Haley’s Poetic Playlist: “Morning in America”


Hi readers! I am so excited to be back and blogging, and I hope everyone enjoyed their summer! By the end of the year, I aim to introduce you to plenty of amazing songs that you’ll all soon enough be adding to your own playlists!

Today’s post is on a song that I came to love over the summer; not just because of its juxtaposition of upbeat music and its rather dense, blunt lyrics (which I will address later), but because it is so raw and real. I believe this song could likely stand on its own as a poem.

The song this week is “Morning in America” by Jon Bellion. Bellion is a singer/songwriter, who wrote the chorus of Rihanna’s single “Monster,” as well as provided the vocals for Zedd’s “Beautiful Now.” This song is off his debut album, The Human Condition, which was released this past June.

“Morning in America”

[Verse 1]
“1600, 1600—1600 on the SATs
Said they gettin’, said they gettin’
Said they gettin’ me an SUV
Just a couple miles from the lights of the city
Pour a little liquor in my Starbucks Venti
Just 11, just 11 when they said I had the ADD”

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