and when i didn't think his own personal lyrics were... bad

anonymous asked:

Did you saw the savan thing? I'm glad for louis for standing out like imagine if 1d didn't changed their sound? Probably they wouldn't be here anymore I'm quite sad that they never let them take 100% of control of their music like it would be so great I hope they can show their talents in the future

What stands out to me is that Savan himself admits that he was stuck in a headspace where he viewed the boys as incompetent children.  It’s his own fault that he didn’t give them room and support to grow and they (or only 1 if you listen to Savan) rebelled against that.

All the boys have always had their own opinions and even if they aren’t always free to do what they need to, they’re not going to sit and take it quietly.  That quality of theirs is important because that’s what you have to do to succeed. You can’t succeed just by doing everything that someone else tells you.  You have to have your own voice and your own unique something to add to the world.

Savan KNOWS that he was at fault and yet he’s still bitter that not all the boys were happy with being ignored and suffocated.

I don’t think he’s completely wrong.  It makes sense that they’d need some time to learn and get adapted to the music scene.  They would need guidance at first and not every idea they thought was wonderful would actually be a good one.  If the company was looking for the “5 and bled dry” plan that they habitually use, Savan’s right in that the safe route was the super general romantic pop that was on the first 2 albums.  In that sense, it would be inevitable that the boys would have to sing music they didn’t love.

“Safe” isn’t the only way to succeed, though, and Savan should know as well as anyone that the “5 and bled dry” plan wasn’t in the interest of the boys themselves.  It’s something that is only meant to make profit for the company. He has no business criticizing them for not liking what they were forced to do to earn money for 1DHQ.  Their goal wasn’t ever to be a 5 and done flash in the pan.

It says more to me about Savan’s maturity level that he’s talking about someone that way.  Pretending to be vague while giving enough details that anyone can tell who you’re talking about is petty and disingenuous.  Saying that you made mistakes and still bringing up bitter feelings and painting the other person in a bad light is even more so.

We all can tell it’s Louis he’s talking about.  Not because it describes Louis, but because it clearly describes what 1DHQ has always thought Louis was.  Louis has an amazing knack for writing lyrics and he’s got such an emotive voice. What would have happened if he sat back and continued to allow them to pretend he didn’t exist except as a comedian for the band?  He’d have gotten nowhere.  Anyone can tell that if others are ignoring you, if you don’t speak up, you’re going to continue to get ignored. 

Did Savan just want Louis to take being treated like he didn’t matter lying down?  Did Savan want them all to sing music they didn’t like and be treated as a commodity and be grateful for it?  That’s not what they signed up for. Unfortunately they didn’t know that’s what they were going to get when they did sign up.

I’m disappointed because I really loved Niall and Savan’s interactions over Twitter in the early days.  I wanted him to be more of a Caroline Watson or Paul Higgins.

TLDR;

Savan: “Can you believe that they were angry we didn’t listen to them, pigeon-holed them as worthless, treated them like unimportant children, and were trying to make money rather than advancing their artistic careers?  How childish.”

(BTS) 'WINGS' Comeback Trailer : Boy Meets Evil Lyrical Breakdown

 Guys, can we acknowledge the fact that BTS is one of the few groups to focus on teenager and young adult depression.

*Lyric Breakdown of the Comeback Trailer*

“It’s getting dark, light in my future”

The hope that they have had for the future, the light that they have hoped to seen is getting blurry now.

 Even when their life right now is not going right, they still had hope for tomorrow. They had hope that everything would eventually get better but not anymore. Because of these circumstances they are in its pretty clear that things will not get any better.

“Because of childish love I lost my way of dream”

This could be taken literally or even generally for an audience who hasn’t experienced romantic love.

Literally it can mean that because you have fallen in love and trapped yourself into this evil experience you can’t have happiness in your life anymore. 

The backstabbing you have experienced has turned you into a monster where you cannot experience hope anymore.

Generally for an audience who hasn’t experienced love, this would also mean something else. “Childish love” could actually mean greedy wants. You know how has a child we wanted everything, toys etc and as we got older we wanted bigger things. Because of this greed we have ruined ourselves. (which plays into the next line)

“I sharpened my knife of poisonous ambition” 

The knife refers to someone going through the wrong path. Poisonous ambition can refer to someone having “dreams” which can later harm them in life. 

The dream can not exactly be a bad thing, but because of chasing that dream the person has experienced many downward turns in their life. 

“But to the unbearable greed, the knife has gotten dull”

The path at which you hoped to go for is not going the right way because of your silly acts, Whether it is wanting too much or because of chasing this dream you harmed and/or rejected your loved ones.

“I know it all, this love is another name for evil, don’t hold my hand, Even though I shout it out I betrayed my conscience.  ”

This part honestly confused me. Due to background knowledge I know the theme of the album is about a boy falling in love and things not turning out right but at the same time I feel like this doesn’t have to do with literally “falling in love”

Honestly I feel like “the girl” has betrayed the significant other but yet still tries to comfort him not really understanding what he is going through. It is still unclear at what exactly the dream is, but “ Even though I shout it out I betrayed my conscience. ” means that even though you know what your doing is wrong you still did it betraying what your heart told you to do.

