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I Didn't Mean It, Honest!


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I guess there are two ways for music to impact a songwriter, in my opinion: through creating lyrics that resonate with the listener’s personal experiences, that’s a given. The other is through creating a stroke of genius that the songwriter can then look at as a guide for their own writing capability.

In regards to the second option, The Belle Brigade’s “I Didn’t Mean It†does just that.

When I first heard this song, I had to play it a few more times right off the bat. The first verse alone (featured below) stopped me dead in my tracks.

“I drove a nail in the bottom of my walking boot

So I wail every time I hit the floor

I’m dragging and I'm bleeding

I'm begging and I'm pleading

cause I thought you had another

and you cannot have another lover “

My interpretation of this story is that the lead singer is in a state of desperation over what she has just done. She cheated on her partner because she thought they were cheating on her, but surprise…they never cheated on her.

I love how you can feel the weight of the singer’s conscience through the music, through the words, through the tempo.

The best thing about this song is that the artist never blatantly says that she cheated on her partner, she just inferences it throughout the song by saying, “I Didn’t Mean It†over and over again. Part of me questions if she is saying "I Didn't Mean It" to deny that she did anything, but that is subject to opinion.

I highly recommend you listen to this song (check out link below), and not just for the lyrics, everything about this song is incredible, and the singer is phenomenal!

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr09Tbl8pgI

P.S. The song is featured on the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack, which is how I found it. Definitely recommend buying it, the CD is really great. :)

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