June 26 2016

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!

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Break free
God like
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.

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(Verse 1)
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.

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(Chorus 1)
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
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.

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(Verse 2)
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.

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(Chorus 2)
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.

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(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.

(Chorus 3)
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 🙂

June 3 2016

Analyzing the Lyrics of “Earth Girls” by The Recap Band, From the Album “Neon Milk”

Analyzing the Lyrics of “Earth Girls” by The Recap Band, From the Album “Neon Milk”

Ok, let’s take a look at this. I might even surprise you!

(Verse 1)

Time to get the party happenin’
We in the house so they call it Recappenin’
That’s a fact my friend yeah you know the boys are back again Blowin’ up your spot like we took the bomb and backed it in Hey baby what sign did you say you was
Funny I been to Capricorn it’s quite a nice neighborhood
Ever been with a guy from outer space
Look I would like to poke ya no not on ya facebook
So wet got ya slidin’ off the barstool
Junk in the trunk girl you got the car full
And I know it’s awful but ya make me wanna do
Things that ain’t exactly lawful
I can see the sparkle in ya eyes and I can see ya partial
To me I can also tell you’ve played a lot of softball
From the way you pop my fly you’re somethin’
Ya got a great vibe but that ass don’t hurt nothin’

(Chorus) Earth girls Earth girls Earth girls Goddammit
I love you planet
Earth girls

(Verse 2)
My rocket’s flown all over
Studying you tests my composure
I’m an essay you’re my thesis
Treat me like a puzzle ‘cause I come in pieces
Down here I can see you ladies of Earth got every perk
I’ll make it worth of all that tweeting about tweaking your twerk
I don’t abduct but I’ll beam you up

The mile high ain’t got nothin on this club My laser gun’s never made more fuss Zap you’re drop dead gorgeous
I can’t tell if you Earth Girls are a blessing or a curse
I may rock your world but you shake the whole damn universe
(Chorus) (Verse 3)
Recap wreakin’ havoc on ya kneecaps
Got a buzz like a weed wacker I can see that’s
The least that happens when you’re knockin’ 3 Jack
And gingers back where the fuck my keys at
Better call a cab and call it now
Back to my place so I can find out what you’re all about
Call us nascar we burnin’ through the rubbers
Good cop bad cop we both undercovers Next week same bar just tryin’ to lay low But I’d never say no to a shot of Jamo
Know I sound insane yo but you’re an angel
Musta just forgot to wear ya halo
Afterparty we chillin’ and we slowly toke
A blunt rolled with a bible page holy smokes
Got a line about my dick I could stick in my new song
But it won’t fit oh shit yeah it’s too long

(Chorus 2x) Earth girls, yeah

There IS, in fact, a deeper meaning here even if the boy’s didn’t mean it or do so intentionally.

The song itself is just a fun song in my opinion. Supposed to be fun, nothing more, no deep meaning written into the lyrics and you can take them at face value.

The deeper meaning here is that it is important, no matter what you’re doing in life or who you are trying to be. Take time for yourself and just have a little fun.

Even beyond that though do something different now and then. I “work” all the time, about a 100 hours a week. Outside of my regular job, all the work I do are things I enjoy doing. However, even when you enjoy something you’re doing, and that’s one of the reasons you spend so much time doing it, you need to take time away from that and do something else for fun also. Fun break from your fun!

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Yes, I do take those – all you have to do is watch this blog and you will see me continually doing and trying news things. This piece for example!

It’s about balance in life. Trying and doing new things, exploration, adventure, and learning.

I don’t know if they intended it, but either way – that’s the message here by it merely being on the album.

May 29 2016

Analyzing the Lyrics of “Secrets” by The Recap Band, From the Album “Neon Milk”

I told you this would be coming soon! Analyzing the Lyrics of “Secrets” by The Recap Band, From the Album “Neon Milk”. Visit the website here: http://www.recapband.com/

Let’s do the first track, but before I dive into that, I need to discuss the album a bit. Everything in this post even when stated as if it sounds like a fact, is just my personal opinions.

The album itself has an overall theme of two aliens who have crash landed on earth, spend some time on land, leave, then come back. This is a metaphor for the artists themselves.

We all feel different at times from others in our lives. At times, we think about who we are, who the people around us are, the meaning of life. Perhaps because of your interests and hobbies or the way you approach life and what your goals are, society does not make you feel like you belong. Like… You are an alien.

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The title track “Secrets” is on the apparent front seemingly a song about these aliens who land on earth and they have all these secrets that people want from them. I think beyond that though this song is about a lot more.

