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Awesome iphone video - we are young

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Wimbo, May 4, 2012.

  1. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    This must have taken forever to get right...

    [youtube]bYKE5GvVTQ8[/youtube]
  2. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    Cool video set to an awesome song.
  3. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    awesome song about beating his girlfriend
  4. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    Where did you get that? Nothing I've read about that song mentions "beating his girlfriend". Reviews I've read were very positive. I guess Chevy thinks a song about beating a girlfriend will sell cars???
  5. SaltwaterServr

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    Lyrics don't matter nearly as much as the tune. Ford used Band of Horse's "Funeral" for a commercial. Not exactly what you want to associate with a motor vehicle. Toyota or someone used Kansas' "Dust in the Wind" for a commercial. Again, the lyrics aren't what you want associated with the product and yet they used it.

    As for We Are Young:

    It does mention that he beat her...Lyrics:

    My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses
    asking bout a scar and I know I gave it to you months ago
    I know you’re trying to forget
    But between the drinks and subtle things
    The holes in my apologies,
  6. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    Sorry, that doesn't cut it. Why would Glee sing that song if it's about a guy beating his girlfriend? That lyric can mean many different things. I've looked over the Internet and there are dozens of "meanings" to that song.
  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Emotional scar, most likely.
  8. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    First one I read wanted to avoid considering that it's him beating her as well when he gets high later with his friends. Considering the overriding theme of violence of the official video, it's particularly easy to draw a line that the person speaking in the lyrics does indeed beat her and love her in some twisted fashion.
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    He also talks about setting the world on fire. He must be an arson too.
  10. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    [IMG]



    I will say that it isn't so much about beating her but trying to atone for it
  11. SaltwaterServr

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    "I gave it to you months ago"

    "Let's set the world on fire"

    Not so subtle difference

    That said, the guy could be asking her if she's got a boyfriend thereby asking about the emotional scar. Given the video though, i tend to believe he's speaking of physical violence.
  12. rkell87

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    because they sing anything that is popular


    they sing songs about becoming a lesbian
    (No, I don't even know your name, it doesn't matter.
    You're my experimental game, just human nature.
    It's not what good girls do, not how they should behave.
    My head gets so confused, hard to obey.)

    sex
    (Let me take off all your clothes
    Disconnect the phone so nobody knows, yeah
    Let me light a candle so we can make it better
    Makin' love until we drown, dig)


    revenge on a cheater
    (I bust the windows out your car
    And no it didn't mend my broken heart
    I'll probably always have these ugly scars
    But right now I don't care about that part
    I bust the windows out your car
    After I saw you laying next to her
    I didn't wanna but I took my turn
    I'm glad I did it cuz you had to learn)



    thong song

    like a virgin

    and many more and that was just season one
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    What'd he do? Cut her? No, it's emotional scars. He cheated on her. Was an *** to her. Something. Some people think based on the video that he took her virginity in a one night stand or something.
  14. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    yes because guys always go up to girls in bars and ask about their "emotional" scars:rolleyes:
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Guys don't go up and ask about physical scars either. But recent past relationships, particularly bad ones, surely do come up in conversation in bars quite often.
  16. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    c'mon theo, I know you're a lawyer and all but I think you are arguing just to argue or possibly because you chose a side in the beginning and now feel you need to defend that point.



    other than those reasons I just refer back to my picture earlier.
  17. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    I don't care if the songwriter is talking about cutting off his GF's head I still think it's a cool song.

    This is another song, out of thousands, where the true meaning of the song is not clear cut, and you can debate it forever.
  18. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    No, when I hear someone talking about scars in a song, I immediately think it's a metaphor. If he was trying to relay that he abused her, he would have used the word bruises.

    This is fairly obvious stuff here.
  19. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    given the information in the song about a guy asking his girlfriend about a scar he gave her months ago, the only logical interpretation is a physical scar, unless you take every single thing in the song as a deeper meaning, like the guy in the sunglasses asking questions, for instance, is actually her internal debate of whether or not she should stay with him.


    you can go on and on but you don't get to pick and choose and frankly because the the lyrics aren't present in that manor you should take the information at face value which leads you to the conclusion that he did, indeed, physically abuse her and left a scar.
  20. SaltwaterServr

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    Agreed. No one wanting to get a girl's number or get to know her better is going to bring up bad memories by asking about emotional scars. It's much more plausible that a half-***** drunk asks her about a scar on her arm or face somewhere because it's something a young inebriated person might do.

    "Sooooo, how'd you get that cut? I got mine mountain biking two years ago"

    or

    "Tell me, a stranger, about something deeply troubling and emotionally disturbing so I can get to know you better"

    The virginity comments come from an unofficial video released for the song where a girl sits in a bed.

    The official video for the song starts with a girl getting a bottle smashed across the top of her head.

    49 seconds in.

    [youtube]Sv6dMFF_yts[/youtube]

    Physical scar. No question about it. The overriding theme is destruction and violence throughout.

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