Song of the Day #2,030: ‘Bound 2’ – Kanye West

yeezus_kanyeRounding out the Village Voice Pazz & Jop top ten is the third Kanye West song, and by far the worst of the bunch.

‘Bound 2’ is so bad it makes you wonder if it’s bad on purpose. Kanye’s rapping, never his strongest suit, is just awful here and the production, always his strongest suit, is disjointed and unpleasant.

Sometimes I wonder what exactly is going through critics’ minds when they give a song like this enough votes to reach #10 on a year-end poll.

Are they that thoroughly duped by the hype around Kanye West? Are they in on the joke?

Or do they actually like this shit?

[Hook]
Bound to fall in love
Bound to fall in love
(Uh-huh, honey)

[Bridge: Kanye West]
All them other niggas lame, and you know it now
When a real nigga hold you down, you supposed to drown
Bound…

[Hook]

[Verse 1: Kanye West]
What you doin’ in the club on a Thursday?
She say she only here for her girl birthday
They ordered champagne but still look thirsty
Rock Forever 21 but just turned thirty
I know I got a bad reputation
Walking-round-always-mad reputation
Leave-a-pretty-girl-sad reputation
Start a Fight Club, Brad reputation
I turnt the nightclub out of the basement
I’ll turn the plane ’round, your ass keep complainin’
How you gon’ be mad on vacation?
Dutty wining ’round all these Jamaicans
Uh, this that prom shit
This that what-we-do-don’t-tell-your-mom shit
This that red-cup-all-on-the-lawn shit
Got a fresh cut, straight out the salon, bitch

[Bridge: Charlie Wilson]
I know you’re tired of lovin’, of lovin’
With nobody to love, nobody, nobody (Uh-huh, honey)

[Bridge: Kanye West]
Close your eyes and let the word paint a thousand pictures
One good girl is worth a thousand bitches

[Hook]

[Verse 2: Kanye West]
I wanna fuck you hard on the sink
After that, give you somethin’ to drink
Step back, can’t get spunk on the mink
I mean damn, what would Jeromey Romey Romey Rome think?
Hey, you remember where we first met?
Okay, I don’t remember where we first met
But hey, admittin’ is the first step
And hey, you know ain’t nobody perfect
And I know, with the hoes I got the worst rep
But hey, their backstroke I’m tryna perfect
And hey, ayo, we made it: Thanksgivin’
So hey, maybe we can make it to Christmas
She asked me what I wished for on my wishlist
Have you ever asked your bitch for other bitches?
Maybe we could still make it to the church steps
But first, you gon’ remember how to forget
After all these long-ass verses
I’m tired, you tired, Jesus wept

[Bridge: Charlie Wilson]
I know you’re tired of lovin’, of lovin’
With nobody to love, nobody, nobody
Just grab somebody, no leavin’ this party
With nobody to love, nobody, nobody (Uh-huh, honey)

[Bridge: Kanye West]
Jerome’s in the house, watch your mouth
Jerome’s in the house, watch your mouth

[Hook]

One thought on “Song of the Day #2,030: ‘Bound 2’ – Kanye West

  1. Dana says:

    After reading your comment and given mt predisposed dislike of Kanye, I was fully prepared to agree with you that this song was shit, but then I played the song and I’ll be damned if I didn’t hate it. He’s clearly not trying to shows off rap prowess here. The production isn’t bad (though purposely tinny in parts) and the chorus relatively catchy, particularly the rather amusing….”Uh huh, honey.”

    Having said that, Should this be in a top 10? Not in my opinion, but it is clear that critics are swimming in kool-aid when it comes to Kanye.

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