OK, we're here in 1998, and Madonna has a new song out - in my opinion, her best song ever. But I'll let you be the judge:
And remember how Madonna began to violate her consistency? Well, "Frozen" is in complete lyrical opposition to her earlier staple hit "Material Girl." I remember:
...They can beg and they can plead
But they can't see the light, that's right
'Cause the boy with the cold hard cash
Is always Mister Right, 'cause we are
Living in a material world
And I am a material girl...
Quite a contrast to this song:
You're so consumed with how much you get
You waste your time with hate and regret
When your heart's not open
But some people get just a little too involved with textual criticism. Novice Academician:
1) "You only see what your eyes want to see"
Well, actually our eyes don't have any intelligence to decide what it want to see. The line would have made sense if it reads like this,
"You only see what your mind instructs your eyes to see"
So what happened after 1998? She had an excellent retro hit with "Beautiful Stranger," and then (at least in my view) she lost her touch. She still put out songs, but at least to me they weren't interesting any more.
This concludes the When Madonna Was Hot series - hope you liked it.
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