Kinda crazy, but somehow they let me stay
- Jun 25, 2021
- Reaction score
- NC, U.S.A
Yup. I don't listen to music with curse words. There are a few of my songs that say d**n but that's not too bad in my mind as long as I'm not saying it lol.In my attempting to be creative work, I've had to look hard at the swearing issue. A 'curse word" should be high impact - used as a punch to develop an idea. If it's just thrown around with no effect intended, then it ceases to matter. Imagine a language with no cursing?
Impossible. Here, in French, the swearing is all sacred Christian symbols, as until 50 years ago this was a very religious place. In English, it's bodily functions and sex we use to shock, with a few leftover religious words. Take away standard cursing and you're going to get new cursing. People just have to do it.
If someone writes a song with only church or state approved vocabulary, fine. There was no need to use taboo words. If they write songs with swearing - equally fine. Understanding their choice of words is part of understanding their message.
I really don't like censorship of songs, which is why I always buy the freely produced version.
Also I do have songs that are the clean versions. So its either there has to be a clean version of the song or the song is clean period.
I'm pretty strict with myself on what I allow in my music.
Even of the song is clean I really give a hard listen to the lyrics to make sure that the content is also "clean".
That song mentioned. " Abcdef you". The radio edit was so good, I didnt know they cursed in the song. On here I said I liked it at that time. But a while back I heard it with no edit and yah... They curse quite a bit.
And tbh I didnt really like that song to begin with. I guess it has a catchy tune but nothing too enjoyable in the song or that meaningful.