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Feb 03

I’ve just realised what my problem with Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” is

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I’ve just realised what my problem with Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” is. After all the insideous funky beat is one of the most joyous things in the charts at the moment, and Justin knows how to go falsetto for effect. The problem isn’t even his odd robotic dancing that made him look really lonely on the Top Of The Pops stage last week. It’s the very title of the song. Its a case that merely by quoting the other “Cry Me A River”, just its title, sums it up tome. It is a ‘use your own metaphor’ thing. This song in no other way references the original, and has a pretty different take on the whole river crying deal. The song would be nigh on perfect if it was called “Weep Me A Waterfall” or “Sob Me A Sea”. Even “Osmose Out An Ocean” would nag me in quite the same way.

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