(+LYRICS + TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: KILLS YOU SLOWLY BY CHAINSMOKERS “AH! CAN’T HOLD THIS TYPE OF PAIN O…”

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LYRICS TO KILLS YOU SLOWLY BY CHAINSMOKERS.

VERSE 1
Made plans with me and all your friends I’m late again, I hate to keep you waiting Tried to be a gentleman, got drunk again before I even made it. Tried to call a car for you, you’re tired of me, I know you wouldn’t take it. You walked a mile in Louis Vuitton and fucked ’em up You know that they’re my favorite

PRE CHORUS
But we dress up and play pretend Then we act like we’re good again I do things I can’t defend And even when you hold it in.

CHORUS
Holding, even though it kills you slowly Explosions, hidden when we’re in the open Keep on smiling until it’s over Holding, even though it kills you slowly.

VERSE 2
Arguments that never end
You’re talking shit to spite this conversation I’m so sick of back and forth These fights with you are starting to feel contagious Said that I’m no good for you right before we walk into your parents Then you put on that smile again and grab my hand even though you hate it.

PRE-CHORUS
But we dress up and play pretend Then we act like we’re good again I do things I can’t defend And even when you hold it in.

CHORUS
Holding, even though it kills you slowly Explosions, hidden when we’re in the open Keep on smiling until it’s over Holding, even though it kills you slowly.
Hold on, but it, it won’t, but I said You hold on, hoping it gonna stop, but it don’t Hold on, but it, it won’t, but I said You hold on, hoping it gonna stop, but it don’t.

CHORUS (2x)
Holding, even though it kills you slowly Explosions hidden when we’re in the open And keep on smiling until it’s over Holding, even though it kills you slowly.
DURATION: 3 MINUTES 32 SECONDS
DIRECTED BY: JOROAN WOEY, LUCAS TAGGART, DAVID KENINGER

THE REVIEW
Lyrically, the song comes in two verses that have the same number of stanzas. The chorus was sung three times while the pre-chorus was sung two times. The song is meaningful as it talks about a guy that is not giving much attention or 100 percent commitment in a relationship which is affecting his lady.

The song arrangement- Verse 1- Pre chorus- Chorus- Verse 2- Pre chorus- Chorus- Chorus/Outro

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG
In the Verse 1 “Made plans with me and all your friends” the artiste makes us know that he planned to hang out with his girlfriend and her friends on a certain day and time but he ends up showing up late and drunk. This of course displeased his girlfriend because her boyfriend succeeded in ruining her day despite the fact that she wore his favourite designer- Louis Vuitton just to please him. Basically, the verse one shows how he is not playing his part in the relationship.

In the Pre-chorus “But we dress up and play pretend” the artiste makes us understand that when outdoor with his girlfriend, both of them make people believe that all is well with their relationship meanwhile it is not true. They pent up emotions outdoor and unleash them when indoor. He says he really can’t explain his actions.

In the Chorus “Holding, even though it kills you slowly” the artiste implores his significant other to endure whatever pain she may be feeling in the relationship at the moment even though it is killing her gradually. He knows that his girlfriend is putting up with his irresponsibility in the relationship, and he hopes she endures til it is over.

In the Verse 2, “Arguments that never end” the artiste reveals that their conversations always end in arguments cause his significant other always make a remark or say something to spite him which usually leads to an argument. The girlfriend in question is not satisfied with his kind of person; she feels he is undeserving of her.

WHAT DOES THE SONG MEAN “KILLS YOU SLOWLY” BY CHAIN SMOKERS MEAN
The song basically talks about a person’s lack of commitment in a relationship. For instance, in the song, a certain lady is not getting back what she is putting in the relationship. The guy does not give her attention, create time for her or act responsibly; he just doesn’t act like someone who values their relationship and it is so killing her slowly.

LOCATION
It was shot in America; indoor scenes- they used an apartment.

COSTUME
Fair!

SOUND
It is a slow pace music. The instruments used were mainly piano and drum. They were consistent with the rhythm pace. It is a melodious tune; the artistes were expressive as they sang.

VIDEO PRODUCTION
I love the digital effect. The video complements the track; great cinematography. Also, the outburst of the girl in the latter part of the video was a way of venting pent-up frustration.

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always want to have sex with me. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy and envious. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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