna be)
Fuck ‘em all and be who you wanna be
At this point, I think you have this last chorus on your own if you didn’t already 🙂
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