Song of the Day #2,731: ‘Kill Em With Kindness’ – Selena Gomez

selena-gomez-revival-preview-250x250Best Songs of 2015 – #11
‘Kill Em With Kindness’ – Selena Gomez

2015 was another strong year for women. Six of my top ten albums are by female artists, including records in the pop and punk genres that I normally avoid.

One of those solid albums is Revival, Selena Gomez’s “comeback” record (to the extent that a 23-year-old can be in need of a comeback). This is her second solo album (she released three others leading a band called The Scene, though those records rested on her shoulders as well).

Revival represents Gomez’s emergence into the music world as her own woman, free of the baggage that comes with a career as a “Disney kid.” The sleek, sexy R&B on this record is a new sound for Gomez but one that suits her very well.

The album produced a couple of modest hits in ‘Good For You‘ and ‘Same Old Love‘ but the song that most grabbed me is ‘Kill Em With Kindness.’

The key to a great dance pop song: whistling.

[Verse 1]
The world can be a nasty place
You know it, I know it, yeah
We don’t have to fall from grace
Put down the weapons you fight with

[Chorus]
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em, kill ’em, kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Go ‘head, go ‘head, go ‘head, go ‘head now

[Verse 2]
We’re running out of time
Chasing our lies
Everyday a small piece of you dies
Always somebody
You’re willing to fight, to be right

[Pre-Chorus]
Your lies are bullets
Your mouth’s a gun
And no war in anger
Was ever won
Put out the fire before igniting
Next time you’re fighting

[Chorus]
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em, kill ’em, kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Go ‘head, go ‘head, go ‘head, go ‘head now

[Bridge]
Go ahead, go ahead now
Go ahead, go ahead now

[Pre-Chorus]
Your lies are bullets
Your mouth’s a gun
No war and anger
Was ever won
Put out the fire before igniting
Next time you’re fighting

[Chorus]
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em, kill ’em, kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Kill ’em with kindness
Go ‘head, go ‘head, go ‘head, go ‘head now

[Outro]
Go ahead, go ahead now
Go ahead, go ahead now
Go ahead, go ahead now

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,731: ‘Kill Em With Kindness’ – Selena Gomez

  1. Dana says:

    “Same Old Love” is more than a modest hit. Hard to turn on the radio nowadays without hearing it. Of course, it doesn’t have whistling.😄

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