monday musique: me’shell ndegeocello

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Bonjour! High five to all of you mothers who can manage a full time job, two kids, a husband, being a military wife while your husband is actually away, blogging, being a person, shuttling your kids around to all their different activities, and preparing to move overseas. Oh wait? You mean those people don’t exist? Oh ok. I feel so much better about my life and this blog now. We’ll get there. I promise. But I have hella shit to do right now. And all of the violence in Paris has me feeling all sorts of sadness.

Today’s Monday Musique artist is Me’Shell Ndegeocello. Me’Shell is everything that is good about music. And she plays the bass guitar. If you are into movies, you may recognize her voice from the Love and Basketball soundtrack from way back when. However, she’s been making music for many many years. I’m pretty sure she lives in Europe (because why not?). My favorite album of her’s is Comfort Woman, but today I need this song. It’s saying all the things I want to say but can’t quite articulate on my own.

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Me’shell’s website

I’m going to post the lyrics too because I think you really need to read them.

The Sloganeer: Paradise
Get a bang out of life
Suicide, straight to paradise
If you’re the chosen why don’t you just
Kill yourself now, kill yourself now?I hate all you beautiful people
Open up your legsThe waves and swells soothe my
My dissatisfaction, dissatisfaction
My fearful destructive reaction
To my life, to my lifeLord, they scorn and they mock me
The voices scorn and mock me
This realm is cold and lonely
Soothe my, my dissatisfactionGet a bang out of life
Suicide, straight to paradise
If you’re the chosen why don’t you
Kill yourself now?I hate all you beautiful people
I love beautiful people
To kill yourself now
Kill yourself now

You want me to believe that God
Is a product of my imagination
You prefer I believe in leaders
Democracy and fame

They’re just monkey sensation
To know me is to know I love
With my imagination
Can you imagine utter nothingness?

Get a bang out of life
Suicide, straight to paradise
If you’re the chosen why don’t you just
Kill yourself now, kill yourself now?

‘Cause I hate all beautiful people
Kill yourself now
Kill yourself now

Get a bang out of life
Suicide, straight to paradise
Straight to paradise
If you’re the chosen why don’t you
Kill yourself now?

‘Cause I hate all the beautiful people
Give me a sign
Give me a sign
Before I

Give me a sign
A sign, a sign
Give me a sign
A sign, a sign

Soothe my, my dissatisfaction

Ok guys. Hope you are well. Take care. Call your mother. Practice your French. Keep writing, especially if you are tired and/or afraid.

Au Revoir

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