Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj's 'Say So' – A Poetic Delight
Okay, so we all know how Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj gave us a real bop with their masterpiece, 'Say So.' The song that managed to take both the Billboard Hot 100 and our minds by storm. Now, we've all definitely moved to the catchy beat, but have we really delved into the beauty of its lyrics? Have we immersed ourselves in the depth of its poetic expression? Well, don't worry my fellow music enthusiasts, that's exactly what Maverick is here for! Buckle up your seatbelts because we are about to embark on an exhilarating lyrical journey.
Decoding the Verse 1
The song begins with Doja Cat setting the stage for a love interest. The verse 'Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment' is an artistic way to say, she wants her love interest's undivided attention. She demands that this mysterious person she sings about should 'say so.' In this regard, 'Say So' is an eternal pleading for affirmation. Masterly, isn't it?
Chorus - The Heart of the Song
‘Say So’ has a chorus that packs a punch, where the crux of the song lies. In the lines 'Didn't even notice, no punches left to roll with, You got to keep me focussed, You want it, Say So,' Doja cat is essentially expressing that she sees no challenges, no hindrances in her love interest's path to gain her attention. The important bit being the request - 'If you want it, say so.' Affectionately demanding, isn’t it?
Delving into the Second Verse and Bridge
The second verse and bridge add another layer to 'Say So'. Doja says 'He ain't never seen it in a dress like this. He ain't never even been impressed like this.' She's confident, putting herself out there for the world to appreciate. The lyrics 'Why don't you say so?' echo her need for validation from the love interest. Quite the love requiem, wouldn’t you say?
Nicki Minaj's Verse – The Cherry on a Delightful Cake
As if the song wasn't electrifying enough, enter Nicki Minaj. Her verse is sprinkled with style and sass. She brings her own twist to the song by incorporating her distinct tone and charisma. The lyrics 'Every time I take a break, the game be so boring. Pretty like Naomi, Cassie, plus Lauryn' show her confidence and her rightful place in the game. Nicki is not just here to sing a song, she’s here to rule, and we absolutely adore her for it!
Unraveling the Finer Points of the Song
Now comes the most fascinating part: the juice. When we delve into the finer points of 'Say So', we can't help but decipher a masterpiece. Each line, each phrase contributes to a grander narrative that the song weaves. While Doja Cat yearns for expression from a potential lover, Nicki Minaj adds her bit of self-assured coolness. 'Say So' isn’t just a song; it’s a meticulous blend of love, assertion, and confidence. Pure magic!
To mildly digress, I now find myself reminded of my high school days. There was this girl I really liked, and just like Doja Cat in 'Say So', I found myself yearning for her to 'say something'. To tell me if she felt the same. My interest in music had an early start and it’s interesting how songs like ‘Say So’ reflect our human emotions, isn’t it? Oh, those were the days!
And there we have it. The lyrical ride of ‘Say So’ laid bare for you. Both Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj have truly given us a song to cherish and enjoy, not just with its beats, but with its words too. So the next time you hum along, you’ll know exactly what even those tiny words mean. After all, ‘Say So’ isn’t just a tune, it’s an epic tale of love and confidence.