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Michael Sims

Michael Sims is a writer who uses his wordsmith mastery to break down lyrics, both popular and under the mainstream radar. If you want to contact him with any questions or feedback, leave it in the comment section below.

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Yelawolf’s and Eminem collaboration in Best Friend
by Jun 8, 2015

Rappers who are relatively new to the scene always have that one song where they collaborate with a well-known, older rapper. In Yelawolf‘s case, his single, Best Friend, has him collaborating with the legend himself, Eminem. And unlike some songs where the rapper’s washed-up, Eminem has proven that he’s still... Read More

Yelawolf Deconstructs a Life of Hard Labor in “American You”
by May 19, 2015

Yelawolf blends hip-hop and country, which provides us a different perspective on blue-collar life. Many country artists tend to romanticize small-town life and blue-collar workers, but there are a few emerging artists who seem to be singing another tune. Yelawolf is one of them. His latest song, “American You,” seems... Read More

The Inspiration Behind the “Jealous” by Nick Jonas
by Apr 24, 2015

From the mid-to-late 2000s, The Jonas Brothers ruled the hearts of millions of teenage girls all around the world. But just as is the case with many boy bands, such as NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys, the brothers grew up and split to do their own projects. While many solo... Read More

Blank Space has a bit More Meaning than Taylor Swift’s Usual Songs
by Apr 15, 2015

Even if you don’t listen to her, you can’t escape from Taylor Swift. Unless you literally never leave your house, you’ve probably heard her latest song, “Blank Space“. Even if you don’t pay attention to the lyrics, you should realize that this single seems to have a bit more meaning... Read More

Want to Know a Fun Fact About “Riptide” by Vance Joy?
by Apr 1, 2015

Riptide by Vance Joy is one of the current (pun not intended) high-charting hits, and another example of indie music hitting the mainstream. Lyrically, the song seems to be about a love story from the point of view of a boy just discovering what love is. He’s scared of dentists... Read More