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Episode 075: Share Your Heart [Music/Video]

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Episode 075: Share Your Heart [Music/Video]

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One of the most expressive things you can do is to share your heart with someone–especially those with whom you share a closeness. Whether that be family, friends, romantic interests, or other loved ones. When we share our hearts, it’s not just about sharing our feelings. Sharing our hearts can also impart the wisdom of our life experiences to others.

On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri explore expressions of the heart between parents and children via their commentary and analysis of “Listen” by Juvenile feat Q Corvette and “Buses And Trains” by The Fireflies.

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Song 1: “Listen” – Juvenile feat Q Corvette

Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worth while
The precious moments are lost in the tide
You know your in your head it ain’t what it seems
Just close your eyes and you can follow your dreams
Listen to your heart when you don’t know what to do
Listen to your heart (I did this one for my son) and here it calling you
Listen to your heart hear the voices in your head
Listen to your heart, hear what it says

(Verse 1)
They about to see me up ‘Cuffs up in the precinct
The police better be ready to beat me something decent
My furniture put out side before the lease end
They wouldn’t mind if i was dead before ‘da weekend
I’m Not an actor ’cause I don’t know how to pretend
When everyone wants you dead, how ‘can you keep friends?
Complaining to people “HOW I”AM GONNA FEED THEM?”
Talkin like they write my raps and i really need them.
This is the testament of Ne-No
From pennies to quarters to dollars to C notes
The author of the book onto which he not be re wrote
Food for the thought, something for your ego
Make sure to keep yourself surrounded by the right people
Take advantage of all the things that life teach you
Every dawg gotta say we all equal
Follow your heart and get ready for your sequel

(Chorus)
Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worth while
The precious moments are lost in the time
You know in your head that it ain’t what it seems
Just close your eyes and you can follow your dreams
Listen to your heart when you don’t know what to do
Listen to your heart when you hear it callin you
Listen to your heart hear the voices in your head
Listen to your heart hear what it says

(Verse 2)
You other cats betta wake up and focus
Cause we da only people having funerals if ya notice
And junior I’m Not tryin to put ya on the spot light
Just don’t want ya caught in the chillin on the block life
Use an example of yo POPS life
Before you play the game you betta find out what the odds like
You gotta lot of street smarts and need the books to
Study your work and quit worryin what the crooks do
Were my sons at? Were my daughters at?
They got receivers out there we need quarterbacks
In this world everybody plays a part fam
If you confused just follow whats in your heart man

(Chorus)
Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worth while
The precious moments are lost in the time
You know in your head that it ain’t what it seems
Just close your eyes and you can follow your dreams
Listen to your heart WHOOOOOOOO
Listen to your heart WHOOOOOOOO
Listen to your heart WHOOOOOOOO

  • Juvenile is from the Hot Boyz group and Cash Money Records back in the day. “Back That Azz Up” is probably his most notable hit:
  • Heit & Cheri love the chorus effect at the end of the song. The hook is awesome too.
  • This song actually has a sample from “Listen To You Heart” by Roxette.
  • Cheri thinks that the song sounds familiar. Perhaps it was in a movie.
  • Juvenile’s song is a message to his son.
  • It must be cool to have a song dedicated to you–unless it is a hate song, like Z-Ro’s “I Hate You Bitch.”
  • The message of the song is great. To some people listening to your hear could mean different things. One interpretation is that the father is the son’s “heart” and he’s telling the son to listen to him. Another interpretation is to listen to your own desires, and do what you want to do.
  • Heit’s favorite line was, “Before you play the game you betta find out what the odds like.” A lot of people take on tasks and say, “I’m gonna be the greatest,” and they fail to look at the odds of success. When you’re taking on a task you have to be honest with yourself. At the same time you need to have confidence in yourself.
  • Knowing the odds feeds into developing a successful strategy.
  • Cheri’s favorite line was, “Take advantage of all the things that life teach you.” There are so many things to learn, and this is a lifelong process. Many times learning is a trial-and-error process of trying different things. It’s important not to miss the lesson in your life’s experiences.
  • Discussion about not looking at “tries” as failures.
  • Discussion about how when you propose a new solution to a problem, people will often reject it, and ask you to prove that your approach has worked in the past. If it hasn’t been done before, why would this be a prerequisite for attempting to solve the problem in a new way?
  • People are programmed to want what they feel is the surefire thing–a guarantee. Nothing is guaranteed. Sometimes you just have to go with the plan, then come up with something else if it doesn’t work.
  • If you actually view the things he cited in the song as an example, then you can learn from his experiences.
  • Discussion about the lyrics, “You gotta lot of street smarts and need the books too. Study your work and quit worryin what the crooks do.” Is there a conflict with him telling his son what to do, yet saying “listen to your heart” at the same time?
  • Discussion about how the “crooks” have talent too, but they are just applying them to a different set of circumstances than do the “law-abiding citizens.”
  • Discussion about the bookie from the movie Malcolm X who was able to keep all the numbers in his head. He made a success out of his talent, but applied it in a different setting than an accountant or other “numbers” man.
  • The father is telling his son that he already knows what the crooks do, so now he needs to develop the academic side of himself.
  • Juvenile took his street smarts and turned it into a successful career.


