Music always tells a story. Sure, sometimes it’s a story that we may not want to hear. Sometimes it’s a story that we need to tell more of. Sometimes it’s a story that we know absolutely nothing about but think we know everything about.
The great thing is that musicians can have all of the drama in the world and the fire back by subtly talking about their feelings in lyric. Well, sometimes it is subtle and sometimes it’s like yup, they definitely are making a statement.
But that being said, we think we can all admit that drivers license is a great song.
Yet, so is, because I liked a boy, from Sabrina Carpenter.
There a lot of people taking it as her firing back at everything that she went through during that time. We take it as her being able to put out a good song that communicates her feelings. Just because you talk about a point in your life, doesn’t mean that it’s shade. It means that it’s something you are going/went through and want to be honest.
The lyrics that the internet is talking about, “Now I’m a homewrecker, I’m a slut / I got death threats fillin’ up semi-trucks / Tell me who I am, guess I don’t have a choice / All because I liked a boy.”
And yes, do we know that it’s about that time, but again, we don’t see anything wrong with that. We feel like Sabrina has the right to talk about her truth and her feelings.
She spoke about the song to Rolling Stone, about the music and the song in particular, “People have experienced that similar situation in a completely different way than I’ve experienced it. It was very therapeutic to write that song from hindsight and being like, ‘Wow, one thing leads to another and things can really get out of hand.’ Just being able to own it at the end of the day, and not let it determine who you are. My favorite lyric in the song is ‘Tell me who I am, because I don’t have a choice.’ It’s obviously sarcastic, but in the way that people can’t tell you who you are. Only if you allow them to, like really get under your skin, but truthfully, you know who you are.”
She continued, “So many people probably have dealt with the situation of being labeled something that they’re not. And it’s frustrating because you want to do something about it. But then if you do something, people are mad; if you don’t do something, people are mad; and you’re like, ‘What’s the way I’m going to feel happy and at peace with myself?’ For me, it was just important to tell the story from my perception. One of my favorite movies is Easy A, and I was sort of picturing Emma Stone’s character because she was labeled to be something. It’s a weirdly empowering film in a sense. She uses humor to deflect her pain and what she’s going through and I do that too. I think this song has elements of that too. It’s also about the Black Eyed Peas!”
Though we don’t feel that Sabrina has to explain herself we’re always happy to learn about the music.
What do you think of the song?