5.24 SOTD

Happy hump day, everybody! I hope everyone’s doing alright and their week isn’t too dreadful thus far. I”m excited for you guys to read today’s Writing Wednesday because it’s something completely different and I absolutely LOVE the concept! Anyways, here’s today’s song of the day.

i'm like a laywer

I chose Fall Out Boy’s “I’m Like a Lawyer With the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)” as today’s song because of recent events. A more logical choice would have been BEP’s “Where Is The Love?” but I wanted to branch outside of the box.

As the third single from Infinity on High, this song is one non-fans have definitely heard. I definitely remember seeing this music video on MTV and hearing it on the radio loads. So you’re probably familiar with this rock ballad, which was lyrically described “as close to a love song as you’ll get from this band.”

The music video is mainly why I chose this song. The groundbreaking video, which was shot to shed light on Invisible Children, focuses on the lives of two Ugandan children who fall in love and work hard to attend school. One night, the village is raided and the boy is taken. However, he’s able to escape and return home.

The money they were going to use for the video went to the Invisible Children cause and the video ends with a message about how there’s still thousands of child soldiers who have yet to return to their families.

The take home message is simply the power of music and how musicians can use their voice to shed light on what’s happening in the world. I think it’s a beautiful thing, and we shouldn’t let what happened in Manchester deter the magic of music and the influence of musicians.

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