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bluestocket
04-18-2003, 02:56 PM
Anyone of you just heard Madonna's new single? I have seen her video, she is just standing there and having different kind of flags waving in the background. We all know she put her video back as she wasn't sure if it would be too un-patriotic. I must admit - for me as a German it was difficult to understand her singing (the first time) so I read the lyrics on the Internet. The song sounds alright to me, and I am pretty much excited how the most agressive lyrics

"Iíd like to express my extreme point of view
Iím not Christian and Iím not a Jew
Iím just living out the American dream
And I just realised that nothing
Is what it seems"

will be taken by the fans/audience.
What do you think???

*blue*

Lowell Miller
04-18-2003, 04:16 PM
I love the song ... it's not as un-American as I thought.....


...She talks about having a stylist, gardner, maid, etc., then says nothing is what is seems. I hope people don't take what she says out of context.

Lowell Miller
04-18-2003, 04:21 PM
Do I have to change my name?
Will it get me far?
Should I lose some weight?
Am I gonna be a star?

I tried to be a boy,
I tried to be a girl
I tries to be a mess,
I tried to be the best
I guess I did it wrong.
Thatís why I wrote this song
This type of modern life Ė Is it for me ?
This type of modern life Ė Is it for free ?

So, I went into a bar looking for sympathy
A little company Ė I tried to find a friend
Itís more easily said itís always been the same
This type of modern life Ė Is not for me ?
This type of modern life Ė Is not for free ?

American life
I live the American dream
You are the best thing Iíve seen,
You are not just a dream

I tried to stay ahead, I tried to stay on top
I tried to play the part, but somehow I forgot
Just what I did it for and why I wanted more
This type of modern life Ė Is it for me ?
This type of modern life Ė Is it for free ?

Do I have to change my name?
Will it get me far?
Should I lose some weight?
Am I gonna be a star?

American life
I live the American dream
You are the best thing Iíve seen,
You are not just a dream

I tried to be a boy, I tried to be a girl
I tried to be a mess, I tried to be the best
I tried to find a friend, I tried to stay ahead
I tried to stay on top...

Do I have to change my name?
Will it get me far?
Should I lose some weight?
Am I gonna be a star?



Iím drinking a soy latte
I get a double shote
It goes right through my body
And you know Iím satisfied

I drive a mini cooper
And Iím feeling super-dooper
Yo they tell Iím a trooper
And you know Iím satisfied

I do Yoga and pilates
And the room is full of hotties
So Iím checking out the bodies
And you know Iím satisfied

Iím digging on the isotopes
This metaphysicís crap is dope
And if all this can give me hope
You know Iím satisfied

I got a lawyer and a manager
An agent and a chef
Three nannies, an assistant
And a driver and a jet
A trainer and a butler
And a bodyguard or five
A gardner and a stylist
Do you think Iím satisfied

Iíd like to express my extreme point of view
Iím not Christian and Iím not a Jew
Iím just living out the American dream
And I just realised that nothing
Is what it seems

Do I have to change my name
Am i gonna be a star
Do I have to change my name
Am I gonna be a star ?
Do I have to change my name

bluestocket
04-18-2003, 06:00 PM
Madonna wouldn't be Madonna if she'd shut up in her life, right? I envy her for the fact she always did what she wanted - no matter if there are any regrets of it.
*blue*

RckyMtnGirl@hrt
04-21-2003, 03:45 PM
QUOTE - "Madonna wouldn't be Madonna if she'd shut up in her life, right? I envy her for the fact she always did what she wanted - no matter if there are any regrets of it."

Very true Blue. I do not care for Madonna's music (she is too wierd for me lol), but do have respect for her ability to continually reinvent herself and keep a strong fan base. She seems to be a pretty savvy promo./business person. I also do not see anything wrong with the lyrics to this song (although I have not seen the edit or original video, which could be what caused the controversy.)

CC

allisonv7
04-22-2003, 01:12 PM
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/madonnasplash1.html?yhnws


Hehehe


allison.

Garthmedic
04-24-2003, 11:02 AM
Just heard the song. I didn't like it.

--spud--:)

bluestocket
04-25-2003, 12:15 PM
Spud and I didn't understand it (the English lyrics) when I listened to it the first time.
*blue*