#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Take It Off” – Kesha

It’s time for #SLS again and you know what that means: Hop on over to Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, to listen to variety of songs for today!

This week’s theme is: Floor/House/Roof/Walls

With so many obvious options (Floyd, The Animals, etc.), I was looking for something less likely to get picked. I thought maybe a song about walls closing in, or being brokenhearted on the floor…until I came across this old gem in my library and realized that Walls and Floors don’t have to be so tragic. They can be fun and completely inappropriate! 😉

Hey, I write Erotic Romance, are you really that surprised? I have more than a few characters that could use this as their personal theme song, lol. Anyway, I am a fan of Kesha and always have been, and her old school hits were designed to get you out of your seat and moving – this one is no exception.

Fun Facts:

  • Prior to landing her own label, Kesha performed the female vocals for Flo Rida’s hit song, “Right Round,” but at the time, refused to appear in the video or take credit, claiming she wanted to make it big off of her own talent, not piggyback off of another artist.
  • Kesha‘s massive advocacy and positive impact for the LGBTQ community awarded her the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award in 2016. You can watch her emotional acceptance speech here.
  • In 2010, one year after lending her vocals to “Right Round,” Kesha (then stylized as Ke$ha) catapulted to the top of the charts with her first hit single “Tik-Tok” which sold over 16.5 million copies world-wide. She was only 18 years old.
  • Kesha has three albums under her contract with RCA: “Animal” released in 2010, and “Rainbow” released in 2017 both hit #1 on the US Billboard 200, while “Warrior” released in 2012 hit #6.

Kesha’s slow fade from the spotlight wasn’t due to lack of fans or great music, but started from a legal battle with her former producer in 2014, whom she’s accused of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse on top of gender discrimination. The courts wouldn’t let her out of her contract with the label, itself. For the past several years, Kesha has fought with a confessed eating disorder and depression, and her music has evolved away from its original sound. I can’t claim to be as familiar with all of her new works, but her song “Rainbow” and “Praying” says a lot about her personal struggles. One thing I do know, the woman still has a voice and her new tracks highlight that more adequately than her old school hits.

Though this song may be deemed inappropriate, the video is just plain fun and hints at a possible “hidden message” that Kesha is outspoken about – and that’s “taking off” the facade, the shell, the image society wants you to wear and just be yourself. Enjoy!

There’s a place downtown,
Where the freaks all come around
It’s a hole in the wall, it’s a dirty free for all

When the dark of the night comes around
That’s the time, that the animal comes alive
Looking for something wild

And now we lookin’ like pimps
In my gold Trans-Am
Got a water bottle full of whiskey
In my handbag got my drunk text on
I’ll regret it in the mornin’
But tonight I don’t give a, I don’t give a, I don’t give a

There’s a place downtown,
Where the freaks all come around
It’s a hole in the wall, it’s a dirty free for all

And they turn me on
When they take it off, when they take it off everybody take it off

There’s a place I know if you’re looking for a show
Where they go hardcore and there’s glitter on the floor

And they turn me on when they take it off
When they take it off everybody take it off

Lose your mind, lose it now
Lose your clothes, in the crowd
We’re delirious tear it down
‘Til the sun comes back around

Now we’re getting so smashed
Knocking over trash cans
Everybody breakin’ bottles
It’s a filthy hot mess
Gonna get laid I’m not the designated
Driver so I don’t give a, I don’t give a, I don’t give a

There’s a place downtown,
Where the freaks all come around
It’s a hole in the wall, it’s a dirty free for all

And they turn me on, when they take it off
When they take it off, everybody take it off

There’s a place I know
If you’re looking for a show
Where they go hardcore
And there’s glitter on the floor

And they turn me on, when they take it off
When they take it off, everybody take it off

Oh, oh, oh! Everybody take it off! Oh, oh, oh!Everybody take it off!
Right now! take it off! Right now! Take it off! Right now! Take it off! Oh

Right now! take it off! Right now! Take it off! Right now! Take it off!
Everybody take it off!

