What if We All Spoke in Song Lyrics for a Day?

29 01 2014
Photo: susannahartigan.com

Photo: susannahartigan.com

Have you all seen any of the videos of the woman who walks into Best Buy and uses only song lyrics to speak to people? It’s truly one of the funniest video series I saw in 2013 and a testament to Ellen’s genius. But it’s obviously meant to show how crazy it would be if we all talked in the way that our favorite songs do.

Except, that got me to thinking, well what if we all actually did talk in only song lyrics for a day? The twist being that it could only be songs on your most recent playlist, not necessarily the most popular songs out right now. Wouldn’t that be the most interesting experiment to watch unfold?

Can’t you just see it now? A woman going up to a guy spitting Tupac’s Hit Em Up and the guy responding with Dru Hill’s Five Steps?? Ha! Besides the funny aspect, it would also give us an awesome glimpse into what that person is currently thinking in their heads.

You know how you always hear folks say things like, “I wish I knew what he was thinking right now,” or “I wish girls were more transparent with their feelings”? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to do so.

Why? Well, I’ve always believed that music is a great truth teller of your inner emotions. If you’re in the mood to feel inspired, you may put on some Gospel. If you’re feeling particularly rowdy and feisty, it might be some Aerosmith you reach for instead. Feeling like no one believes in you and you want to show them something, you may just turn on some Drake Started from the Bottom or Worst Behavior. In the mood to get a little frisky with your boo-thang, Miguel or Beyonce’ might be on your playlist.

Either way, you see where I’m going here. Rarely ever does someone’s personal playlist serve as an opposite emotion of what they are currently feeling. The exception being if you’re feeling down about something and you pick upbeat music to help get your psyche back up.

What do you all think? Could this experiment work in real life? I think it would certainly be pretty eye opening for some folks. Only concern is how awful would you feel if you called your dude up, singing something like “It’s like I can feel. It’s like I can breathe. It’s like I can live. It’s like I can love for the first time” and he responded with “I’m a player. Girl I thought you knew. When you started messing around with me, you knew I wouldn’t commit to you.” EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! Maybe we shouldn’t do this after all lol.

Interested in learning what some of my song lyrics would be? See below for a small spattering from my current playlist.

“Baby, in our wildest moments, we could be the greatest, we could be the greatest.”

“Before I met you, I never knew my heart could dance.”

“Baby, it’s a prime time for our love. Ain’t nobody peaking but the stars above.”

“Something always brings me back to you. It never takes too long.”

“Because I’m happy… clap along if you know what happiness is to you.”

“I wonder what would happen if you say what you want to say and let the words fall out. Honestly, I want to see you be brave!”

What would be your top 5 right now?

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