Do You Speak Song?

Do You Speak Song?

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Okay, so what I just did was obnoxiously use a whole lot of Foo Fighters lyrics to drive the point home that we’re giving you a chance to see what might be the last time they play in the United States. Did I HAVE to use song lyrics? Probably not, but life is a lot more fun this way.

You know that thing I say every time I sign off? “Gonna Miss You Baby, Good Luck Good Bye” is the last line to a Bruce Springsteen song called “Bobby Jean” and it’s a tribute to my best friend who passed when we were 18. Now, I probably could just say his name or play a song for him but there is something about incorporating a song lyric into what we’re saying that makes it seem more personable, more honest.

It’s like a revealing of the sacred dialect and we’re letting each other know we “get it” whenever we use song lyrics in our speech. If you look at somebody during a road trip and say “We’re halfway there” and they don’t immediately scream “WHOA HOOOO”, I would drop them off at the nearest bus station and never speak to them again. (I’m kidding… but I wouldn’t trust them).

To me, using song lyrics when trying to get a point across is just that extra step to let whoever you’re talking to know that you’re not full of it, and you get them. So if someone is talking in song, maybe they’re not a raging psycho… but just a passionate music nerd trying to let you know they “get you”.