“As days go by feeling acute reality, I shed crimson blood cut by reality”

Due to the wrong actions of the person, he feels his misdeeds going back on him everyday. Meaning as the days go by he feels what life really is. Acute can refer to difficult and/or bad. He is now feeling what life really means and how difficult and painful it is. And because of the painful experiences he feels that everyday he is suffering.

“That the greed would become a horn calling upon hell”

This is where I lost my shit. This line made me cry.

Because of the greed and everything you wanted in life, your slowly become a bad person. Whether is it your attitude, actions, or your depression slowly becoming into suicidal thoughts. Because you can’t bear the pain anymore you feel as if you should die. And because of your misdeeds you won’t die and go to a good place.

OR

Hell could refer to literal hell. Meaning you feel as if when YOU DO DIE you will go to hell.

“BREATH”

if you notice hoseok says this line out of no where and holds his neck meaning to “calm down”.

“Short of breath”

Meaning lacking hope.

“Closing my eyes to a distorted  reality each night”

When he goes to sleep, he doesnt shut his eyes in a peaceful manner, he rests with the haunting memories of what went wrong.

“Crying orgel of tragedy”

Pretty self explanatory. Crying out his grief.


“But to be freed from this sin, I cannot give up forgetting it, because those lips were too sweet”

This is where the whole just took a turn. Now it started talking about an unhealthy relationship. 

The “sin” refers to an unhealthy relationship where J-hope feels trapped in. But in order to forget his lover he still needs to think about you, because his love for you was so insanely huge that your like a drug to him now.

“My future was abandoned to the love for you”

His dreams were left to the side, and even destroyed because of his lover’s greedy wants.

“When I woke up traps are everywhere, Untouchable cold gazes”

Even though he wants to leave his lover because he knows he becomes greedy with this person he can’t escape her. The “traps” refers to her body. Well ehh not exactly but waking up in a bed and seeing a hot girl and “untouchable cold gazes” you see where im going with this

“I cry for miracles in this reality”

Coming into terms with reality he knows nothing will ever get better but now he can just pray for a miracle to make everything better.

“Being insanely happy, I was a fool to your sweetness”

He was blinded by his own love for you when you yourself was just using him.

“Yes a fool”

He admits that he was so into you he couldn't even think straight.

“I didn't want to let go the touch of evil”

His lover was “evil” he knew that she was a bad influence on him and ruined his way of life but he just loved her too much.

“Too bad but its too sweet”

He has come in terms with the fact they he can’t escape you because he loves you too much.

“Its too evil”

Even though he loves you his obsession for you is unhealthy.

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In Defense of Taylor Swift: Her Songwriting, Her Timing, Her Terms

by NATALIE FINN | Thu, Jul 14, 2016 3:57 PM

While every devoted fan base is the same, every angry Twitter mob is angry in its own way.

Sure, the general sense of self-righteousness and arbitrary loyalty to a cause that most partakers were just alerted to is always present as the judgment gets underway via hashtag. But even though ultimately the overall effect is the same, something new ticks haters off every time.

First it was Taylor Swift ’s latest romance, the singer having moved on too quickly for some people’s tastes after her last relationship. That always gets the gears grinding, when the popular girl swoops in and steals your pretend boyfriend.

We know that Taylor knows her love life is ripe for the picking at.

Many times over she’s said that she has made a choice in choosing to open up about past experiences in her music, the consequence of her choice being that people—fans and otherwise—have ended up grossly fascinated by every move she makes in between albums as well.

Doesn’t mean she does not deserve privacy. Taylor just knows that’s a long shot. Her decision to not steal away with Tom Hiddleston to a private island only accessible by dinghy so they could enjoy the early weeks of their romance without being tracked everywhere they went was a conscious one. Which doesn’t mean it was a calculated decision, but it wasn’t made in a vacuum, either.

At the same time it wasn’t a blank check for no one to take Tom and Taylor seriously. Who doesn’t want to fall in love right after a breakup? There wouldn’t be such a thing as a messy, drawn-out, painful split if a British heartthrob who is actually taller than your 5 feet and 10 inches is waiting in the wings.

But a lot of people tend to cast themselves in the starring role of their own fairytale and not like it when it happens to someone else. Especially when that someone else is supposed to be the poster girl for heartbreak, not happily ever after.

Such is the catch-22 Taylor must be used to by now. What she’s not so used to is the world weighing in so negatively on her business. Not her personal business. Her business-business.

Which really is the reason we care about any of this in the first place. If Taylor Swift weren’t so damn good at what she does in the recording studio and onstage, none of this [waving my hand demonstratively] would matter.

