I know what it is to be left for dead, romantically and others, by someone who has a financial advantage, so I understand the anger here. Now, I don’t know whether rich people have ‘fake ass friends’, but I know that most humans experience an imbalanced relationship within their lifetime. Unfortunately, from the perspective of a former lover, it sounds like this woman is spiralling out of control. She’s doing cocaine—a substance that most rich people, who are on drugs, tend to do and wearing expensive clothes—something else that some rich folk do.
When you listen carefully to the words, you will find that’s there a significant change of heart that took place. Why? We aren’t sure, but it has. We could sit up and list the reasons why anyone would abandon a lover, but we won’t. According to the lyrics, the young lady starts to yearn for material things, but if she doesn’t need for money, I don’t identify with the apparent issue. Then again, she could be a chameleon. One of those people who adapt to her surroundings and situations to survive, or exist. And maybe, just maybe, that’s why she is perceived differently, as a result of the relationship. She, Mandy (Yes, I’m giving her a name), could have left because of her unwillingness to continue to pretend. She might have wanted to be ‘free’. My theory is no excuse for her behaviour, but it is a theory.
Furthermore, and ironically, at some point, they shared a vision to tour the world together as musicians. Knowing what I know, what’s wild to me is that her lifestyle—after the former boyfriend who is singing—is that of a thriving rockstar. I’ve been around the sun for what feels like a thousand years. My lady, Mandy, sounds like she moves with the wind.
On a personal note, as an avid music listener and critic that listens and supports music with a shitload of curse words, I believe the use of profanity on ‘Roots’ is misplaced. Nonetheless, I wholeheartedly understand the sentiment of the record and its usage. To summarize, I think, taking a different approach as far as words and wording are concerned, would appeal to a bigger audience.
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