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Shiny - Jemaine Clement

Soundtrack: Moana

Song Text

Shiny Song Lyrics

Well, Tamatoa hasn't always been this glam
I was a drab little crab once
Now I know I can be happy as a clam
Because I'm beautiful, baby

Did your granny say listen to your heart
Be who you are on the inside
I need three words to tear her argument apart
Your granny lied!
I'd rather be...

Like a treasure from a sunken pirate wreck
Scrub the deck and make it look...

I will sparkle like a wealthy woman's neck
Just a sec!

Don't you know
Fish are dumb, dumb, dumb
They chase anything that glitters (beginners!)

Oh, and here they come, come, come
To the brightest thing that glitters
Mmm, fish dinners

I just love free food
And you look like seafood
(Like seafood)

Well, well, well
Little Maui's having trouble with his look
You little semi-demi-mini-god
Ouch! What a terrible performance
Get the hook (get it?)
You don't swing it like you used to, man

Yet I have to give you credit for my start
And your tattoos on the outside
For just like you I made myself a work of art
I'll never hide; I can't, I'm too...

Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough
Strut my stuff; my stuff is so...

Send your armies but they'll never be enough
My shell's too tough

Maui man, you could try, try, try
But you can't expect a demi-god
To beat a decapod (give it up)

You will die, die, die
Now it's time for me to take apart
Your aching heart

Far from the ones who abandoned you
Chasing the love of these humans
Who made you feel wanted
You tried to be tough
But your armour's just not hard enough

Now it's time to kick your...
Ever seen someone so...

Soak it in 'cause it's the last you'll ever see
C'est la vie mon ami
I'm so...

Now I'll eat you, so prepare your final plea
Just for me
You'll never be quite as...
You wish you were nice and...

December, 14th 2016
"Shiny," performed by Jemaine Clement in the character of Tamatoa in Disney's "Moana," is a song that delves into themes of vanity, superficiality, and the facade of glamour. Tamatoa, a giant, tresure-encrusted crab, uses the song to express his philosophy of life that prioritizes external beauty and material glitter over inner values and genuine self-worth.

The song opens with Tamatoa reflecting on his past, aknowledging that he wasn't always as glamorous. He dismisses the conventional wisdom of "listening to your heart" and "being who you are on the inside," which is imparted by Moana's grandmother. Instead, he champions surface-level attractiveness, as evidenced by his obsession with being "shiny" like a treasure. This reflects his belief that external beauty and the ability to dazzle others is of paramount importance.

Throughout the song, Tamatoa equates his worth with his shiny exterior, which he believes makes him superior. The lyrics "I will sparkle like a wealthy woman's neck" and "Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough" emphasize his fixation on appearance. This fixation is also a metaphor for how people, in general, can become obsessed with superficial appearances and material possessions, often at the expense of more profound, intrinsic qualities.

Tamatoa's interaction with Maui, the demi-god, further explores these themes. He criticizes Maui for losing his former glory and for relying on the admiration of humans. Tamatoa's own transformation into a work of art, as he describes himself, is shown to be purely external, devoid of any real substance.

"Shiny" is a satirical take on society's preoccupation with surface-level beauty and the allure of materialism. The song serves as a critique of how external appearances can be deceiving and how true value often lies beneath the surface. It portrays the idea that what truly matters can't always be seen and that genuine self-worth comes from within, not from how one appears to others.

It is an interesting stuff – this song is called 'Shiny' and it is performed by Jemaine Clement, while there is a song in the soundtrack named ‘Bling-Bling’ and it is performed by a person named 'Shiny'. Interesting equivoque paronomasia.
A pop folk song continues a slightly over 3 minutes. And despite being performed by a person whose name sounds really French, it is sung completely in solid English.
The lyrics of the song completely recreate the French lyrics of the song ‘Bling-Bling’, probably to captivate the bilingual auditorium of the film or to stress out the idea even further.

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