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  1. Brandur United Kingdom

    I can’t make up my mind whether I like this song or not. Greyson is as cute as ever though aha :)

  2. Wordworth United States

    I’ve always liked Greyson at each stage of his development. I have always wondered about where his preferences lay. My guess is gay and bottom! :-)

    He seems to have a fascination with leather boots and high-top sneakers.

  3. Penboy United States

    First impressions: Billy Joel and HARSH

    Interesting: No specific pronouns of she/her (and he/him as well), only the use of “baby”.

    When he started out, elements of the piano and his initial singing reminded me of Billy Joel ….. until …. he went into falsetto. And, reviewing his “Paparazzi” song years ago also gave me an slight impression of a Billy Joel style.

    Also, strange lyrics for someone his age:
    We talk to the deep of the night
    Moving by cigarette light

    and
    Thought I was more than the afterlife,
    Thought I was more than the, more than the, more than the …

    If he’s the writer of this song, I find it a bit strange he would think of a [burning] cigarette. I would associate this with a singer of the 40s, 50s and 60s.

    And the chorus, offering the “answer” in the first line and leaving the second line “hanging” is strange to me.

    While I can accept his initial singing, when he went into falsetto, it was out there — way too shrill and off-key for my tastes. He just can’t do falsetto comfortably in my view.

    But, in this song, it gets me wondering, just why would he break into a falsetto and not reference any female pronoun in the lyrics? Is the falsetto a psychological (vocal) “statement” referring to either, his own self as an inner and hidden personality … or another male and uses the falsetto to “disguise” this possibility?
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    1. Wordworth United States

      Heh heh well it doesn’t seem that he’s run off with any one of the tens of thousands of Indonesian schoolgirls who are in love with him…

    2. Old Dan Canada

      Also, strange lyrics for someone his age:
      “We talk to the deep of the night
      Moving by cigarette light”

      Of teens that smoke even today, rebels without a cause or can those still even exist so much so that they are now interconnected. Rebels with too many causes? Can there be such a thing?

      His falsetto almost demands that he covers Bronski Beat.

      1. Penboy United States

        “His falsetto almost demands that he covers Bronski Beat.”

        Sorry for taking so long to reply to this. I honestly didn’t know what you were talking about, “Bronski Beat.” So, I looked it up and found they were a group in the 80s. Don’t remember them at all.

        So, I clicked on this and listened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xa79n1CdKY

        Well, he does falsetto a hell of a lot better than Greyson Chance did in this performance (I’ve since listened to other Greyson’s songs and he has done falsetto much better than this one.) This is an interesting song and I enjoyed the imagery in the video.

        Is this what you were referring to? I think I see your comparison (or contrast?) for the falsetto.
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  4. Penboy United States

    I just came across another of his songs, Thrilla in Manila and found it rather interesting. His falsetto is much better, probably because it was done in a studio and not live. It’s got a catchy tune and some of the lyrics.

    The main reason I think this song is interesting, is because it’s so vague of “who” he’s singing to/for: a girl / boy / trans*? Is he into Asians? Listen and watch for yourself:

    I’m posting this version because of the lyrics:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5uwbUFfI3w

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