Monday, September 22, 2008

The B"Y graduate theme song

Since I'm working alone now, I've been listening to the radio alot. Recently I heard Cascada's new song "faded" and it made me wonder if Cascada graduated a B'Y. lol. But really, this song should be adapted as the B"Y girl theme song.

The lyrics are as follows, and the music is here (youtube link)

Faded..Faded..Faded..
You never take
Take the time to really look
Look at the one
The one I really am
You try to fit
To fit me in a perfect box
You let me slip between the cracks


[CHORUS:]

Now I've faded
Into someone else
Made me someone
I don't wanna be
Yeah I'm faded
My true colour's gone
Like a picture nobody sees


I'll bet you don't
Don't even know my favourite song
You tell me how
How I should wear my hair

You wanna change
Everything I ever was
Try to erase me
Till I'm not there


[CHORUS:]

Now I've faded
Into someone else
Made me someone
I don't wanna be

Yeah I'm faded
My true colour's gone
Like a picture nobody sees

Now I've faded

Like I never was

Till I don't even know myself

Yeah I'm faded
Into what you want
But I'm not takin' it too well

I don't wanna be your little picture perfect pretty girl
Who's got nothing to say
I'm not gonna wait around
Let you run my whole life down
So you can watch me fade away


(Faded, Faded)

You try to fit
Fit me in your perfect box


(Faded, Faded)
You try to fit

Fit me in your perfect box

You try to fit
Fit me in a perfect box
You let me slip between the cracks


[CHORUS:]

Now I've faded
Into someone else
Made me someone
I don't wanna be

Yeah I'm faded
My true colour's gone
Like a picture nobody sees
Yeah I've faded
Like I never was
Till I don't even know myself

Now I'm faded
Into what you want
But I'm not takin' it too well

Now I'm faded

******

How perfect is this as a theme song?

25 comments:

Mikeinmidwood said...

The part about the hair really makes it seem true.

frumskeptic said...

I know. It really does!

I pointed that line to my sister as well! She thought some blogger wrote the lyrics!!

lol

frumcollegegirl said...

it's funny, cuz i have yet to meet someone who tells me that actually like being told what to do, what to say, what to wear, what to think....

Joodah said...

I like being told what to do and what to wear (leather and whips/chains that is), but somehow I don't think that's what you guys are talking about!

The Babysitter said...

FrumSkeptic: I love cascada's songs. Cute idea.

FrumCollegeGirl: Now you finally met the someone, me!

But really I don't think BY school's are really like that. Their only doing it for the sake of "education"

frumskeptic said...

"But really I don't think BY school's are really like that. Their only doing it for the sake of "education""

is conformity a prerequisite to education?

The Babysitter said...

FrumSkeptic: yes it possibly very likely may be.

Moshe said...

How about Du Hast?

frumskeptic said...

babysitter- Don't you think thast sad then? That theres even a possibly in there?

moshe- who?

The Babysitter said...

FrumSkeptic: why is that sad, if its needed. I'll do some research on this, it sounds like an idea that someone must of came up with already.

frumskeptic said...

babysitter- No doubt a dress code is helful in a school setting, limits competition in dress, and prevents students from focusing on things other than their teachers. But at the same time, too much sameness is dull, and that can't be any fun...and would eventually lead to boredom, and lack of interest in the school. OR a system of cookie cutter students who have no brain power and blindly follow the leader...

ooo...looky...the frummy cult!!!!!!

The Babysitter said...

FrumSkeptic: right, so I think it has the benefit of the dress code, but yet also there still is some individuality left. They assign jobs to the students giving them a chance to excel in different areas.

frumskeptic said...

the strict dress codes doesn't leave room for individuality.

THe individualized assignments only leave you so much room for creativity. How many times do yuo have to omit a paragraph b/c it may be "innappropriate" or ignor a source because it wasn't approved?

At hte end of B'Y all you really are is faded...

The Babysitter said...

Perhaps. But when things aren't approved because they are inappropriate it is for a greater goal. Individuality is good so long as its within limits. You need borders on stuff, stuff can't just be free for all.

frumskeptic said...

babysitter-
"But when things aren't approved because they are inappropriate it is for a greater goal."

-When I had to make a presentation for health class in 9th grade, I chose AIDS (was lazy so just picked the first disease on top of hte list). I had to leave out that it spread through sex and bodily fluides such as semen.

WTF IS THE POINT THEN!?

Must be for a greater goal, huh?

-I would like a passuk that says that individuality should have boundaries.

If there is no passuk it further shows that the BY system is full of it- which I know they are- Can't wait till those people finally fall into the graves they're digging..I'll be pointing and laughing!!!

mlevin said...

Babysitter - uniforms and such are great for limited times. But with BY and Yeshivahs these kids wear this stuff 24/6. And on Shabbos it's just a variation of the same thing. Individuality is not allowed. Can you imagine a girl coming to your school with one stocking yellow and the other green? She would be labeled "untznious" and forced to change. Why can't she walk with two different stockings or two different shoes?

And what with all the suits on Shabbos, it makes women look like men. Don't understand how wearing pants is "beged ish", but wearing a straight black suit is not "beged ish".

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The Babysitter said...