The secrets referred to are a metaphor for something else. Their experiences, their life lessons, and how they have interpreted them. Also at the same time, it can mean the things they keep to themselves, the mask they wear in the day to day world to be more accepted. Let’s dive into the lyrics now.

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(Chorus)

I’ve got a mind full of secrets
A whole mountainside full of causes and reasons

A whole mountainside full of causes and reasons is talking about the examination of yourself, others around you, the world, the meaning of the life the universe and everything. Past actions, regrets, future choices.

Shining my light inside the shadows

This line is talking about that self-reflection of oneself. Searching in your mind and the world around you, to look in places where others may not, to find answers.

The life that I live is just an echo, echo

The wearing of a mask, being different then you want to be so as to be more accepted by society. At stores, your job, wherever it is. Pretending to like sports, or wearing a polo when you are a t-shirt guy. Not talking about your latest hobby because since it’s not the in the thing you either fear being pushed away, judged, not understood.

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(Verse 1)
Woa wait a minute how the hell did I get here
Think I need another minute just to let my head clear
Looks like I’m layin’ in some kinda bed, weird
Who are all these people dressed in white
With the red smeared on ‘em?
They say it was a smooth procedure
The specimen’s alive no signs of fever
Yup it’s breathing fine and it’s heart is beating normally
Nurse sedate it ‘cause when it wakes up it might get ornery

Our aliens crash here on earth and what happens? They are being taken apart and analyzed, trying to figure out what makes them tick. This translates into being judged, evaluated, and even others trying to change you because you are different.

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But you can’t corner me like that so I broke the straps
Haulin’ ass runnin’ fast nobody can hold me back
Comatose, I will never take another nap like that
Feelin’ kinda stiff I think I need somebody to crack my back
That’s how I escape the lab now I’m on a brand new planet
Still strugglin’ for a way to understand you, dammit
You say there’s nothing new but I’ma fill that deficit
Y’all humans didn’t know who in the fuck you were messin’ with

Choosing to break free and to be true to one’s self. To stop hiding from the world and instead to just be who you are. Still trying to understand everyone and everything around you but not giving up yourself while doing it. Ready to stand up and fight to be yourself.

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(Verse 2)
First contact I came across a farmhouse
Walk up slowly on the lawn with my arms out
Rockin’ back and forth on his chair turned his head to me
Spit a wad of black shit out then he said to me

Approaching people and the world in peace, while being who you are.

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Evening to you neighbor you can can call me Mister Doe
My wife’s name is Jane all the kids have moved out though
Can you see my white fence there with all the pickets?
My truck’s pretty big too unlike my penis
But did I mention that my pension has a 401k?
My wife and I’ll retire in the Florida Keys?
(ahp) See you later neighbor that’s my dinner bell
Burgers and fries but first we’ll pray so we don’t go to hell

You find the rejection you fear of course, as that is why you always hid to begin with. The stereotypes in these verses, the 401K, the white picket fence, retiring to Florida. All these things and the other are to show that this is what the world expects of you. This is how I am, you’re the same right? You’re human because you want to be made from a cookie cutter mold and be just like the rest of us?

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What the fuck is hell bitch?

(coughs) Could you watch the language?

Look I just need a cold beer and some kinda sandwich

Don’t you come closer or I’ll shoot!

You don’t have the grapes

Still took a shot, nice miss, I disapparate

You’re asking because you don’t understand. As a result, you are attacked, rejected, your not the same. Ignore it, don’t let it weigh you down, continue to be you, just do it elsewhere and don’t let people like this bring you down. If you do, they win. Don’t judge, don’t sink to their level, shrug it off and move on.

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(Bridge)
Jane? Jane?!
What? Your dinner’s getting cold.
I just saw an alien.
What?!
I just saw an alien!
Are you drunk again?
(stutters) Dammit woman! Just get me the telephone!
(Dialing)
911, what’s your emergency?
Hello?! There’s aliens!
Excuse me, sir?
I said there’s goddamn aliens!
Sir, sir, please calm down.
Calm down? Don’t tell me to calm down! I was outside and this
martian came and started cussing at me and I tried to shoot, and he
disappeared! Call the police! No, call the army!!

The overreactions of people because they find you different. That need to call upon others like themselves or that pretend to be like them. To group up so that they may combine forces and get rid of you. So that they may feel better about themselves and that there is only their one answer.

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That is the Recap for this song by Recap! Next time I will be doing the second song on the album Starship!

Until then, remember. Be Who and what you want to be, for yourself. Don’t do it for others and instead, take a chance. Live the life you want, treat others how you want to be treated, and you may find happiness brothers and sisters.

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