Lyrics From Britney Spears’ First Album ‘Baby One More Time’ Reveal A True Existential Crisis
Lyrics From Britney Spears’ First Album ‘Baby One More Time’ Reveal A True Existential Crisis.Kevin Federline Plays Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” At DJ Gig.Kevin Federline made an interesting song choice to kick off a DJ gig on Saturday. The former Mr. Britney Spears opened his set with the pop star’s very first hit, “…Baby One More Time.” Watch below!
Federline was manning the booth at Heat Nightclub in Orange County, where he was reportedly paid $1,000 for spinning. Federline was mum on his eyebrow-raising song selection, but alluded to his time with Spears when paparazzi asked him if he’d want to tour internationally. “I been around the world a couple times already,” he replied. “It was nice. I loved it.” Federline went on to say, “All I wanna do is play music and give people good vibes.”
“…Baby One More Time” was the title track from Spears’ debut album, catapulting her to global fame back in 1998. She and Federline didn’t get together until 2004. They wed later that year, and went on to have two sons together. Spears filed for divorce less than two months after their second child was born in 2006. Federline later obtained sole custody of the children as Spears struggled with her mental health.
They currently co-parent, and Gossip Cop hears things are “all good” between the exes. Both Spears and Federline have also moved on romantically. Following a broken engagement with Jason Trawick and a relationship with David Lucado, the singer has been dating Charlie Ebersol since last fall. Federline, meanwhile, is wed to Victoria Prince, with whom he has two daughters. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think of Federline playing Spears’ song.
I’m a child of the Britney Spears generation. The 1999 album Baby, One More Time was one of the earliest soundtracks of my youth, and I can’t let “Sometimes” hit the ’90s on Nine station without belting along. I’m not alone in Spears’ earliest album inspiring some serious nostalgia — after all, there hasn’t been a Halloween party since 1999 where someone hasn’t dressed up in the school girl outfit from the “Baby, One More Time” video. Spears’ later work may have been more adult and edgier, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the singer’s debut album… mainly because of the inspiring pieces of life advice that the album holds.
I’m telling you guys, the 17-year-old Spears really was the voice we listened to. The profound words of wisdom from those 11 songs inspired an entire nation to send e-mail to one another’s hearts and to love the person who drives us the craziest. Analyzing and interpreting these lyrics proves one thing: Spears had a hell of a lot of “important” things to say that we completely missed because we were too busy listening to her intoxicating voice. Here are the most inspirational quotes from Spears’ most intriguing work, because she never gets the philosophy credit she truly deserves.
“Loneliness up ahead, emptiness behind/ Where do I go?” — “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart”
Here, Spears is reflecting on the eternal human struggle. We live a lonely life only to plunge into oblivion when our time comes. It’s no wonder her heart is so broken.
“The earth is movin’ but I can’t feel the ground.” — “(You Drive Me) Crazy”
Another comment on humanity, obviously. Spears is pointing out just how little knowledge human beings really have about the world we live in, and how we choose to turn a blind eye to our mortality.
“‘Cause living in a dream of you and me is not the way that life should be.” — “Born to Make You Happy”
Spears is reflecting on some of the existential questions asked by films like The Matrix. Should we choose to live in a more pleasant reality, or confront the harsh world that actually exists around us? Spears gives us her answer in this song cleverly disguised as a love ballad.
“And for us there is no end in sight/Each day that I spend around you/Passes by too fast” — “Thinkin’ About You”
Here, Spears juxtaposes the ideas of time slipping away and being able to hold onto it forever. Spears is talking about a problem of our generation — the idea that we live life as though we will all live forever until we suddenly realize that our time has been wasted on meaningless, unfulfilling things.
“My loneliness is killing me” — “Baby, One More Time”
The lack of human connection is killing us all — emotionally, anyway.
“And all I do is check the screen to see if you’re OK” — “E-Mail My Heart”
Here the singer is speaking to the human connections lost by our reliance on technology. It’s a message that we all need to hear more of in our wired-in world. Thankfully, artists like Spears are here to deliver the hard, unrelenting truth — no matter how difficult it is to digest.