Saturday, December 17, 2011

12.15.11- Jessie J "Domino"

Another painful revelation has been made; Jessie J has written a pretty bad song.

Now, as you might have seen in one of my first posts about one of her songs, I love her. I mean, she just inspires me to be super crazy sometimes. She's just so daring and confident that it's amazing. And, in honesty, I love most of her songs, but this new one has really disappointed me.

What I gather is that the song is about this guy that takes her breath away, sweeps her off of her feet, and (apparently) takes her down like a domino effect. Okay, great concept, but can you round it out just a little with some lyrics? I mean, sure, her vocals are her typical "goose bump worthy" ones, but the lyrical content is just... not placed correctly. Look, I'm a song writer (I've told ya'll that plenty of times) and lyrics are what I focus on most when writing a song. I write songs pretty weird, though. First of all, I can't play any instrument besides a recorder, and I obviously can't do much with that. Therefore I've downloaded a music program that allows me to make a backing track by piecing together some samples or whatever. Anyhow, I might start off with that and build up, or I might just write a title and work like that. However I get it done, I make sure that the lyrics work with whatever my topic is. For instance, If my song is about a love that has "Put A Spell On Me" (One of my songs), then I use words like "curse" if it is a bad type of "magic", or maybe "set me free", just a lot of magical terms. Why? Because that is what I chose to use as my relative topic. Now, tell me why Jessie, after relating how she feels to dominoes, she fails to use one example or phrase to bring it back around.

Now, because this is so disappointing to me, I've decided to show you guys what I mean by providing you with the lyrics:

I'm feeling sexy and free
Like glitter's raining on me
You're
 like a shot of pure gold                                    
I think I'm 'bout to explode
(
Okay, Verse 1 and no relation to dominoes...)
 
I can taste the tension like a cloud of smoke in the air
Now I'm breathing like I'm running cause you're taking me there    
Don't you know...you spin me out of control

(Couldn't this (/\/\) be:  "Don't you know... you knock me down with your soul" or some other characteristic that she likes? And I don't think that a domino spins...Seriously J...) 

Ooh ooh ooh

[Chorus]
We can do this all night
Turn this club, skin tight
Baby come on
Pull me like a bass drum     
Sparkin' up a rhythm
Baby, come on!

(This could work when talking about falling in love with the DJ or something, but dominoes? Not really.)

Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Rock my world into the sunlight
Make this dream the best I've ever known
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I'm a domino
(...Okay, one note taken after so many other unrelated lines)


Every second is a highlight
When we touch don't ever let me go
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I'm a domino

(The same thing over again? Okay, that doesn't count. Let's move on...)

You got me loosing my mind
My heart beats out of time
I'm seeing Hollywood stars
You stroke me like a guitar

(A famous DJ maybe?)

I can taste the tension like a cloud of smoke in the air
Now I'm breathing like I'm running cause you're taking me there
Don't you know...you spin me out of control
(Or maybe this song should be about setting your soul on fire; something that creates clouds of smoke and makes you run... LOL, a "Rebecca Black" songwriting suggestion... She would write something like that. Love ya, Becca!)



Ooh ooh ooh

[Chorus]
We can do this all night
Turn this club, skin tight
Baby come on
Pull me like a bass drum
Sparkin' up a rhythm
Baby, come on!

Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Rock my world into the sunlight
Make this dream the best I've ever known
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I'm a domino

Every second is a highlight
When we touch don't ever let me go
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I'm a domino

[Bridge]
Ooh baby baby got me feeling so right
Ooh baby baby dancing in the moonlight
Ooh baby baby got me feeling so right
Ooh baby baby dancing in the moonlight
Ooh baby baby got me feeling so right
Ooh baby baby dancing in the moonlight
(Not even in the bridge? Come on...)
[Outro]
Rock my world into the sunlight
Make this dream the best I've ever known
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I'm a domino

Every second is a highlight
When we touch don't ever let me go
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I'm a domino



I think my point has been made. I mean, seriously. Okay, well that's it, I guess...




Love Always <3,
Katrina Lowell
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