Macklemore Same Love Analysis

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The debate on gay rights dates back many years. Same sex marriage passed three years ago, but it took a huge effort to get the legislation voted on and approved. Macklemore, an artist with a huge following, created a song called “Same Love” to spread awareness to the issue of same sex marriage. Using his platform, he conjured up many views on his song, which in turn helped pass referendum 74, a bill proposing the legalization of same sex marriage in the state of Washington. The lyrics within the song stimulate many different emotions and sends a very clear message to the audience: gay people should have the same equal rights of everyone and America has become too insensitive on the topic of homosexuality.

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The “Have you read the YouTube comments lately ‘Man that 's gay’ gets dropped on the daily, we 've become so numb to what we 're saying,” lyric refers to how accustomed our society has come to using offensive words. Macklemore makes the point that society does not realize the impact of our actions and that is the core issue at hand. Another point Macklemore stresses is the ignorance of our society; we know that the word ‘faggot’ is offensive and hurtful, but nevertheless, we still continue using it. When Macklemore says, “Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board. A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it, gay is synonymous with the lesser,” he is referring to our ignorance. Our society corrupted the word ‘gay’ and redefined it to be inferior. One last set of lyrics that really conveys Macklemore’s intention lies in the final lines of the last verse of the song, “I might not be the same, but that 's not important, no freedom 'til we 're equal, damn right I support it.” This establishes Macklemore’s true intentions with the song. Macklemore acknowledges that he will never know how it feels to be in the position of a gay person, but he will go on to proudly fight for equal rights for homosexuals. Through this song, Macklemore intends to argue that gay people should…show more content…
We conquered the obstacle of passing same sex marriage, but that exists as one of many obstacles the gay community will have to overcome. With the help of songs like “Same Love,” the fight for gay rights will move forward and eventually LGBTQ+ people will have equal rights as everyone else. The song till this day still gets played and continues to spread awareness about gay rights. Out of all the social justice songs Macklemore produced, “Same Love” has by far shown the most success. Another one of his social justice songs called “White Privilege II” discusses racism, specifically police brutality to the male African American population. “White Privilege II” did not gain as much popularity as “Same Love,” but nonetheless the message still fights for the just side. I believe overall, Macklemore’s “Same Love” song yielded a massive impact on the gay rights
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