Madonna — “Like It or Not”
I love this song because it's got spunk!
Here's the lyrics:
As part of the mind control system, “confession” is a ritualized act of disclosing transgression by the transgressor himself. In many mind control organizations, confession is integrated into daily lives. See also Wikipedia: Sin and Confession
You can call me a sinner and you can call me a saint Celebrate me for who I am Dislike me for what I ain't Put me up on a pedestal Or drag me down in the dirt Sticks and stones will break my bones But your names will never hurt I'll be the garden, you'll be the snake All of my fruit is yours to take Better the devil that you know Your love for me will grow Because This is who I am You can like it or not You can love me or leave me Cause I'm never gonna stop, no no
Cleopatra had her way Mata Hari too Whether they were good or bad Is strictly up to you Life is a paradox And it doesn't make much sense You can't have the femme without the fatale Please don't take offense Don't let the fruit rot under the vine Fill up your cup and let's drink the wine Better the devil that you know Your love for me will grow Because This is who I am You can like it or not You can love me or leave me Cause I'm never gonna stop, no no, you know …
Madonna is old, nearly 50, long past for a chick fitting for this kinda ditty. It's a bit awkward to see her squirm on stage trying to be hot, and the live singing also lacking vitality. Nevertheless, her singing and the song as recorded in her album is fantastic.
Although this is a great song, but the lyrics is rather shallow from a literary perspective. It has a lot allusions, but rather unfocused and incoherent. Cleopatra and Mata Hari are selected for sensationalism. The “Life is a paradox” paragraph is rather idiotic.