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A while back I was in Altar’d State (because the clothes are good, not because of the Christian affiliation) and I thought about the content in a lot of mainstream music these days. A lot of the songs are, frankly, disgusting. A rough approximation of the lyrics is: “Girl, you’re so sexy. I think your body is real hot and I like it when you get drunk and dance around in revealing clothes.” For all the feminism and women making their way in the world, the mainstream music community is doing a pretty crappy job of making women feel better about themselves. (Note: I’m not complaining about alternative music of Adele or anything, just that mainstream dance music) I wanted to hear an antithesis to that, a song that celebrated smart, independant women. After talking to my friends, they agreed with me, and the next day we got together and wrote this song.
As might be clear from this music video, I enjoy making YouTube videos and writing songs.This was possibly the easiest one I have ever made; it was written almost entirely on the fly as my guitair-playing friend strummed out the tune. With monogamy, respect and integrity as our keywords, my friends and I shaped a song that was so wholesome it makes on want to puke. Success! It was the best-quality project we had ever done. (Despite some lip-synch fails)
The final product is just as I had hoped it would be. Obviously it’s not meant seriously (Gluten-free? Yeah, right. Unless you have an allergy, it’s not even that good for you), but it doesn’t make fun of respecting women. It kind of puts things in perspective; we don’t need to be as trite as “Girl I Respect You”, or as disgusting as any random dance song you hear on the radio. Like everything else, we need to keep a happy medium. I know you can do it. Why? BECAUSE YOU HAVE INTEGRITY.
The song “Girl I Respect You” and the music video for it were written, filmed, recorded and created by Anna, Bella, and Mileah.