FrumSkeptic: well that's not really an issue of conformity, that actually makes sense, it's a sensitivity issue. A. it's either understood, so why mention it. or B. some people don't know about it, so if your not the teacher, why enlighten them before they get a chance to see the whole picture of it.

I mean I myself might be crazy but I never right out the s word, even though I know it's not a bad word. I don't know what's in my head, but it just doesn't seem tznius to say the word.

Mlevin: actually in seminary I had this really interesting girl who would come in with all different colors, and different color socks and shirts and skirts, like purple with orange with pink in one day. She was allowed to come like that if she wanted. But it was really distracting to look at her that way, it was hard to concentrate in class. When she would ask a question, instead of paying attention to her question you would automatically be drawn to the way she dresses.

"And what with all the suits on Shabbos, it makes women look like men."

Yea, I don't get the whole suits thing, I hate it. But it does make people look professional, it doesn't make them look like men, it's just a state of dress. Men may be associated with working, and being high business people which is why you may associate suits with men, but really there are CEO's that are woman and they wear suits too, so it's a formality thing, and not a gender thing. The garment being worn skirt v. pants is the whole identifying gender garment. the design of the garment doesn't make it male or female. There are men who wear pink even though it's a girl color and mostly girl's wear it.

frumskeptic said...

"well that's not really an issue of conformity, that actually makes sense, it's a sensitivity issue. A. it's either understood, so why mention it. or B. some people don't know about it, so if your not the teacher, why enlighten them before they get a chance to see the whole picture of it. "

Heres how I see it, by 9th grade a female probably already has her period. If she has her period she should understand WHY she has, if she DOESNT she should understand WHY she's going to get it, which is why by the age of like 10 a girl, atleast, should know a bit about the birds and the bees. Now, I do *NOT8 think they should have EXPLICIT knowledge of what it is, but they should have an idea. Or else, well, its just not nice to remain ignorant on changes your body is going through, especially since those changes cannot be avoided.

"I mean I myself might be crazy but I never right out the s word, even though I know it's not a bad word. I don't know what's in my head, but it just doesn't seem tznius to say the word. "

OY VEY. I highly suggest you don't read calm kallahs for about five years after you're married.

I woulda made fun of you in HS ;)

frumskeptic said...

"She was allowed to come like that if she wanted. But it was really distracting to look at her that way, it was hard to concentrate in class. When she would ask a question, instead of paying attention to her question you would automatically be drawn to the way she dresses. "

OY VEY, in NYC you're distracted by the way someone is dressed??

OYY...wearing uniform really does affect you. But I've already said that :), hence the theme song :)

Stacy said...

umm I actually agree with the idea of a uniform, for high school at least. There's so much pressure to fit in yet still look cool, it's less stressful knowing everyone is wearing some version of the same thing.

I do think accesorizing should be unlimited, Belts, scarfs, earrings, go crazy.


There's a Napalm Death song "Conform" with awesome lyrics I think you can appreciate,

Monkey see, Monkey do
Monkey has low I.Q.
Copycat, conform, contort
For the sake of your comfort
Don't dare ask questions
Just accept - blend in
Bunch of f**kin' mindless goons
Listen to the same old tunes
Look at me, call me strange
Haven't got the balls to change
Have no mind of your own
Just another zombie clone
Slave of the majority
No individuality
Dress the same, be accepted
Your true self might be rejected
Afraid to try something new
Afraid of what others think of you

frumskeptic said...

I'm all for dress codes. even if strict. But not uniforms.

Especially with my school...we literally had rules on how to wear our hair!!!

HATED IT!

The lyrics are awesome. :)

Stacy said...

if done right I think uniforms can be ok though i don't agree with the idea of them. This goes for public school as well.

My hair was always really really long with natural highlights which annoyed my school,so they kept trying to get me to confess to dyeing it and then gave me these articles on how long hair is pritzus.

it was actually quite funny how they were so hung up on it.

The Babysitter said...

FrumSkeptic: You are probably right.

I'm ok with reading the word, just not ok with saying it.

and lol, I figured :-p

Well yes, about the way she was dressed, it was VERY different, I never see anybody in the street dress that way.

I also like the idea of a dress code without necessarily a uniform. Like instead of just a white shirt and plad skirt, to be able to wear any color oxford shirt with a black skirt. Like a certain sem in Israel does that I think.

About the rules with the hair, it took me 2 years out of HS to finally get used to wearing my hair down, I couldn't do it beforehand cause they always said you can't wear long hair down. I liked long hair, so I always had a dilemma. Although I may have not agreed with their view I still understand it. It does make some sense.

btw, there was some story of a mother complaining to the Public School that they didn't have a uniform and that caused some bad things to happen to her son (he might have been killed, I forgot). Since he was gay and would dress differently, so she wanted the uniform so that he wouldn't have stood out and been picked on. I thought this story was ridiculous when I heard it.

frumcollegegirl said...

i have to admit, having a uniform def. has its advantages. there are some mornings where i briefly wish i had a uniform again, just so i don't have to deal with figuring out what to wear. briefly.

but as far as conformity, trying to fit girls into a box is NOT a good thing. we had the ugliest uniform under the sun, and my friend tried to add some fun by wearing funky socks with frogs or clouds on them. by eleventh grade we had a rule that we were only able to wear black or navy socks.

what is not tznuah about colored socks? and nobody sees our socks because we all took off our uniforms the second we got home.