Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Music Break - P!nk

Everyone needs an anthem once in a while. And Pink seems to be very good at supplying them.

Alecia Beth Moore (aka Pink) was born on September 8, 1979. Her musical talent was evident in her youth. When she was a teenager, she used lyric-writing as an outlet for her feelings. According to her mother, "Her initial writings were always very introspective. Some of it was very black, and very deep, almost worrisome."

I think that's why her lyrics seem to resonate so strongly with me. Her emotions come through because she's not just writing something she hopes will sell, she's using her songs to tell her story. And her story is something I think many of us can relate to. Like "So What" which is probably one of my favorite post-break-up songs.

I mean... come on! How can you not sing along to lyrics like these? Even if you're not in the midst of a break-up, you surely understand the whole "F U I'm going to be fine without you" vibe, right?

So, so what?
I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And I don't need you
And guess what
I'm having more fun
And now that we're done
I'm gonna show you tonight
I'm alright, I'm just fine
And you're a tool
So, so what?
I am a rock star
I got my rock moves
And I don't want you tonight

Happy birthday Pink! I hope it's as rockin' as you are!

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