(+LYRICS+MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: HAPPIER BY MARSHMELLO FT BASTILLE “THIS IS THE MOST DEMANDING SONG THAT I HAVE EVER…

 (+LYRICS+MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: HAPPIER BY MARSHMELLO FT BASTILLE “THIS IS THE MOST DEMANDING SONG THAT I HAVE EVER…

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Whew! Finally, I was able to pull through with the review of this song. To be honest, the review of this song took several hours leading to several days which is not typical of me when reviewing songs. It is the most demanding song that I have ever reviewed on Ogefash Photo Blog. Yes, I know the “easy” to remember chorus “I want you to be happier…” may make you think there is nothing demanding about the song, well then, try deciphering the two verses especially the Verse 1…

So, did you try it out? Demanding or not? Quickly take a gander at the lyrics to the song below…

 

LYRICS TO THE SONG “HAPPIER” BY MARSHMELLO FT BASTILLE

INTRO/CHORUS

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier; I want you to be happier.

VERSE 1

When the morning comes
When we see what we have become
In the cold light of day we are a flame in the wind
Not the fire that we begun
Every argument, every word we can’t take back
‘Cause with the all that has happened
I think that we both know the way that the story ends

 

PRE-CHORUS

Then only for a minute
I want to change my mind
‘Cause this just don’t feel right to me
I want to raise your spirits
I want to see you smile (but)
Know that means I’ll have to leave (x2)

CHORUS
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier; I want you to be happier

VERSE 2

When the evening falls
And I’m left there with my thoughts
And the image of you being with someone else
Well, that’s eating me up inside
But we run our course, we pretend that we are okay
Now if we jump together at least we can swim
Far away from the wreck we made

 

PRE-CHORUS

Then only for a minute
I want to change my mind
‘Cause this just don’t feel right to me
I want to raise your spirits
I want to see you smile (but)
Know that means I’ll have to leave (x2)

CHORUS
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier; I want you to be happier.

BRIDGE

So I’ll go, I’ll go oh oh oh
I will go, go, go

So I’ll go, I’ll go oh oh oh
I will go, go, go

CHORUS

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier

Even though I might not like this
I think that you’ll be happier, I want you to be happier

PRE-CHORUS

Then only for a minute (only for a minute)
I want to change my mind
‘Cause this just don’t feel right to me
I want to raise your spirits
I want to see you smile (but)
Know that means I’ll have to leave (x2)

CHORUS

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier; I want you to be happier

OUTRO

So I’ll go, I’ll go
I will go, go, go

THE REVIEW

I am so in love with everything about this song. Talk about the beat, the colorful setting which blended with their costume; that yellow colour which was the predominant colour in the video indeed brightened the video.

Moving on, lyrically, the lyrics are so on point. The words used in the song are not the “cliché” type of words or the conventional words used by artistes in their songs. What I mean is that they are not the everyday kind of words we use or we are familiar to, perhaps the reason it took days trying to decipher the verses. The choice of words will no doubt enhance listeners and viewers vocabulary; thumbs up!

The song has only two verses comprising seven lines each. The chorus and pre-chorus took a chunk part of the song; it was sung repeatedly, they were basically the only predominant thing in the song. The Chorus “Lately, I have been thinking” was sung five times while the Pre-chorus  “Then only for a minute” was sung three times.

The song is indeed meaningful as it talks about the artiste’s strong desire to see someone happy even if it means giving them space for a while which he literally sang in the chorus.

The lyrics are well written and arranged as well. Although, the verses on their own may not be comprehensible until when linked to the Pre-chorus and chorus.The artistes sang in English

Song arrangement: Intro/chorus- verse 1- Pre Chorus- Chorus- Verse 2- Pre Chorus Chorus- Bridge- Chorus- Pre chorus- Chorus- Outro

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the chorus “Lately, I’ve been thinking” The artiste is concerned about making someone extremely happy. He desires to see someone happy.

In the Verse 1, “When the morning comes” the artistes say that when they quarrel with their significant other, they let things get out of hand. They say words they ought not to say to each other.  When they quarrel, rather than stay calm and think over the whole matter before reacting, they allow emotions get the better of them.

The artistes feel sticking around in a relationship when it is not working can only lead to resentment or mayhem in the relationship. But they believe that later in life when they have finally actualized their dreams, they would all realize that the decision was for their happiness.

In the Verse 2, “When the evening falls” the artistes say that in the evening time, what occupies their mind is their loved one being with someone else and it tears their soul. They believe that if they stick together and agree together with their significant other, they can both fight whatever that keeps ruining their relationship.

