Category: Music Lyrics


“Mr. Mom” (McDonald, 2011) lyrics are somewhat joking.  However, the lyrics really create a stirring message.  A man who loses his job must do the responsibilities that a mother of the house would do.  He realizes how hard it is to perform the responsibilities of a mother.  In the family section of the text, I learned that most women are in charge of the household and are responsible for the well being of the house.  In this song, he creates a list of his complaints of what he has to do within the household.  At the end of the song, he wishes his children’s mother was there to do the labor instead of him.  This song shows that women are more domestic than men.  Some jobs and responsibilities must be left for the mother to do.  As shown in the family chapter, men cannot handle the types of jobs women can do around the house.  If they are actually capable of handling it, they cannot perform the tasks as well as women do.  This song shows what strengths women have within relationships and marriages.

Lyrics:  http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/lonestar/mr_mom.html

In this hit song, Beyonce is putting herself in the shoes of a boy.  The song is very beautiful and shows a lot of emotion.  Through the lyrics, Beyonce creates the impression that boys are awful, mean individuals, who don’t know what they do to really hurt girls.  In the chorus, she’s saying what she’d be like as a boy if she had a girl’s mind.

This relates to the stereotypes as far as the emotions go in a relationship.  The girl usually takes things more to heart than the boys do.  Typically in relationships the girls show the tears and cry on the boy’s shoulder.  This song is harsh on boys because it’s giving a bad reputation to males, which we find can also be portrayed in other media outlets such as television, movies, etc. Beyonce is trying to give guys a heads up of their character.  At the end of the song, Beyonce says “..but you’re just a boy” explaining that this made up concept of an ideal boy doesn’t exist in reality. She pokes fun of the idea that there aren’t boys out there that can actually have these feelings towards a girl. The entire song is to show how boys don’t understand girls and that they never will.

Lyrics:  http://www.metrolyrics.com/if-i-were-a-boy-lyrics-beyonce-knowles.html