Meghan Trainor Part 2

I’ve felt this for a couple of weeks now but am finally getting a moment to really let it out. Meghan Trainor is my spirit animal.

Every one of her songs hits home… every – single – song. Take one of her newest from her album Title, “Dear Future Husband”, as an example. I mean (!) could this song be any more ME? Apparently it’s struck a chord with feminists but I think it’s great so… sorry, not sorry. I’m happy to make a future-significant-other as happy as I can make him as long as it’s mutual.

Dear future husband
Here’s a few things you need to know
If you want to be my one and only all my life

Take me on a date
I deserve a bake
And don’t forget the flowers
Every anniversary
Cause if you treat me right
I’ll be the perfect wife
Buyin’ groceries, buy, buy what you need
You got that nine to five, but baby so do I
So don’t be thinking I’ll be home and baking apple pies
I never learned to cook
But I can write a hook
Sing along with me
Sing, sing along with me

You gotta know how to treat me like a lady
Even when I’m acting crazy
Tell me everything’s alright

Dear future husband
If you wanna get that special loving
Tell me I’m beautiful each and every night

I’ll be sleeping on the left side of the bed
Open the doors for me and you might get some, kisses
Don’t have a dirty mind,
Just be a classy guy
Buy me a ring, buy, buy me a ring
You gotta know how to treat me like a lady
Even when I’m acting crazy
Tell me everything’s alright

watch the video

And remember that time I blogged about song writers and how they never really give you a solution to your sad problem?

So, my point: I’m no record label or mass consumer audience but songwriters… from the depressed and lonely across the world…YES, songs that empathize sell your music, but I bet songs with answers would sell more.

Meghan actually solves the problem! In her song “He’s No Good For You”, she’s singing as a friend to a friend that’s with a guy that’s no good for her and, more importantly, she’s telling her why. This approach means so much more! Not only am I going to jam to it because I know he’s no good for me but also because my friend Meghan is telling me why he’s no good for me. Win win.

Won’t you take it from a friend
That boy is not a gentleman
And you’ll find out soon enough
What you’re feeling it ain’t love
Cause he called me yesterday
And he asked me on a date
Tried to play you like a fool
And that’s why I’m calling you

In short, thank you for being real Meghan.

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