Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An Open Letter To Kelly Clarkson

Ms. Clarkson: I have a few words to say about your latest song. I HATE it. Let me explain. The music is great. It's catchy. The tune is fabulous. But I think that you only spent 10 minutes on the lyrics.

Let me remind you of the chorus:

Cuz we belong together now, yeah
Forever united here somehow, yeah
You got a piece of me
And honestly
My life (my life) would suck (would suck) without you

Because the tune is catchy I spend hours walking around the house singing "My life (my life) would suck (would suck) withhhooooouuuutt yyyoouuuu."

To avoid another horrible afternoon, I am going to have to take aggressive action and change the channel the next time you come on. I can only admit that you know your demographic. I am sure that there are a lot of 14 year old teenage girls texting each other about how much their lives suck and now they can sing about it, too.

My favorite love song was written by Bob Dylan and has been covered by Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and other. In his chorus he wrote:

I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
There ain't nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

Now that's a love song.


Sylvia said...

Alicia...stop listening to country music...it is causing you too much angst, first Brad and now Kelly. Perhaps some easy listening is what you need.

The GruCru said...

I agree w/ Sylvia-or what about some Raffi songs-also very catchy.

LeeAnn said...

Or better yet do some classicals. No lyrics involved.(unless of course you listen to opera but then you need to know some foriegn language to make sense of it all) So ya, just stick to the classic classicals. Your brain will thank you.

Lisa said...

My favorite version of "To Make You Feel My Love" is by Luka Bloom. I just emailed it to you.

Adele has a new version out that you can hear on youtube. I'm iffy about it. Kind of sounds like she's trying too hard to be Aretha Franklin.

Tina said...

Wow, sounds like I need to go back to country for a while!!! I am in the stage of trying to be cool and listening to my kids music . . . . welllllll some of it!!!

Jessica said...

Well said!

Leejean said...

I love country music. but I have to say AMEN, Alicia. Love ya tons babe