Thursday, December 9, 2010

'Wisdom' of Orianthi

Orianthi's song 'According to You' is disguised as a love song for a new guy. But guess what? It's not. Let's look at what she's really saying...

Orianthi - "According to You"
According to you I'm stupid, I'm useless
I can't do anything right
According to you I'm difficult, hard to please
Forever changing my mind
I'm a mess in a dress, can't show up on time
Even if it would save my life
According to you, according to you
(Her current guy is annoyed with her and not afraid to tell her.)

But according to him I'm beautiful, incredible
He can't get me out of his head
According to him I'm funny, irresistible
Everything he ever wanted
(Uh oh, here's where is gets interesting. She's telling her current guy about another guy that's lavishing her with attention and telling her all the things that he thinks she wants to hear.)

Everything is opposite, I don't feel like stopping it
So baby tell me what I got to lose
He's into me for everything I'm not
According to you
(Key Line: "Everything is opposite." This song is a great example of the Alpha/Beta male dichotomy and how each affect the female brain. "Don't feel like stopping it." Of course not, she's getting a TON of attention. She asks her current guy, "What do I have to lose?" which is her literally asking for a reason to stay.)

According to you I'm boring, I'm moody
And you can't take me any place
According to you I suck at telling jokes
'Cause I always give it away
I'm the girl with the worst attention span
You're the boy who puts up with that
According to you, according to you
(More of the same from 1st verse.)

But according to him I'm beautiful, incredible
He can't get me out of his head
According to him I'm funny, irresistible
Everything he ever wanted
(Wow, this part is really bad. The new guy is digging an early grave. He's basically told her that he'll do anything for her no matter what. An invite for treating him like shit.)

I need to feel appreciated
Like I'm not hated, oh no
Why can't you see me through his eyes?
It's too bad, you're making me decide
(Here it is, folks. In plain english. She's asking her current guy to be BETA. Typical woman trying to Betaize her Alpha. Take note, she doesn't actually say she's going to leave him.)

But according to me you're stupid, you're useless
You can't do anything right
(Fighting with your girlfriend is the quickest way to Gina Tingles.)

In the same way that some people see the glass half full vs. half empty, personal belief systems will color how we perceive the world around us. Most people in our society are heavily influenced by mainstream media and the memes they promote, so they'll invent a meaning that conforms to their beliefs. The idea most people will attach to this song is that she doesn't like the current guy anymore and is dumping him for the new guy.

But look closer. At no point does she say she's attracted to the new guy. She just says she likes what he says. The only mention of the new guy, the Beta, is what he said to her. Nothing about whether he was high value or that she liked him. In his own way, he's already told her that he will put up with whatever bullshit she gives him.

She is singing the song TO the current guy, not the new guy. If she can't stand him, why can't she keep her mind off him. In her mind, the Beta guy does not have enough value to warrant singing to.

The song is a BIG shit test for her ALPHA boyfriend. She's telling him that she's getting romantic invitations from another guy and asking her boyfriend to be more doting.

Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with telling a girl you like/love her, but this Beta is going over the top with a girl that he hasn't even kissed.

BTW, he's probably going to get his ass kicked by her boyfriend.

Alpha tells her to fuck off and she says, "I wasn't serious. Please don't break up with me." Alpha says, "Ok, blow me and you can stay."
She does.

1 comment:

  1. Exactly. I would also add, she keeps saying the same shit every time she fucks up and he calls her on it.