Lines in the sand have been drawn before. Katy Perry vs. Taylor. Kanye West vs. Taylor. Spotify vs. Taylor. But the advent of the #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty yesterday after Calvin Harris went from compliment to personal attack on his ex-girlfriend in a span of a few tweets surprised us. Mostly because Twitter has always seemed to be Taylor’s domain, as it’s the domain of Justin BieberOne DirectionBeyoncé and maybe a few others who can usually count on a legion of supporters to burst forth and tear down whoever has besmirched their beloved idol’s honor.

It was also surprising, though, because Harris was reacting to seemingly nothing, a headline that shocked exactly no one.

After weeks of speculation, Taylor’s rep confirmed that the artist had written “This Is What You Came For,” Harris’ most recent hit song featuring Rihanna, which came out April 29 (pre-breakup), followed by a video on June 17 (post-breakup). Intrepid listeners sensed Taylor on background vocals, and then she was briefly listed as a co-writer on the song’s Wikipedia page, her name soon to be replaced by Nils Sjöberg.

E! News confirmed that was an alias she sometimes used when wanting to fly under the radar, musically. But Harris had denied on April 29 that he and Taylor had plans to work together, he didn’t see it happening, so… We were all just left with vague assurance that the Internet was right about this one, but then we forgot about it. Because Hiddleswift.

However, just yesterday came the official confirmation, triggered by a TMZ story citing sources that pegged Taylor as the writer and stated that Harris’ aforementioned interview had really upset her, pretty much leading to the end of their relationship.

Now, no one’s motives are completely transparent here, because a source has told us that Taylor used that alias and excused herself from the spotlight in the moment so as not to take away from Calvin’s song. So it at least seemed like they had a plan—but maybe Harris got a little too carried away with taking all the credit, flashing pics of his platinum records on Snapchat and sub-denying the co-writing rumor when it first came up a few weeks ago.

Harris first tweeted out a story confirming Swift’s role (his choice to do so), adding, “And she sings on a little bit of it too [upside-down face] Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual.”

Then came the perfectly valid though probably unnecessary: “I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym.” (I think it’s the “though” that throws it all off. No one was doubting that you made the song the EDM hit that it is, sir.)

And then the flood came, with Harris then charging that Taylor was trying to make him look bad. Which was seemingly in response to TMZ’s note about Taylor having been mad at Calvin’s we-aren’t-collaborating interview, but perhaps the DJ-producer just felt targeted one too many times by the glut of headlines he’s for some reason choosing to read about him and his breakup (always a bad choice).

Then came the bit that made it fairly apparent Calvin has indeed been keeping up with the news lately but maybe had never read it before: “I figure if you’re happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do.”

Then he said he wouldn’t let her do to him what she did to Katy Perry, which prompted Perry to do a little subtweeting of her own.

It’s hard to say what exactly went through his head in the nine minutes between tweets one and three, but after he was done, the twitterverse ate it up. Hence #TaylorSwiftPartyIsOver trending worldwide.

Interestingly, Taylor’s Album of the Year speech at the Grammys—a response at the time to Kanye West’s “I made that bitch famous” line on TLOP’s “Famous"—once again applies, at least a bit.

"I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she said. 

“But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you are going, you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”

Calvin Harris obviously wasn’t strategically injecting Taylor Swift into his song to further capitalize on one of the most notorious interactions in awards show history and all the publicity that each got as a result, as Kanye was. 

Quite the opposite. And Taylor was complicit in keeping quiet about her role on “This Is What You Came For.” But let’s remember, Kanye has insisted that Taylor was in on “Famous” too, that she gave her OK when he talked to her about it.

“Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric,” her rep told us afterward.

No one was going to seriously believe that Taylor owed her success to Kanye in any way and not acknowledging her role wasn’t preventing her from getting paid for "This Is What You Came For.“

Neither slight on its own is the stuff career nightmares are made of—but when would have been a good time to take her credit and call it a day? Earlier, later, what’s the difference? She wrote the melody and the lyrics, there you go. She was, in the most mild of fashions, admitting what a lot of people had already figured out.

So despite Twitter’s excitement, Calvin didn't expose some shocking truth about Taylor. Rather, he made it pretty clear that he’s not above mixing business with the personal.

Of course, that same thing can be said about Taylor, who’s a master at making the private public. But by letting her life’s ups and downs play out on stage, that has made what she doesn’t say on Twitter, while the world feuds around her, all the more purposeful.

Meanwhile, she’s built one of the biggest pop careers of all time by turning her feelings into our feelings. And better yet, on song after song, she’s always been happy to give credit exactly where it’s due. That’s what everybody comes for.

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(EXPLICIT ADVISORY) James Arthur - Long Live The King

Is this the baddest I can go? I can get much badder
Cuz I’ve been doing this since you were in your huggies, hold your bladder
You’ve been studying me - wetting yourself
Cuz you’re afraid when I rise, you’ll be left on the shelf
Where you belong with the rest of the wannabes,
Don’t ask me to support you. You can never follow me.