Music has the ability to shape the identity of a person. It has the ability to evoke moods and emotions, bring up memories from the past, and influence decision making. Therefore, it is important to choose good music! Particularly, the lyrics are important in shaping romantic ideas that affect a person’s world view on relationships.
Here’s to music that may or may not improve the male conceptions of love, My Next Girl, by the Black Keys.
Lyrics to: My Next Girl, by the Black Keys:
The look of the cake It ain't always the taste My ex girl she had Such a beautiful face I wanted love But not for myself But for the girl So she could love herself My next girl Will be nothing like my ex girl I made mistakes back then I'll never do it again With my next girl She'll be nothing like my ex girl That was a painful dance Now I got a second chance A beautiful face And a wicked way And I'm paying for her Beautiful face every day All that work Over so much time If I think too hard I might lose my mind My next girl Will be nothing like my ex girl I made mistakes back then I'll never do it again With my next girl She'll be nothing like my ex girl That was a painful dance Now I got a second chance
Several Important Lyrics for Relationships and Healthy Identity Formation: the whole song, read it over men. The artists warn of a beauty mesmerizing a man in a hurtful way, “A beautiful face, And a wicked way, And I’m paying for her, Beautiful face every day.” If that’s ever been the case, heed the warning of “My next girl, Will be nothing like my ex girl, I made mistakes back then, I’ll never do it again.” Learn from your mistakes.