Saturday, January 3, 2009

Okay, Kanye.

In a recent interview with Fader Magazine, Kanye West had this to say:

I’m the only voice for the guys because rap dudes don’t rap about love, and R&B dudes rap about love, like, “I want to love you.” So Pink is making songs, Ciara, all these male-bashing songs, so I’m like the only dude to speak up for the guys from an intelligent, really been in a relationship type perspective.
"The only dude to speak up for the guys from an intelligent, really been in a relationship type perspective?" Really? "An intelligent, really been in a relationship type perspective?" This, from the guy whose idea of "the coldest story ever told" is the most generic breakup I've ever heard. I mean, seriously, Kanye, what is it about your subject that makes her so "heartless"? Let's see...
In the night I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told

Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul

To a woman so heartless

How could you be so heartless?

Oh could you be so heartless?
Okay, so this is the coldest story ever told. And you've lost your soul. And your ex is quite heartless. But what is it about your tale that makes it so very cold? And what did your ex do that was so heartless?
How could you be so
Cold as the winter wind when it breeze yo
Just remember that you talkin' to me though
You need to watch the way you talkin' to me though
I mean after all the things that we been through
I mean after all the things we got into
Hey yo I know its some things that you ain't told me
Hey yo I did some things but that's the old me
And now you wanna give me back and you gonna show me
So you walk round like you don't know me
You got a new friend
Well I got homies
But in the end it's still so lonely
All right. So, again, your ex is quite cold. And she needs to watch the way that she talks to you. And you've been through quite a lot together in the past. You suspect that there are some things that she hasn't told you, and you have, in the past, done things that you regret. Now that you are no longer together, your ex has moved on and cut off contact with you. That's actually fairly standard breakup procedure, Kanye. I still don't see what makes this "the coldest story ever told."
How could you be so Dr. Evil
You bringing out a side of me that I don't know
I decided we weren't gonna speak so
Why we up 3 AM on the phone
Why do she be so mad at me for
Homie, I don't know she's hot and cold
I won't stop, won't mess my groove up
Cuz I already know how this thing go
You run and tell your friends that ya leaving me
They say that they don't see what you see in me
You wait a couple of months, then you gon' see
You'll never find nobody better than me
Wait, so you're irritated that your ex walks around as if she doesn't know you, but you are the one who decided that you weren't going to speak any longer? But then you found yourself talking to her on the phone in the middle of the night? And you can't understand why she's confused and angry? You consider her evil...why? Because you need someone to blame for this new side of you that you don't know? And while her friends disapprove of you as a boyfriend, you're inexplicably certain that she'll never find anyone better.
Talkin' talkin' talkin' thaw
Baby let's just knock it off
They don't know what we been through
They don't know bout me and you
So I got something new to see
And you just gonna keep hating me
And we just gonna be enemies
I know you can't believe
I could just leave it wrong
And you can't make it right
I'm gonna take off tonight
Into the night
Yeah. Blah, blah, you've been through a lot in the past, we've been over this. It doesn't seem as though you'll ever be able to resolve things, so you've decided to give up on getting any sort of closure.

Let me get this straight. You and your girlfriend broke up, for undisclosed reasons. Despite attempting to make a clean break, you've wound up talking a few times since the break up. And because of this, you are both feeling confused and frustrated. You have decided that you don't want this failed relationship "messing your groove up," so you're going to throw in the towel and run away from the situation. And that, apparently, makes this "the coldest story ever told," and makes your ex "a women so heartless." Thanks so much for that insight, Kanye. I really appreciate your amazingly unique, intelligent, really been in a relationship type perspective.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

From what I gather, his fiancee broke up with him shortly after the death of his mother, which is pretty foul.. However, the whole record does seem like a fairly childish attempt to bash his ex who has no means of responding to his claims of her being heartless and, um.. cold.