There’s a place downtown,
Where the freaks all come around
It’s a hole in the wall, it’s a dirty free for all

And they turn me on
When they take it off, when they take it off everybody take it off

There’s a place I know
If you’re looking for a show
Where they go hardcore
And there’s glitter on the floor

And they turn me on, when they take it off
When they take it off, everybody take it off

Source: LyricFind | Songwriters: Kesha Rose Sebert / Lukasz Gottwald / Claude Kelly | Take It Off lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Beauty In the Beast” – Gavin Rossdale

Am I the only one blown away by the fact that it’s already time for Daylights Savings again? Ugh. I think all the states in the same time zone should have the same practices, therefore I vote that we jump on board with Arizona and put an end to the nonsense! While I’m waiting for that to [never] happen, you should hop on over to Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, to check out all of the song picks for today!

This week’s theme is: Animal

Soooooo many choices! But I already posted at least 3 of my favorite animal themed songs during #Rocktoberfest and didn’t want to do a repeat this soon. Def Leopard’s “Animal” is my ALL TIME favorite for this theme – but also “Mouth” from the American Werewolf in Paris soundtrack and “Rooster” by Alice In Chains. I came really close to choosing Maroon 5’s “Animals”, simply because I love it and I love Adam Levine and why not watch him get naked? (Don’t laugh, that was a serious question.) And while the video is quite disturbing in so many ways, it’s also not, because Behati Prinsloo is his wife in real life, so is it really stalking? LOL

Mostly, I just didn’t pick it, because there’s a good chance someone else will and I prefer to broaden musical horizons with songs people are less likely to already know about. This song is off Gavin Rossdale’s 2008 solo album Wanderlust, which is a hint to the musical style used for the tracks. This isn’t “Bush” style grunge rock, it’s altogether different. You’ll have to decide for yourself, but for me, the whole album makes me want to write an epic, futuristic and most likely dystopian tale. Enjoy!

In the heart of the city,
I'm awake now,
I'm in the buzz, open to the night.
You're the libertine.
You're philistine
When I first saw you,
I knew I was done.

You are the fuel again,
You, I arise
Feeling invincible, this moment's mine.

Strangest landscapes,
See the sky flip inside out,
Turning nightmares into dreams that bring you around.
There's danger in the street,
That's the beauty in the beast.
There's danger in the street,
That's the beauty in the beast.

In the blink of an eye,
You seem to get me.
You are my fox, but I can't see your lie
I am the wheel,
Another on my heart,
I know this road goes back to the start

You are the fuel again,
You, I rise
Feeling invincible this moment's mine

Strangest landscapes,
See the sky flip inside out,
Turning nightmares into dreams that bring you around.
There's danger in the street,
That's the beauty in the beast.
There's danger in the street,
That's the beauty in the beast.

Yellow moon works while everyone's asleep.
Sometimes what you want is just out of reach.

Strangest landscapes,
See the sky flip inside out,
Turning nightmares into dreams that bring you around.
There's danger in the street,
That's the beauty in the beast.
There's danger in the street,
That's the beauty in the beast.

Strangest landscapes,
How you make me come around
Turning nightmares into dreams that bring you around
There's danger in the street [Repeat: x 5]
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)
That's the beauty in the beast

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Gavin Rossdale / D. Stewart
Beauty in the Beast lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

I do not own any rights to this video, song, or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

#RocktoberMusicfest ♪ “Animal” – Def Leppard

I’m not sure why this memory has always stuck with me, but I clearly remember when my mom pointed out to me that Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard, only had one arm. I think it was one of those parenting moments where she was trying to instill in me the virtue of never giving up on your dreams no matter what. That and she genuinely admired him. I had never noticed before, honestly, I suppose I’d just been too busy rocking out to the music. At that moment, I thought Rick Allen had to be the greatest musician ever in the history of music.

Sometime after this, I announced that I was going to grow up to become a drummer and my mom was thrilled. Turns out, Rick Allen was already the best musician in all of rock history, along with every other drummer out there, because drum lessons are the most boring lessons on the planet! I think I lasted 2 weeks – much to my mom’s disappointment. She was hoping I’d be able to play “Wipe Out” for her someday.

Anyway,  I couldn’t get through my 80’s binge without posting at least one Def Leppard song. They had SO many great hits that I still love, but my top picks were always “Photograph” and this one…

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

♫♪ Rocktober Musicfest is hosted by Mary B. at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Check out her website if you’d like to join the event. There’s no restriction against joining after October 1st or limit/requirement to how many times you have to post for the month. It’s really easy and fun! ♪♫

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