Ke$ha Lyrics Explained

“We R Who We R”

Here, Ke$ha is empowering the nation’s youth who are lost in the struggle of self-identity. Born in Los Angeles, but raised in Nashville, Ke$ha was exposed to a variety of lifestyles. She empowers her young, largely effeminate audience to embrace themselves, and b who they really want to b.

“Now the dudes are lining up cause they hear we got swagger / but we kick them to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger”

Here, Ke$ha is trying to advocate female empowerment – many “dudes” are lining up to spend time with Ke$ha, and bask in her “swagger”, but in the end she is only interested in the “[dudes]” who hold a resemblance to Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. I mean, look at that guy. She has her pick of the litter – any of those lined up dudes, but she has the self-confidence to choose the guys who look like this. Truly inspirational.


“Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young”

She really outdid herself with this one – this commentary on Olber’s paradox should be found in the Journal of the American Astronomical Society, not on the Billboard top 100! The repeated imagery of day and night blending together into a hazy spectrum confined to a non-static universe offers an extension of Olber’s proposed contradiction  of a homogeneous, infinitely starred and specked universe not appearing to be infinitely bright. Yet Ke$ha takes this even further, in saying “… like we’re gonna die young.” Boldly, Ke$ha offers a link to Schrodinger’s cat thought experiments, and the associated parallel universe theory. As Schrodinger’s opening of the bunker forces the cats existence or non-existence, what greater being is forcing Ke$ha’s  “[dying] young” or living on?

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