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PostHeaderIcon Meaning Behind Play the Guitar Lyrics

Let us talk about a particular lyric of the song entitled Play The Guitar lyrics by B.o.B.

Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. or more commonly known as B.o.B is a famous American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is indeed a man with multiple talents. During his sixth grade he decided he wanted a career in music. The music served as a therapy and a creative outlet. He is presently connected with Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment and Atlantic Records. His songs “Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes,” “Magic,” and “B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray” all reached the top of the charts just after its release. In the year 2011, B.o.B releases new songs which included “Play the Guitar”

 

“Play the Guitar” features Andre 3000 another American rapper and produced by Salaam Remj. This song is an expression of his “love for music and love for the guitar.” According to B.o.B, “I feel like it shows people that we are two different artists and we actually do sound different and have our own styles. Not to say that I wasn’t influenced by Outkast and Andre, but I feel like it’s a ‘pass-the-torch’ type of moment. He really gave me a lot of love on the feature and I’m looking forward to hearing what people have to say about it.” Other inspiration for the song Play The Guitar lyrics were T.I. and Drake. This song was supposed to be included in his album, Strange Clouds but then decided not to include the song. Even though the song was not included in the album, it was still included in U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-eight in January 2012.

What is with this song that gets people attracted to the said song? Let us explore more behind Play The Guitar lyrics.

The introductory line of “B.o.B play the guitar” simple means B.o.B is one of the best guitarists which were proven with this song.

The first verse in Play The Guitar lyrics was sung by B.o.B and each line has a particular meaning. Some lines of the first verse in Play The Guitar lyrics shall be discussed. “Fresh to death like I’m dressed for a eulogy my outfit’s retarded, my flow is the stupidest, dumb” these lines means that people are dressed up when attending funerals. As a contrast to how B.o.B dresses. He dresses in a berserk kind of way. This is not limited to his apparel but also to his self which is further explained in the next line, “I’ll probably need to after school tutor it.” He needs additional attention because of his state of mind, of him being stupid.

Another interesting line of the song is “Sideline haters need to chill where the cooler is” describes where negative people should be, at the side and able to cool down their temper. Which is a nice friendly note to people to people with temper issues.

And his ending line for the first verse “So far away there ain’t no signal on my phone Cause I’m a star, so when I hit the bar it’s like Cheers Everybody knows who you are Who would’ve thought I would’ve took it this far” has a lovely meaning. These last few lines express the fact that B.o.B is going to somewhere far, that no one can trace him. But wherever he goes everyone will notice and know him. No one would have ever expected for him to be famous and be wealthy.

The second verse in Play The Guitar lyrics was sung by Andre. Some of the interesting lines on the second verse shall be discussed here. “Looked over and I see B.o.B with this strange cigar He’s standing on top of Dunkin Donuts, it’s like he own it” signifies B.o.B’s album, Strange Clouds where B.o.B is number one or the best and greater than anyone else.

The next lines “We out somewhere and me in Europe, they out here yawnin’ My niggas threw out way too much jewellery, my chain lonely But they don’t know about black pearls, but I will show them ‘Why the world sleepin’ on black girls?’ Hey I don’t know, man” has a very personal meaning to Andre. During Andre’s stay in Europe he and his crew threw jewellery to the people for them to be energized and be excited and ecstatic. These jewelleries that were given to the clueless Europeans were described as ‘black pearls.’ These Europeans had no idea on the true value of these ‘black pearls.’ The ‘black pearls’ he was then describing really meant the black women who were taken for granted.

The line “And grandmum tells me to stay humble but do not un-der-stand When they leave mumbles to make ‘em throw up they arms and hands” intends to share to us what Andre’s grandmother shared and taught to him. She taught him the virtue of humility. Although this was tough for him to understand because of the crowd he has, were people constantly gives him praise.

And with the lines “It also says I play the violin and that ain’t true but You give me six strings and a pick And I will make a guitar talk, why, I ain’t gotta say shit” he clarifies the truth that he does not know how to play the violin but he plays the guitars well. This line give justification the title of the song.

The succeeding line “And I encourage any child to pick up some instrument Cuz if you’re mad at your dad or mum, you can grab it and strum” serves as an inspiration for kids or anyone that music on the guitar or any other instrument would be a nice avenue to let go of emotions rather than shouting or taking them out on people.

And the last lines “Eat your cabbage and corn, by the time you’re done You will finally realize that they meant you no harm They was tryin’ to save your crazy ass from what’s to come” serve as a message to the young generation to follow their parents because in the long run, it would be of great help.

And there you have it, the meaning behind the lyrics of Play The Guitar. Despite the tune and their image they have a sublime message for all of us. I hope you learned a lot.

 

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