Lyrics Summarized

Song lyrics summarized in about 50 words.

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“Holy Grail” by Jay-Z

O fickle Fame! I know not why I love you so utterly, when you threaten to strip me of everything. Your wings carried me from war-torn Marcy Houses to the dizzying heights of success, through bitter depths of betrayal, and along a trail of ruined celebrities. Before Blue Ivy, I had nothing I would not see burned on your altar. Only now do I question where this journey might end. What frivolous obstacles we construct for ourselves in lieu of real problems, O daughter of Elpis!

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"Worlock" by Skinny Puppy

I’m just a strung-out intravenous drug addict, ineffectual animal rights activist, and hack of a musician. I have nothing to offer you but failure, pain, and madness. I refuse to drag you down into my horrors. It’s too late for me, but you still have so much potential.

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"I Love It" by Icona Pop

You’re a pragmatic Generation-X man who expected me to be an equal partner in our relationship, but I’m a Millennial, so I’m not interested in taking on adult responsibilities. After we broke up, I found catharsis in intentionally destroying my own car. Now I’m loving life, free of your expectations.

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"Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke

Hey girl, your current boyfriend doesn’t respect you as the sort of liberated woman you are, with your tight little jeans and those amazing natural tits. I want a woman who writhes in conflict between her sexuality and the oppressive cultural obligation to repress it. It’s arousingly frustrating how you coyly decline my sexual advances, while your groping hands betray your true feelings. My fine Jamaican marijuana will dull your inhibitions when I find them inconvenient.

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"We Can’t Stop" by Miley Cyrus

I hold that each of us has the right to live our lives in accordance with our own values, so long as it harms none, to specifically include: dressing and dancing provocatively; having casual sex; associating with people of different races; and consuming alcohol, MDMA, cocaine, and other drugs. Further, it is our moral responsibility to exercise those freedoms, lest we lose them. We stand judged before God alone.

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