Musical Musings

So, I’ve decided to make this a thing. You may have seen my last musical musings post featuring Sabrina Claudio (if not you should go ahead and click that link right there). In my mind that was going to be a one time thing, but as life would have it I have found a new musical love and I want to share it with you guys.

This song is called Naked by Ella Mai. It was released in 2017 but I found it thanks again to my best bud Spotify. The lyrics alone are phenomenal, of course, but the music is so slow and purposeful.

As Ella sings you can hear the natural tones of her voice, she’s not trying too hard, she’s more concerned about making sure we feel the song as she does (at least, that’s my interpretation), and it works.

There are a couple of choice words in this song but I love it regardless. I’m actually pretty okay with purposeful profanity in art. To me it’s no different from nudity in a fine art museum. Now, theres purpose and then there vulgarity, I’m here for the purposeful, not here for the vulgar.

I would go ahead like I did before and explain what her lyrics mean to me, but I think its pretty straight forward. She wants someone who loves her for who she is without all of the extras, someone who loves her naked.

Check out her lyrics below and listen to the song here

Take away the big shirts, the tattoos, the sweatpants and Vans
Okay, I don’t wear no makeup, no purse in my hands
My resting bitch face is mistaken for the mean girl
But what if I told you
There’s nothing I want more in this world
Than somebody who loves me naked
Someone who never asks for love
But knows how to take it
Are you that somebody
Who sees a wall and breaks it
Are you ready to fight just to see what’s lost behind my flaws
Can you love me naked?
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Naked
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Naked
Oh oh oh yeah, yeah
Might be a bitch in the morning so catch me at night time
Some of my friends think I’m moody but I think I’m just fine
I could be pissed but I act like I’m not
I really remember when I say I forgot
No matter how hard I try
To run away from love at the end of the night
I need somebody who loves me naked
Someone who never asks for love
But knows how to take it
Are you that somebody
Who sees a wall and breaks it
Are you ready to fight just to see what’s lost behind my flaws
Can you love me naked
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Naked
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Naked
I need someone who loves me when I wake up
Who thinks I’m beautiful when I’m looking fucked up
I want the perfect love, am I asking too much
Someone who shoots for the stars
Knowing I think I’m never good enough
I need somebody who loves me naked (Who loves me naked)
Someone who never asks for love
But knows how to take it (Knows how to take it)
Are you that somebody
Who sees a wall and breaks it
Are you ready to fight just to see what’s lost behind my flaws
Can you love me naked
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Naked
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Naked

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