Monday, June 07, 2010

You Must Not Know 'Bout Ken

I heard "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce' on the radio today, and I heard a lyric that I feel demanded a blog post. You're probably thinking either that this post is about a year too late or this guy has enough posts about song lyrics; both true statements, but it's all I got today.

Here is the refrain of the song:

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I could have another you in a minute,
Matter fact, he'll be here in a minute, baby
You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I could have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get to thinkin'
Your irreplaceable


Now, the message of the song is clear: "I'm hot, I'm the shit, and I'm in demand. You, you're not all that great, and I could have another one of you by 9AM tomorrow morning." It makes perfect sense, and it's the basis of a really good pop song, but here's the part I don't like: "Matter fact, he'll be here in a minute . . ." To that, wouldn't just about any guy say:

"Are you shitting me? The guy that's been stickin' you is on his way over? Good. I can't wait to meet him. I ain't goin' nowhere! Matter fact, I'm-a fuck him up!"

Beyonce' could have just dumped him and politely asked the guy to pack his shit and get out, but she didn't do that. What she did is announce that the new man was on his way over to do her, something that she knew would infuriate the guy she's dumping - basically she is knowingly creating an environment for an unavoidable fight. She has set the stage for an act of violence between her past and current love interest for her own amusement, and to that I say, "I guess I didn't know 'bout you, Beyonce. I thought you were just a nice, foxy, leggy Black diva, but you're nothing but a sadist."

On another note, for a woman who is clearly one of the hottest women on the planet, when she dances, I'm completely turned off. She's one of those chicks who is sexy only when she doesn't try, and when she tries, it's a little embarrassing. Anyone with me on that or the sadist thing, or am I just a village idiot?

*Update: I just noticed that at 12 seconds of the Pink Floyd hand-farting clip in the last post, I think the guy accidently cuts loose with an actual fart.

9 comments:

JerseySjov said...

when i hear that lyric i imagine that she's just bluffing with her with a phone in hand and the guy she's yelling at is like "so yeah, go call him, whatever, i dont care" but she's all "ohh you dont know about me... to the left to the left"

B is definitely the weak link in the single ladies video. however that does not mean that i want her life any less.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jov: Yeah, I can see that, but in the video the dude is over in his wife-beat, and she's talking shit to his face. Hard to say with that Beyonce . . .

JerseySjov said...

yes... her phone is in her hand, but she's talking face-to-face with guy A saying "yeah, that's right, i got guy B, i have his number right here, i can call him right now and have him over here in a minute"
ysee?

Heff said...

Her ass is too big for her. And not in the good "Kim Kardashian" kind of way.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jov: Sure, I get you, and I think that's still underhanded and shitty to start up a fight like that, right?

Heff: I don't mind the big booty. I just think she looks silly when she tries to dance seductively. I'm sure Kim has at least TWO other body parts that are up Heff's alley . . .

BeckEye said...

I always thought that part of the song just made her sound like a hooker.

JerseySjov said...

of course it's underhanded and shitty, but they're a volatile couple in the midst of a BIIIG fight! you dont write songs about "sonofabitch didn't bring the paper in, now i have to walk to the end of the driveway myself"

Kadonkadonk said...
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Kadonkadonk said...

He shoulda put a ring on it. Then he'd have half her $$. Hmmm, yeah. That's the best I could do. Don't know too much about Beyonce.