Song 2: “Buses And Trains” – The Fireflies

Hey Mom, why didn’t you tell me?
Why didn’t you teach me a thing or two?
You just let me go out into the world
You never thought to share what you knew

So I walked under a bus, I got hit by a train
Keep falling in love which is kinda the same
I’ve sunk out at sea, crashed my car, gone insane
And it felt so good I want to do it again

Hey Mom, why didn’t you warn me?
‘Cause about boys is something I should have known
They’re like chocolate cake, like cigarettes
I know they’re bad for me but I just can’t leave ‘em alone

So I walked under a bus, I got hit by a train
Keep falling in love which is kinda the same
I’ve sunk out at sea, crashed my car, gone insane
And it felt so good I want to do it again

I walked under a bus, I got hit by a train
And it felt so good I want to do it again
I wanna do it again, I wanna do it again
Oh, it felt so good

Hey Mom, since we’re talking
What was it like when you were young?
Has the world changed or is it still the same?
A man can kill and still be the sweetest thing

I walked under a bus, I got hit by a train
Keep falling in love which is kinda the same
I’ve sunk out at sea, crashed my car, gone insane
And I felt so good I want to do it again

Under a bus, I got hit by a train
Keep falling in love which is kinda the same
I’ve sunk out at sea, crashed my car, gone insane
And it felt so good I want to do it again

Under a bus, hit by a train
And it felt so good I want to do it again

  • This song has been covered many times, but this version is Heit & Cheri’s favorite.
  • Cheri loves the harmonies in the hook pf this song. Heit likes both the lyrics and the music in the song. They both like the way the song was delivered.
  • This song is an expression by the child asking why the mother didn’t give her certain life lessons. She was essentially following her head without the guidance.
  • Even without her mother’s guidance, it may have turned out okay for her. She mentions in the song that it feels so good that she wants to do it all over again. Perhaps it’s more of the addiction to loving a person that Heit & Cheri spoke about in Episode 067: Climbing Mount Stupid Love.
  • She could be asking these questions about love of her mother in a more lighthearted way.
  • Heit & Cheri’s favorite part of the song is:

    Hey Mom, since we’re talking
    What was it like when you were young?
    Has the world changed or is it still the same?
    A man can kill and still be the sweetest thing

  • Discussion about how an individual act on the part of a person is not an indicator of their entire essence or being. This speaks to the multifaceted nature of our existence. In one area we could be an “angel” and in another area we could be the “devil.” How do you classify a person? You look at what you know of the person and evaluate them accordingly. And, you will not know the totality of the person, so you will look at them through the context of your own experiences with a person.
  • Discussion about the things a man can “kill”–in other words do something that can be perceived as horrible.
  • Discussion about how people can sometimes seem wonderful and other times seem mean. Heit asks Cheri if she thinks of him this way. She responds that she thinks of him as sweet all the time. He then mentions that he thinks many people think he is mean.
  • Heit gives the example of how Emma Goldman was protrayed in the movie “Reds.” She wasn’t really mean, but just matter-of-fact.
  • People who are closer to you often interpret your actions differently than those who don’t know you–especially if you don’t adhere to societal norms.
  • Heit asks Cheri whether she’s heard the way he speaks to his mother. She said yes, and it makes her feel good to know that he is consistent. She says that there were points in the past where she didn’t know if he was giving her a hard time or if he was giving it to her straight.
  • Discussion about the line, “Has the world changed, or is it still the same?”
  • Maybe it is impossible from a singular perspective to answer whether the world has changed. It’s because because we are all a product of when and how we were raised. Human nature hasn’t changed.
  • Technology has changed things.
  • With the daily show schedule, people are able to get more of a feel for Heit & Cheri’s personalities.
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