Last week Joss suggested that I take the red pen to Kick In The Door by The Notorious B.I.G. After diligently adding it to my list of songs to grade I set about searching for the lyrics. I must confess I rarely listen to rap music and although the tune sounded familiar that may well have been because it’s also the instrumental for ‘I Put A Spell On You’ as performed by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins… So I can’t confidently say that I’ve even heard the song before.
I sat down to read through the lyrics and… well, let’s just say I was speechless. I didn’t really know what to do with those lyrics. So I just took it line by line and hope that I haven’t missed some profound meaning.
I’m happy for anyone to explain this song to me and prove me wrong, but I certainly couldn’t find much value in the selected lyrics. I hope that’s not disappointing Joss.
I’ll also gladly take any suggestions for next weeks red pen treatment. It can be a song you hate or a song you love. If the lyrics check out they’ll get a good grade. I’m not here just to lyric bash, though it is much more fun scribbling all over it.