I hate to say I told you so but...how 'bout those Yankees? I knew that the Yanks would win with Joba on the mount. As tough as it is to be a fan sometimes, there are also those days when it is just damn awesome. Today was one of those days. Today the Yankees played like Yankees. It was a beautiful thing.
Is there really any doubt that Joba is DA BOMB? I never thought I would love another starting pitcher (the last few have hurt me too much) but I have to admit that Joba is winning my heart. The kid is amazing. I am officially loving Joba...and think that I am going to take that next step and buy his jersey.
So anyway...every now and then I get on board with a song a little later than the rest of the world. Don't fault for this...as the truth of the matter is that I don't really listen to a lot of new stuff because most new stuff is shit. Of course, it is hard to avoid new music as its usually being played in restaurants and Target stores. Lucky for me I was eating at Chili's the other night and heard a new song that is OUTSTANDING. So let's spend tonight talking about Shake It by Metro Station.
First of all...the song has a great beat. It starts off with bonus points because it makes me want to dance within the first twenty seconds of the song. The song would be perfect for dancing the night away in a club. But the real reason that this song works is because...you guessed it...it has awesome lyrics.
The lyrics are well written but what sets it apart from other songs is that it is well written and sexy. Just listening to it sends me in a daydream that will never be realized but still pleasant nonetheless. Let's take a look at them and you'll get my point.
"I'll take you home if you don't leave me at the front door." While it is not technically the opening line...I will credit it as such since it really does open the song. I am not sure what about this line I like so much but it hearing it makes me simply want to agree.
It moves on to "Your body is cold but girl we're getting so warm". I suspect that (or at the very least hope) that this inspires a pleasant memory for everyone who hears it. For me, it reminds me of walking down the an unfamiliar street in an unfamiliar town as it lightly rained, with electricity in the air, and feeling that I was the luckiest person in the world for getting to hold his hand. I remember that I was shaking but it was not because I was cold on that January night.
Moving on...we get to the line "Tonight you're falling in love...this feeling is tearing me up." Perhaps I am setting the women's movement back by admitting this but I find this line incredibly sexy about a man foretelling the way that a woman is going to end up feeling. Call me crazy but there is just something about hearing like "You are going to become addicted the sound of my voice" or like the above line that I find overwhelmingly sexy.
The chorus is catchy but nothing too spectacular. The best line in the chorus has to be "Now if she touches like this will you touch her right back?" It strikes me as slightly competitive and yet I imagine that both parties will walk away winners.
The next verse is what really seals the deal for me. It is the reason that I love this song. The verse starts with "Your lips tremble but your eyes are in a straight stare." This line seems to capture that there is something truly intimate about locking eyes with someone special as you build the foundation for something amazing.
Then it moves to my favorite line of the song. "We're on the bed but your clothes are lying right there." I suspect that any explanation of the line is not needed. What can I say...I find it find clever.
I like the next line but if you want to know what it is...look it up.
The final verse is awesome as well. The best line of that verse is "But I could tell that you could tell that I was taking my time." I think that I like this line because it makes me smile. It reminds me of that moments leading up to the "big" moment. You know, the "accidental" touching, the glances that just a little longer than socially normal, the leaning into that person even though you can hear them just fine, you know...not quite foreplay but the "feeling the other person out" flirting. By this point you are about 95% certain that the other person is interested but you keep doing this stuff just to be sure.
This song is totally downloadable...and worth every penny. Hell...email me and I'll burn you a copy because it is that awesome.
So Shake Shake...Shake Shake Shake It!
And by the way...the whole thing with Edwar Ramirez today was bullshit!