Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Miranda Lambert) - Same Love

And I can't change, even if I tried; even if I wanted to.

Hello. :D

This song is probably one of the most inspiring songs for gay rights that I've ever heard.

If anything about gays, lesbians, or bisexual people offends, insults, hurts, or harasses you in any way, please feel free to skip over this post and read the previous ones. Please and thank you.

The song isn't very heavy with bass beats, but a simple background beat with Miranda Lambert's elegant vocals and the infamous duo, Ryan Lewis and Macklemore.
To me, this song reminds me to not throw words around, because they might hurt more than they seem.
If you call someone a 'faggot' or 'nigger' for fun, they might not take it that way. Perhaps this sounds very elementary, but often times this little detail in life is overlooked, and more people are hurt everyday.

This song really shines a light on how discriminated gays and lesbians are.
I'm not gay or lesbian, but I do think I understand how it's hard to 'come out of the closet' due to how society treats those people.
Have you read the YouTube comments lately? "Man, that's gay" gets dropped on the daily.
That is true.
And I can't change, even if I tried; even if I wanted to.
Why should they change? They already found it challenging enough to admit their sexuality, knowing the judgment and social acts they would have to go through.
A world so hateful, some would rather die than be who they are.
Many people judge someone the moment they see them. I do that a lot. I'll look at a person on the street who is begging for money, and I subconsciously move a little farther away from them when I'm walking past them.
The suicide rates have gone up recently. People throw themselves off buildings due to the economy, sadness of loss of a family member, or something that has shaken them so badly, it's out of the range of anything they've ever experienced.

I feel I've written quite a lot.
So, I will leave you with this thought.

What you actually say can cause more damage than what you think you've said.
That might not make so much sense, but think of it this way - how you say it and how you've perceived it can be two completely different things.

Have a good day or night, wherever you are. I'm heading to sleep.

-Tennie.
If I was gay, I'd think hip-hop hates me. Have you seen the YouTube comments lately?

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