The SOTM is "The Kids," featuring Janelle Monae, by B.o.B.
The song sounds so happy. It's upbeat, like how kids (usually) are.
But the lyrics tell a whole different story.
It questions our future. Our world is so polluted, there is so much hatred, and there is so much sadness to the point where "the kids don't stand a chance." Isn't that a dark theme for an upbeat song?
I think the message of the song is that we have so many issues around today's society that we have to address. If we don't, kids will lose their opportunities, suppressing their talents and snuffing their full potential to try to survive in this place. After all, we're "trapped inside the matrix" (the matrix is "an environment. . .in which something develops," according to Google.), and we won't be able to get out without some help. In numerous instances, we act prematurely, and haphazardly, worsening our positions.
I love the juxtaposition between the melody and the lyrics of this song. When I feel like I'm being too positive, I think of the lyrics; when I really need a pick-me-up, I only pay attention to the melody.
Give the song a listen! Hope you enjoy it!
(Haha! Look! I remembered to do this post! Aren't you so proud of me?)