In the Pre- Chorus, “Then only for a minute” the artistes say at times they are always having the second thought about their significant other. At times, they want to reconsider their decision to quit the relationship and then stay back, but because they want to see their significant other cheerful again, they rescind to their former decision to leave

WHAT IS THE SONG “HAPPIER” BY MARSHMELLO FT BASTILLE ABOUT

The word “Happy” means to be cheerful. The song basically talks about the artistes desire to see their loved ones happy even if it means staying away from them for a while.

 

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Thinking: To be disturbed or bothered about something

What we have become: What has become of someone, what has happened or where they are?

In the cold light of day: To think about something clearly and calmly without the emotions you had at the time it happened

In the wind: Likely to happen; Flame: Light up; Stat a fire: To set ablaze, set fire to, start up

Words you can’t take back: They are words that after they are said can never be erased

Run a course: To start, continue and finish something; To wreck a relationship: To ruin or destroy a relationship

Eat me up inside: A situation that makes you filled with either guilt or remorse

Jump:  To get involved in a particular matter quickly, without thinking about it first

Change one’s mind: To reconsider, to modify a plan

Raise one’s spirit: To make someone happy or cheerful again. It also means to brighten someone’s day or to stop someone from being depressed.

LOCATION

The video was shot somewhere in America; mostly indoor shoots

COSTUME

Costumely! I love their costume , very colorful. They were more on casual except the scene the ladies wore sport wear.

SOUND

Melodious!

I can’t get this song off my mouth! Just screamed that though! I will certainly choose to replay this song over “Undecided” by Chris Brown. Very tuneful, memorable and original. So dynamic vocals! Their lyrics flowed well with the rhythm. They were also unswerving with the style of rhythm. The various instrumentals used (piano, guitar, shakers, tambourine) blended well and enhanced the beauty of the song. These made the song interesting to the ears. It emphasized the mood of the song. The different instruments combined to perform the song made the song interesting to the ears. The artistes chose a memorable group of words for the chorus which was accompanied with a memorable beat.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

I love the way they shot this video. From the video, one can tell that the predominant colour is yellow.  The little girl right from childhood to adulthood maintained one colour for her costume.

Does the video reflect the theme of the message? Yes, however, the lyrics centered more on adult relationship, but the video focused on making people happy generally.

But it is an interesting video with terrific lightning.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “HAPPIER” BY MARSHMELLO FT BASTILLE HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Bc3pLyij0-

JUST WONDERING

Don’t some things change 20 years later like the setting of the house, the balloons and co…although the furniture changed

 

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DURATION: 3 MINUTES 53 SECONDS

 

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(+LYRICS +MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: UNDECIDED BY CHRIS BROWN “ JUST IMAGINE A CHRIS BROWN VIDEO WITHOUT A DANCE; KO LE WORK!

(+LYRICS +MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: UNDECIDED BY CHRIS BROWN “ JUST IMAGINE A CHRIS BROWN VIDEO WITHOUT A DANCE; KO LE WORK!

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Here is the video to the coveted Chris Brown’s song “Undecided”.

Omo! (My Pal) see the intro; it is not a hia something. I thought I was watching one Vann Damme’s movie. Even the background beat will glue you to your seat. To be honest, the intro was quite atmospheric and I was so eager to see how it would end. Was the ending worth my wait? You can find out just after you have taken a gander at the lyrics.

 

LYRICS TO THE SONG “UNDECIDED” BY CHRIS BROWN

VERSE 1

No I don’t see it up there
And I probably should’ve told you I hurt this bad (I know)
And I probably shouldn’t want this so bad
It is weighing, weighing on me
Don’t wanna wake up in the morning
Cannot undo what we did in this bed
And I can’t get you out, so I gotta go
No, I’m not ready for you and me, all alone


CHORUS

But I’m undecided, excited, ignited
And I don’t wanna feel the way I do, but I like it
Look at all these sparks flying
But I’m still indecisive
‘Cause you want me to wife you
But I’m undecided

 

VERSE 2
I know I shouldn’t be doing this, but here we go again
Girl you know that pussy is my weakness (Weakness, weakness)
Girl, you got me addicted when you switching position
You told me, “Shut up”
And you know I listen, I hate it
Wish I never did it
I can’t keep sinning and pretending

No! No! No!

