Mr MooQ Presents 'Oh My My My My' Single
Although the arrangement to Mr MooQ’s “Oh My My My My” is built upon a
largely synth-based arrangement, its vocal is gently crooned. In fact,
one could just as easily imagine this song being performed with a grand
piano or accompanied by a lush orchestra. The singing just has that sort
of timeless quality to it.
The track begins a little like an ‘80s ballad. Like one of those ballads
by The Cars, or some other MTV video star. It features swirling backing
music, along with sometimes unusual percussion and what sounds like
flute (or a computer approximation of a flute). There is also guitar,
but it is mainly for extra coloring, rather than to drive the track.
On the chorus, Mr MooQ asks, “Why does love hurt so bad?” This song is
about the pain of separation. We’re told of how the night is lonely, and
the night is bitter. Mr MooQ also paraphrases the Biblical truth of how
a house divided against itself cannot stand. These two people have
different points of view. So different, in fact, that it separates them.
They just cannot agree enough to get along and stay together. We’re not
ever told what this difference is, exactly. It’s probably irrelevant to
the song, anyhow. The point is that these two cannot find common ground,
and Mr MooQ is despondent over their inability to work things out. It’s
an age-old dilemma, isn’t it? “I tried to see things your way/But that
meant losing you.”
The song title is the sound of misunderstanding. We can’t find the exact
right words to describe our circumstances at times, so we just exclaim,
“Oh my my my my!” Although those around us may not know why we’re
expressing ourselves thus, everyone knows we’re exasperated about
something. In this case, it’s Mr MooQ reacting to a breakup. One is
touched by the politeness of these words. He doesn’t come off angry or
vindictive. In today’s world, many of these types of songs come off like
an auditory middle finger. ‘You hurt me, so go to hell!’ these other
song lyrics seem to express, in so many words. Mr MooQ’s song is much
sadder and more confused, however. He’s not lashing out at this other
person; he’s just coming face-to-face with his own emotions over the
situation. He also takes some responsibility for this unwanted outcome,
saying at one point that there was so much more he could have said. When
we fail (at love, or at just about anything, for that matter) we tend to
play Monday morning quarterback, going over and over what just happened
inside our heads. This song is the sound of Mr MooQ doing just that.
This song sounds as though it was written some time after a breakup. It
has a reasonable tone to it, as though this person waited some time
before composing these thoughts. Many times, our first responses can be
overly angry and hurtful. We soon regret what we’ve said. Not here,
though. The person in this song is mulling over events sadly, but
tactfully. There is no way one would ever regret saying these things.
This is a sad song about love, but also one of the better ones.