38: ‘Back to the 80’s’ by Aqua

It was in the 80’s Natasha worked at Service and Devotion and first began dating Steven. This is now years ago and the two are sitting together watching the 80’s with technology, that makes it seem as if they are in fact back there when she helped Service and Devotion put satellites in space, before Harmony surpasses her and their then-boss, Ronald Reagan.

They see the trends of the 80’s again: Don Johnson from Miami Vice and his style, commodore 64, Soap,  Rocky, Cherry coke, Mr. T, Twisted Sisters on MTV, Iron Maiden, 7UP, Bananarama, Breakfast Club, David Hasselhoff, too many man with heavy make-up on, too many poodles with guitars and Ferris Bueller.

They agree, that those were the days. M&M was just a snack back then. Huey Lewis was the news. The two of them went flying with Tom Cruise.

Natasha sees the things, she loved in particular: Cosby, Rubik’s Cube, Dynasty, Moon Boots, Devo, Barber Curls, Poltergeist and Barbie Girls, all still standing tall, with a big smile on her face.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUbxFeqRZwI

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/aqua/backtothe80s.html

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Also: this is the second song that might suggest this race/species/whatever, these people are, can fly. I can’t wait until/if the narrative lets me explore that.

 

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21: ‘No’ by Meghan Trainor

Natasha’s youth made her unwilling to being hit on. She considered herself untouchable. It has nothing to do with the individual guys – they might be sweet enough, but it’s simply not something she prioritised.

One time a shy guy attempted, encouraged by his friends. She rejected him before he even had a chance to speak.

This guy, however, wasn’t giving up, even as she kept turning down his compliments and attempts to ask her to dance, believing it to be him using deceiving means to achieve his ends.

He refused to give up, so she responded the way, she always did and encouraged her female friends to respond as well: ”My name is No, my sign is No and my number is No. You need to let it go.”

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMTAUr3Nm6I

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/meghantrainor/n.html

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18: ‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton

Natasha works for Service and Devotion, owned by Them.

This is her daily routine:

She tumbles out of bed and stumbles to the kitchen. Yawning and stretching she tries to come to life. She jumps in the shower and feels the blood start pumping. Out on the street, the traffic starts jumping, as she makes her way to her 9 to 5-job.

She’s ambitious and works hard, but still barely gets by.Her boss gets all the credit, while she and her coworkers and friends, one of which is her friend from her youth, do all the work, leading to them basically putting money in his pocket, making him richer every day. She fully believes, this is his game and doesn’t listen to anyone telling her otherwise.

She both wants and thinks, she deserves a fat promotion, but the boss won’t seem to let her get it (she swears, at it sometimes feels like he’s out to get her personally…).

They allow the workers to dream of a better life but never lets them actually achieve it. They got them exactly where they want them and just need them to dream that they can get further, so they will work harder. They use the boss and his behaviour as a means to shatter the worker’s dreams in front of their eyes.

But They can’t convince Natasha to give up her dream. One day her ship will come in, the tide is going to turn and it’s all going to roll her way.

 

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbxUSsFXYo4

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/dollyparton/9to5.html

 

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17: ‘Girl in a Country Song’ by Maddie & Tae

Natasha spent her youth in a country song. There wasn’t much respect in being a girl. There used to be, but now, girls weren’t good for anything other than looking good for the guys. They had to wear a bikini top and painted-on, cut-off jeans and walk around barefooted.

The guys didn’t even call the girls by their names. They simply called out ‘hey girl’, when they wanted them over to sit with them on their tailgate. The girls were really just supposed to climb up in the guys’ trucks, keep their mouths shut and ride along, whether they wanted to or not – and consider themselves lucky to get that.

Natasha and her friend weren’t going to take it anymore. They rejected any advances and announced their displeasure with the system publicly by mocking it.

Link to audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBmuUaxlaC8

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/maddietae/girlinacountrysong.html

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16: ‘I wanna have your babies’ by Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha meets Steven in Vegas.They spend time together there and think, that will be it. It isn’t. They become a couple.

Natasha wants to bear his children. She doesn’t want to risk losing him, so she buttons her lips. She knows, it would scare him if knew just how badly she wanted this and how far she had thought ahead (she has already picked out the church, they’ll attend, what the children’s names  will be and which schools, they’ll go to).

Sometimes she just can’t contain her feelings. When this happens, she pretends, it was a meant as a joke.

She uses methods belonging to her church to wish for him to get ready for her to tell: lighting candles and throwing coins into a fountain. She doesn’t want to say anything to Steven before she’s sure, he’ll respond positively to the idea.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttMpE1jgfEg

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/natashabedingfield/iwannahaveyourbabies.html

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