Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ode to Jem

Jem is like a genius guerilla pop infiltrator with awakening positive tunes. Featured in the trailer of Reaper is the song "They" (Live) which has stunning lyrics for a pop song. She's from Wales and parodying Kylie Minogue stripping in the space-womb in this vid me thinks, and approves!

Jem - They (First vid here)
Who made up all the rules? We follow them like fools.
Believe them to be true, don't care to think them through.
And I'm sorry, so sorry. I'm sorry it's like this.
I'm sorry, so sorry. I'm sorry we do this.
And it's ironic too cause what we tend to do
Is act on what they say and then it is that way
And I'm sorry, so sorry. I'm sorry it's like this.
I'm sorry, so sorry. I'm sorry we do this.
Who are they? Where are they?
How can they possibly know all this?
Do you see what I see? Why do we live like this?
Is it because it is true that ignorance is bliss?
Who are they? Where are they?
How do they know all this?
And I'm sorry, so sorry. I'm sorry it's like this

Her first album was called "Finally Woken", on it is the surely Bill Hicks' inspired "It's just a Ride".

Jem: It's just a Ride

It's just a ride, it's just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It'll take you round and round
Sometimes you're up
Sometimes you're down

It's just a ride, it's just a ride
Don't be scared
Don't hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don't forget it's just a ride


Jem: Finally Woken (Lost video)

You see I've finally woken from a long sleep
I'm ready to jump, to make that blind leap
Coz I now believe (grr ;p) I have the power in me
I've got the faith baby I can truly be free

Jem: 24 (Ultraviolet video)

And I can't believe how I've been wasting my time
In 24 hours they'll be laying flowers on my life, it's over tonight
I'm not messing no I need your blessing
And your promise to live free please do it for me

Is there a heaven a hell and will I come back who can tell
Now I can see what matters to me it's as clear as crystal
The places I've been, the people I've seen
Plans that I made start to fade
The sun's setting gold thought I would grow old
It wasn't to be

Jem: It's amazing

All that you can do, now it's up to you!


Jon Kidd said...

Well I hope 'they' don't wreck her. Shes got the British advantage. But look what happened to Winehouse.

Positive messages without sexual connotations? Hmmmm that is truly unique nowadays.

Peace Droid

I guess some of the video clips were a little sexual. But skin sells.

dedroidify said...

Like there's anything wrong with sexual anything :p

Jon Kidd said...

Well hold on a sec man. Nothing wrong with sex. To each there own. But using sex to get everyone's attention to WAKE Up is another story. I mean its good to get peoples attention...maybe this video helped people by catching their eye. I just think Sex cheapens the message sometimes. I love boobies and everything attached to them. My god the female form is was caused the Nephilim to pay attention to us in the first place creating humans as they are now...


dedroidify said...

Better to use sex to wake ppl up than to sell nephilim acme products ;)

Jon Kidd said...

Well that's a totally new concept for me to ponder. I really don't know what to make of it completely as of yet but it is interesting as hell to think about. You have changed my perspective on it. Simple but though provoking fo sho.

Peace DDF

Rob Pugh said...

I dug that. And a quick search shows she's on emusic. Score.