Coverafbeelding Macklemore x Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert - Same love
  • Statistieken
  •   13 weken
  •   13 piekpositie
  •   257 punten
  •   2013

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigde Staten

In 2009 vormen rapper Ben Haggerty en Ryan Lewis een duo. Het tweetal brengt al vrij snel de mini-albums VS. EP en VS. Redux uit. In het najaar van 2012 verschijnt hun debuutalbum The Heist dat op de uitreikingen in 2014 wordt onderscheiden met een Grammy voor beste rap-album. De heren worden gezien als beste nieuwe artiest en passeren tijdens de uitreiking artiesten als Ed Sheeran en Kendrick Lamar. Thrift Shop wordt onderscheiden als beste rap performance en beste rap song.


Van het album The Heist zijn de singles Thrift Shop, Can’t Hold Us, Same Love en White Walls ook in Nederland aangeslagen. Thrift Shop stond in 2013 zelfs één week op nummer 1.


Eind mei 2015 wordt Macklemore vader van een dochter. Voor haar schrijft hij het nummer Growing Up (Sloane’s Song) waarop ook de stem van Ed Sheeran te horen is.


Songtekst

When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay
'Cause I could draw, my uncle was and I kept my room straight
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She's like: Ben, you've loved girls since before pre-K, trippin'
Yeah, I guess she had a point, didn't she
Bunch of stereotypes all in my head
I remember doing the math like: yeah, I'm good at little league
A preconceived idea of what it all meant
For those that liked the same sex had the characteristics
The right wing conservatives think it's a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah, here we go
America the brave still fears what we don't know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don't know

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

If I was gay, I would think hip hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately
Man, that's gay, gets dropped on the daily
We become so numb to what we're saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don't have acceptance for 'em
Call each other faggots
Behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference
Live on and be yourself
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that's not important
No freedom till we're equal, damn right, I support it

I don't know

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

We press play, don't press pause
Progress, march on
With the veil over our eyes we turn our back on the cause
Till the day that my uncles can be united by law
When kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love
About time that we raised up

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I try
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is patient
Love is kind (Not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient (Not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind (I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient (Not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind (I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient (Not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind (I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
Love is kind

Songinformatie

ArtiestMacklemore & Ryan Lewis,
Mary Lambert
 A-kant
Titel Same Love
Lengte 5:18
Componist(en) Ben Haggerty; Mary Lambert
Producer(s) Ryan Lewis
 B-kant
Platenlabel Macklemore
Catalogusnr digital download [albumtrack]
Hoogste positie UK 6
Hoogste positie US 11
Album The Heist


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