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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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All about that Bass

FrankFrank ModeratorPosts: 6,439 mod
edited July 2016 in Music
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  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,955 mod
    @Lynne, I have a question to the song ˋ Itˋs all about bassˋ.

    - bass - what does it mean in this song
    - booty
    - boom

    I am not sure shall I think on bosoms or bottom or on both.
    Shall I be ashaimed of asking, but my online dic doesnˋt want to give me answer, which I can ive with.
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,439 mod
    This is the song where we are talking about:


    Because you know I'm all about that bass,
    'Bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

    Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two
    But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do
    'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
    All the right junk in all the right places
    I see the magazines working that Photoshop
    We know that shit ain't real
    Come on now, make it stop
    If you got beauty beauty just raise 'em up
    'Cause every inch of you is perfect
    From the bottom to the top
    Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
    She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night
    You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll,
    So, if that's what's you're into
    Then go ahead and move along

    Because you know I'm all about that bass,
    'Bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

    I'm bringing booty back
    Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches Hey
    No, I'm just playing I know you think you're fat,
    But I'm here to tell you that,
    Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top
    Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
    She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night
    You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll,

    So, if that's what's you're into
    Then go ahead and move along

    Because you know I'm all about that bass,
    'Bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

    Because you know I'm all about that bass,
    'Bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

    Because you know I'm all about that bass,
    'Bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
    I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,439 mod
    edited July 2016
    I think the song is about the comparison of a woman’s body with music @Hermine. Bass means the low pitches in the music and "no treble" means “no high pitches”. Normally bass is the low end and treble is the high end. Bass is being used metaphorically to refer to the buttocks. Like the bass a woman’s buttocks are at the low end of her torso. Boom-boom literally means the rhythm of the bass (or buttocks): boom, boom, boom. Here again it’s a comparison with a woman’s body. The proper onomatopoeia for a big butt is boom, and the bass goes boom-boom. Top is often used to refer to a woman's breasts or bossom like you call it. So in this song the low and high tones represent the physical locations of these parts of the woman's body.

    Some people think this comparison has a positive connotation about appearance like: Meghan is just saying everyone is perfect, you don't need to worry or anything, just ignore it. Society shouldn't judge people by the way they look.

    More about this:
    http://www.vulture.com/2014/09/what-is-all-about-that-bass-even-about.html
    https://www.lyricinterpretations.com/meghan-trainor/all-about-that-bass
    http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/208722/new-slang-meaning-of-bass
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,955 mod
    @Frank, many thanks for the detailed explanation.
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    In the first clip you can notice the comparison of woman's body with the bass like a musical instrument, when girls are staing next to it. There are that fantastic lines, that the artists love underline so much.
    And when these pretty girls start sing in low pitches voice that is exactly about musical comparison.
    @Frank says: "everyone is perfect, you don't need to worry or anything, just ignore it. Society shouldn't judge people by the way they look."
    I copletely agree: woman's beauty isn't only beauty of the body or any parts of body, but the person's beauty, especially the beauty of soul. But it's a subject of another article or song.
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