Modern Poetry Edition #70 {Oh baby… your modern poetry… it’s soooooo… modern. }


Oh yeah it’s soooooo modern all right.  It’s also soooooo crappy.  Could this be the end of Modern Poetry?

Probably not.  Probably just changiness coming to the MP.  Anyway I was tempted to give this week’s (week’s? ha!)
MPulitzer to the crappiest one of the bunch, but my the competition was too tough for that – it was a four-way tie for
crappiest, and even though I could’ve eliminated 3DD ‘cause it’s the better song, I’d a still had a three-way.

So of course the MPulitzer goes to the Pussycat Dolls – note how they rhyme like crazy!  They either rhyme the very
next line, or they rhyme every other line in a four-line stanza!  That’s really poetical.  I know what you’re thinking:
“Britney Rhymes!  Why you doggin’ Brit?  You’re lucky she even rhymes for you!”

Sorry, half credit for rhyming:
“Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are”
      and
“Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are”


It’s true, though – it rhymes.

Look for more modern poetry before the economy recovers.

--Sean

 

Modern Poetry Edition #70 {Oh baby… your modern poetry… it’s soooooo… modern}
[10/24/08]
Womanizer by Britney Spears
It’s Not My Time by 3 Doors Down
Rock Star by Miley Cyrus
**When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls
Love Story by Taylor Swift

**Winner of MPulitzer

 

Oh baby… your modern poetry… it’s soooooo… modern.

Yeah, baby… I know it.

So what’s the deal with the modern poetry? Long time no get some in the email, huh?

Well my friends, with the election and all, we just thought we’d let MP #69 linger a bit, say from March to October.

But now we got ultra modern poetry – some of these didn’t even exist back in March!

Britney (is new Britney any good?), 3DD (hey, they *are* good, how’d they get in here?), Hannah Banannah, PCD, and some country chick named Taylor round out our five selections this evening. I hope you all enjoy. Vote early or by absentee… Then root for your choice.  Good Luck!

--Sean


Womanizer by Britney Spears
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Superstar, Where you from? How's it going? I know you,
gotta clue what you're doing
You can play brand new to all the other chicks out here
But I know what you are, what you are baby

Look at you, Gettin' more than just a re-up Baby you,
Got all the puppets with their strings up
Fakin' like a good one, but I call 'em like I see 'em
I know what you are, what you are baby

Womanizer, woman-womanizer You're a womanizer
Oh womanizer, Oh you're a womanizer baby
You, you, you are You, you, you are
Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer (Womanizer)
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
You got me goin', You're oh so charming
But I can't do it, You womanizer
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
You say I'm crazy, I got your crazy You're nothing but a womanizer

Daddy-O, You got the swagger of a champion
Too bad for you, You just can't find the right companion
I guess when you have one too many, Makes it hard, it could be easy
Who you are, that's just who you are baby

Lollipop, Must mistake me, you're a sucker
To think that I, Would be a victim not another
Say it, play it how you wanna
But no way, I'm never gonna fall for you, never you baby

Womanizer, woman-womanizer You're a womanizer
Oh womanizer, Oh you're a womanizer baby
You, you, you are You, you, you are
Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer (Womanizer)

Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
You got me goin', You're oh so charming
But I can't do it, You womanizer
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
You say I'm crazy, I got your crazy
You're nothing but a womanizer

Maybe if we both lived in a different world, yeah
(Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer, womanizer)
It would be all good,
And maybe I could be your girl
But I can't, 'cause we don't,
You...

Womanizer, woman-womanizer You're a womanizer
Oh womanizer, Oh you're a womanizer baby
You, you, you are You, you, you are
Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer (Womanizer)

Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
You got me goin', You're oh so charming
But I can't do it, You womanizer

Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
You say I'm crazy, I got your crazy
You're nothing but a womanizer

Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
Boy don't try to front, I-I know just, just what you are-are-are
Womanizer, woman-womanizer You're a womanizer
Oh womanizer, Oh you're a womanizer baby


It’s Not My Time by 3 Doors Down
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Looking back of the beginning of this
And how life was
Just you and me loving all of our friends
Living life like an ocean
But now the current slowly pulling me down
It's getting harder too breath
It won't be too long and I will be the one under
Can you save me from this?

