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Riff: Justin Bieber – “Boyfriend”

Jan 2, 2013

I could be your Buzz Lightyear, fly across the globe

from Boyfriend lyrics by Justin Bieber

While Bieber subsists as a corporate-sponsored money-vacuum in families of suburban preteens, there’s no denying his singing, shining here. Still, the rapping falls flat in his G-rated take on “Drop it Like it’s Hot” or “Wait (The Whisper Song).” This isn’t the beat for family-friendly monogamy.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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