BRIDGE
I’m taking off your clothes
We getting sexual
It is so good, think I’ll propose
I don’t know

CHORUS

But I’m undecided, excited, ignited
And I don’t wanna feel the way I do, but I like it
Look at all these sparks flying (All these, all these)
But I’m still indecisive (‘Cause you want me)
‘Cause you want me to wife you
But I’m undecided

Oh, no, I’m undecided, yeah
I just don’t know
‘Cause I’m undecided
No, no, baby
I’m afraid of your love
Ooh, you got me baby
‘Cause I can’t get enough

CHORUS/OUTRO
But I’m undecided, excited, ignited
And I don’t wanna feel the way I do, but I like it
Look at all these sparks flying
But I’m still indecisive
‘Cause you want me to wife you
But I’m undecided

No, no, and I want
No, no, no oh
Ooh, Ooh  but I’m undecided

 

THE REVIEW

So like I said earlier, the intro got me thinking I was in a Cinema watching a new Van Damme movie. I eagerly waited to see how it would end; to be honest, I expected more.

But I love the intro; very attention grabbing. It lasted for about1 Minute 40 seconds. The entire track is about 4 Minute 55 seconds. Hence without the prolonged atmospheric intro, the  video song would have ended at 3 Minutes 15 Seconds.

Lyrically, the lyrics are unclear. I can’t decipher most of the song lyrics. They are not interrelated. Also, I can’t really relate the lines of the verses to the theme of the song which centers on “Indecisiveness” The song basically talks about Chris Brown having a double- mind about settling down with a certain lady he is sexually attracted to.

The song has two verses. The Chorus was sung twice. The entire track was written and sang in one language- English

Song arrangement– Verse 1- Chorus- Verse 2- Chorus- Chorus/outro

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the Verse 1, “No I don’t see it up there” Chris Brown explains how much he desires a certain lady both sexually and otherwise. He can’t stop thinking about her as well as longing for her even though he is double minded about marrying her. He wants to leave the relationship but the thought of never having her again sexually leaves him in pain.

In the Chorus, “But I’m undecided, excited, ignited” the artise says he is having a double-mind about settling down with the lady as she so desires. He says the lady delights him as well as arouses his feelings; and they are both sexually attracted to each other.

In the Verse 2, “I know I shouldn’t be doing this, but here we go again” the artiste says his weak point is a woman’s vagina; in essence, he loves to have sex. He is infatuated about her different moves when they are sexing or otherwise.  The lady has a hold on him to the extent that when they are making out and he tries to hesitate for the fear of marital commitment, she shuts him up.

WHAT IS THE SONG “UNDECIDED” BY CHRIS BROWN ABOUT

The word “Undecided” according to #Google means to be uncertain, doubtful, indecisive, unresolved and so on.

What then does this song talk about? The song talks about the artiste-Chris Brown being uncertain or unable to make a decision about settling down with a lady even though they are both sexually attracted to each other.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Hurt this bad: To suffer from emotional pain or to hurt someone’s feelings

Weighing on me: To suddenly suffer loss of weight because of depression, worries or sadness or to have your mind preoccupied with worries

Undo– To cancel or reverse a previous action; Gotta go: To leave

Unable to get someone out of your mind: Unable to stop thinking about someone or longing for someone; Pussy: The female reproductive organ, vagina;

Undecided: Not certain or sure; Excited: To be delighted, eager; Ignited: Set on fire, to arouse someone’s feelings or emotions

Feel some kind of way: To feel uncomfortable or have upsetting feelings about a particular situation

Sparks flying: To be sexually attracted to someone; Indecisive: Unable to make decisions quickly and effectively

LOCATION

The video was shot in America. It was an outdoor shoot. Their major location was the #Pacific Park

SOUND

Melodious! There was consistency in the style of rhythm used. Chris Brown was expressive as he sang the lyrics. The drum beats, piano and guitar made the song pleasing to the ears.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Does the video complement the theme of the track? Hmm, well I am “undecided” about that. But it is glaring that they focused more on the various stages of  choreography in the song than the theme of the message.

I am trying to imagine a Chris Brown video without any movement, without any dance; Ko le work (It can’t wok)

But I love the visuals; clear and interesting to watch.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “UNDECIDED” HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6fThXQPT6I

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 167)

 I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 167)

Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. For the next few months we would be learning numbers in Hausa. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA: AEROPLANE/JIRGIN SAMA

 

ENGLISH

HAUSA

THIRTY SIX

TALATIN DA SHIDDA

THIRTY SEVEN

TALATIN DA BAKWAI

THIRTY EIGHT

TALATIN DA TAKWAS

THIRTY NINE

TALATIN DA TARA

FORTY

ARBA’IN

ENG: YOU HAVE FORTY AEROPLANES

HAUSA: KANA DA JIRGIN SAMA  ARBA’IN