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TOPIC: Drunk In Love

Drunk In Love 23 Mar 2014 22:19 #4451

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For the past few months, Beyonce's incredibly catchy and popular song "Drunk In Love" has been engraved into our minds, admit it. But obviously there are many different meanings behind the song. The "drinking watermelon" line, "ride him with my surfboard" and "cigars on ice", it all has meanings involving sexual innuendos and a glamorous lifestyle. I'll leave your minds to grow an imagination to discover the meanings behind the song as a whole. After having many different discussions with my friends, colleagues about the entire new album in general, there have been many different opinions about the album and Beyonce's new attitude.
When discussing the song with others, good valid points have been made. Often times, people wonder why or how she is turning into a crazy sex driven woman. But coming to a conclusion it was figured that Beyonce is growing with her audience. From the time of her debut as a solo artist, her fans (that were able to understand the meanings of her songs) were anywhere from their late teens to early to mid 20's. So originally her "Dangerously in Love" spoke to them, being young and crazy in love with so much and so many different people, or even the wrong person. Now Beyonce's fan growing into their late 20's, early to mid-30's, she's talking about being "Drunk in Love", spicing up the marriages in her fans lives. Talking about things that they can relate to now. Dangerously in Love was a different time, and she can't be spoken about to people of this age now, because they're all settled down married, starting their lives. Singing about "turn[ing] this cherry out" or "roll[ing] up the partition" is showing a new age of women empowerment that she's trying to embrace. The girls she once sang to 10 years ago now want to be treated as women who control and stand for what they know they want. It's a new age, but it makes sense as to why this new Beyonce is evolving in front of us.
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Drunk In Love 03 May 2014 04:06 #4833

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I really like this post!! As I am hearing a lot of her new music it made me wounder, like wow this is a new beyonce that is singing totally different lyrics then she would have been singing years ago. Not gonna lie I wasn't liking it to much. It just wasn't making sense to me "surfboard?" At first I did not get it at all until I really listened to the lyrics and now that I read your post everything makes a lot more sense to me. Your definitely right, her music is evolving as her fans are also evolving with age. I always have been a beyonce fan and still will be. Just was weird-ed out by the new choice of lyrics that she had chosen to use but after reading your post it all makes so much more sense now. So thank you for that! Great post!
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Drunk In Love 11 May 2014 15:14 #4918

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I like the new Beyonce persona a lot now that've listened to a few of the songs from her album. At first I was taken back by the mind boggling lyrics that were heard. I said to myself, did she just say pop all over her stomach and wake up on the kitchen floor. Th indications of what the lyrics were compared to what she did with Destinys Child and her solo career in the beginning were day and night. I have come to the conclusion that she is just fitting in with the times and capitolizing on Societies obsession with sex and riches.
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