Cause it's not my time I'm not going
There's a fear in me it's not showing
This could be the end of me
And everything I know
Ooohh but I won't go

I look ahead to all the plans that we made
And the dreams that we had
I'm in a world that try to take them away
Oh but I'm taking them back
Cause all of this time I' we been just too blind to understand
What you matter to me
My friends is laughing and it's not what we have
It's what we be live in

Cause it's not my time I'm not going
There's a fear in me but it's not showing
This could be the end of me
And everything I know
But it's not my time I'm not going
There's a will in me and now I know that
This could be the end of me
And everything I know
Ooohh but I won't go
I won't go

There might be more than you be live
(There might be more than you be live)
There might be more than you can see

But it's not my time I'm not going
There's a fear in me it's not showing
This could be the end of me
And everything I know
But it's not my time I'm not going
There's a will in me and now it's gonna show
This could be the end of me
And everything I know
Ooohh

There might be more than you be live
(There might be more than you be live)
There might be more than you can see

But I won't go
No I won't go down
Yeah


Rock Star by Miley Cyrus
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Sometimes I walk a little faster
In the school hallway
Just to get next to you
Some days I spend a little extra
Time in the morning
Just to impress you

Guess you don't notice
Guess you don't need this
why you're not seein' what you're missin'
On the outside shyin' away
On the inside dyin' to say

I'm unusual
Not so typical
Way too smart to be waiting around
Tai chi practicing
Snowboard champion
I could fix the flat on your car
I might even be a rock star

Sometimes I wish when the phone rings
That it would be you
Saying let's hang out
Then you confess
That there's something special between us
Why don't we find out

you don't even know
Guess you don't need me
why you're not seein' what you're missin'
On the outside shyin' away
On the inside dyin' to say

I'm unusual
Not so typical
Way too smart to be waiting around
Tai chi practicing
Snowboard champion
I could fix the flat on your car
I might even be a...

...rock star
If you only knew the real me
I might even be a rock star
I'm telling you that we are meant to be
Now wouldn't it be nice if you could see
That I really am a rock star

I'm unusual
Not so typical
Way too smart to be waiting around
Tai chi practicing
Snowboard champion
I could fix the flat on your car
I might even be a rock star


When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls
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Boys call you sexy (What's up, sexy)
And you don't care what they say
See, every time you turn around
They scream your name

Now I've got a confession
When I was young I wanted attention
And I promised myself that I’d do anything
Anything at all for them to notice me

But I ain't complaining
We all wanna be famous
So go ahead and say what you wanna say
You know what it's like to be nameless
Want them to know what your name is
'Cause see when I was younger I would say

When I grow up… I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, I wanna be in movies
When I grow up… I wanna see the world, Drive nice cars, I wanna have groupies
When I grow up… Be on TV, People know me, Be on magazines
When I grow up… Fresh and clean, Number one chick when I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for 'cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

They used to tell me I was silly
Until I popped up on the TV
I always wanted to be a superstar
And knew that singing songs would get me this far

But I ain't complaining
We all wanna be famous
So go ahead and say what you wanna say
You know what it's like to be nameless
Want them to know what your name is
'Cause see when I was younger I would say

When I grow up… I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, I wanna be in movies
When I grow up… I wanna see the world, Drive nice cars, I wanna have groupies
When I grow up… Be on TV, People know me, Be on magazines
When I grow up… Fresh and clean, Number one chick when I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for 'cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

I see them staring at me
Oh I'm a trendsetter
Yes this is true 'cause what I do, no one can do it better
You can talk about me
'Cause I'm a hot topic
I see you watching me, watching me, and I know you want it

When I grow up… I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, I wanna be in movies
When I grow up… I wanna see the world, Drive nice cars, I wanna have groupies
When I grow up… Be on TV, People know me, Be on magazines
When I grow up… Fresh and clean, Number one chick when I step out on the scene
When I grow up… I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, I wanna be in movies
When I grow up… I wanna see the world, Drive nice cars, I wanna have groupies
When I grow up… Be on TV, People know me, Be on magazines
When I grow up… Fresh and clean, Number one chick when I step out on the scene


Love Story by Taylor Swift
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we were both young when i first saw you
i close my eyes
and the flashback starts
im standing there
on a balcony of summer air

see the lights,
see the party the ball gowns
i see you make your way through the crowd
you say hello
little did i know

that you were romeo you were throwing pebbles
and my daddy said stay away from juliet
and i was crying on the staircase
begging you please don't go, and i said

romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
i'll be waiting all theres left to do is run
you'll be the prince and i'll be the princess
its a love story baby just say yes

so i sneak out to the garden to see you
we keep quiet because we're dead if they knew
so close your eyes
lets keep this down for a little while
cause you were romeo i was a scarlet letter
and my daddy said stay away from juliet
but you were everything to me
and i was begging you please don't go and i said

romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
i'll be waiting all theres left to do is run
you be the prince and i'll be the princess
it’s a love story baby just say yes

Romeo save me they're trying to tell me how to feel
this love is difficult, but its real
Don't be afraid we'll get out of this mess
It's a love story
Baby, just say yes
oh oh

I got tired of waiting wondering if you were ever coming around
my faith in you is fading
When I met you on the outskirts of town
And I said

Romeo save me ive been feeling so alone
Ill keep waiting for you but you never come
Is this in my head, I don't know what to think
he knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring
And said

Marry me Juliet you'll never have to be alone
I love you and that's all I really know
I talked to your dad you'll pick out a white dress
It's a love story
Baby, just say yes

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

We were both young when I first saw you