Friday, December 7, 2007

Reba McEntire-Fancy: Jacqui Duthie




-I found this song “Fancy” by Reba McEntire from one of my cds. I have a few of her cds, so I am aware of her music.

-Well, this song is about a mother forcing her daughter sell herself to men to make money for the family. The mother wants the daughter to look “fancy” so she would get paid more. The lyrics state that the family was poor and the mother could not find a job. That is when she sent her daughter out on the street.

-This song is a story about a family that is struggling and made sacrifices. The mainstream ignores these stories because people do not want to hear why women sell themselves. People just think of the stereotypes and do not want to know the real reason.

-I think this song is empowering. This song is about a girl who was trying to help her family and would have don’t anything. I do not think this song will change society. Only because I do not feel that people would want to help the lives of prostitutes. Some people can be stubborn.

-I do not think if there were more song like this that it would not be understood. The mainstream music business does not want to hear about hardship of feminism and women’s rights. To be honest, most popular songs out today are about having sex and doing drugs.

-I think Reba McEntire’s work is amazing. She has many songs that are about different needs and issues that because do not notice. She had a television show that was about a family, and during that show they covered many different issues.


References:
www.lyricsdownload.com/reba-mcentire-lyrics.html

4 comments:

Ticketwood said...

What a wonderful concert. My husband and I had got tickets from Ticketsinventory.com at discounted prices and a big "Thank You" to Ticketsinventory for Reba Mcentire Tickets .We drove from the Lewiston-Clarkston area to attend Reba concert. It was our first, and won't be the last. Being a Music teacher, I've followed Reba's career since the first interview I saw years ago. Believe me, there is nothing like Reba and George Strait show.

riderinthewind said...

I am sorry you missed the tragic point of the story. Fancy's family wasnt poor, but in deep poverty. The father had abandoned his family, the mother was seriously ill and the family was on the verge of starvation. In the mothers desperation, her only way of saving her daughter was by turning her out to make her money on the street where an untrained attractive girl could make a living. This was the act of a desperate woman grasping at a dying hope for a better life for her daughter. Also, it may interest you that the Reba Mcentire version was a remake of a Bobbie Gentry song from 1970 or 71.

Unknown said...

Yes, riderinthewind is correct. You should be aware that the mother in the story is not "comfortable" with her decision to turn her daughter out into the street, but it is her only choice. She is dying. Fancy knew that her mother felt immense guilt and shame over her decision. At the end of the song, as Fancy revisits her childhood home, we hear her whisper to her deceased mother,"It's alright, mama."

Unknown said...

Yes, riderinthewind is correct. You should be aware that the mother in the story is not "comfortable" with her decision to turn her daughter out into the street, but it is her only choice. She is dying. Fancy knew that her mother felt immense guilt and shame over her decision. At the end of the song, as Fancy revisits her childhood home, we hear her whisper to her deceased mother,"It's alright, mama."