on “Before you came into my life”
|Dan Crofts Says:|
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @2:28:47 PM
I'm guessing the point of the "maybe" part is that she doesn't want to be pushy. In that case, the song's title could be alternatively phrased "Call me if you're interested." But that isn't quite as musical.
As for the part where she says she missed him before he came along, I totally agree with you. I'm not sure how that could make sense to anyone, Aspie or not (I am an "Aspie," by the way).
What bothers me about this video is the same thing that bothers me about a good chunk of contemporary music and popular culture -- namely, its sexualized images and inordinate exaltation of physical attractiveness. At a time with many young people -- even small children -- suffer from poor body images and are exposed to unhealthy ideas about human sexuality in the media, this seems particularly dangerous. But I will step off of my soap box now :)
I appreciate your comments on this. Keep up the writing, and take care!
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @5:23:43 AM
It's a simple song about irresponsibility... immaturity, even. "Call me... maybe." She's saying it's ok to call, but she's providing a built-in unaccountability that works as an "out"... for both her and the boy.
I don't like the sentiment, either. But I have a real issue with people that aren't accountable for themselves.
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @8:49:34 AM
Thanx fellas. That helps a bit. Trying to put my self in the guys place would give me a massive headache trying to de code all of that. Likely it would be a couple weeks if at all. By that time I wouldn t have called her at all.
As a literal thinker, the ambiquity is overwhelming, especially when we take our cue around social response from the other person.
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