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People are Astonished to Learn the True Meaning of TLC’s song “Waterfalls”

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Fans of TLC are just beginning to understand the significance of “Waterfalls.”

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Getting behind the waterfalls

Your naive and impressionable mind had little time – or care – to really think about the lyrics you were singing. Like many songs you used to parade around your bedroom too, screaming at the top of your lungs into your hairbrush microphone, and dancing like no one was looking.

One song that I frequently shouted out while in the shower or played on my iPod while imagining I was in a music video while driving was TLC’s “Waterfalls,” which is and always will be an amazing banger. But did I really understand what the lyrics were about? No, I had no idea whatsoever.

After learning the significance of the message the music supports, other listeners of the song have experienced a similar shock.

Think again if you believed that the “waterfall” TLC sang about was indeed a waterfall.

The metaphorical “waterfall” represents numerous, much more mature themes.

The opening line of the song’s lyrics describes a mother who is unable to connect with or help her kid, who “can’t manage to keep himself out of trouble.”

With the line, “So, he goes out and he makes his money the best way he knows how/ Another body laying cold in the gutter,” the song’s lyrics quickly take a turn.

And things just get gloomier.

The chorus effectively tells the story of a mother pleading with her son not to go too far in search of “waterfalls,” which, according to Songfacts, are “money and respect via peddling narcotics.”

The second stanza is about a man’s relationship with a woman, and the casual sex that he engages in is his “waterfall” because of his “natural desire with temptation.”

This could indicate that he is infidelity or that the lady he is seeing is infidelity. In either case, he gets HIV and passes away (the website claims that “three letters took him to his ultimate resting place”).

Other problematic lyrics we sang as kids included “For fallin’ prey to crime/ I say the system got you victim to your own mind/ For tootin’ caine in your own vein/ You shoot and aim for someone else’s brain/

Issues like drug addiction, crime, and mental health are all implied by the lyrics.

But the song’s overarching theme is to spread awareness of how the AIDS problem began, with the first cases being reported in 1981.

The messages in ‘Waterfalls’ hit home, and I think that’s why it’s our biggest hit to date, said TLC member Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas in an interview with The Guardian. “We wanted to make a song with a strong message – about unprotected sex, being promiscuous, and hanging out in the wrong crowd,” she said.

Since then, a wave of people has flocked to Twitter in shock at the song’s lyrics’ darker, more profound, and more potent themes.

“Just checked up on the meaning of Waterfalls by TLC. I did not expect that” one user commented.

Another person commented, “Really changes up the meaning of the song. My coworker’s fiancée thought TLC’s song was about a guy named Jason Waterfalls.”

A third said: “Me and my older brothers song is Waterfalls by tlc It has so much meaning to us. It makes me sad when I hear it. I miss him. Love you p hars.”

Well, you learn something new every day.

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Black Adam to Lose a Lot After Its Release

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Although Dwayne Johnson’s blockbuster Black Adam may have challenged the DCEU’s system of power, it failed to perform well at the box office. According to Variety, the most recent DC blockbuster has only made $387 million globally since it opened in theaters on October 21.

News by the Numbers

Black Adam could lose between $50 and $100 million at the box office due to a $195 million production cost, an estimated $80 to $100 million marketing expense, and the fact that movie theaters keep about half the ticket sale revenues.

Still Making It

Variety said that Black Adam will eventually break even at $600 million, while Warner Bros. sources claim that the real figure is $425 million. Black Adam had a strong opening weekend, grossing $140 million worldwide. Even though the movie’s second weekend experienced a significant 59% fall, it managed to maintain its box office dominance.

Not only Black Adam has recently had trouble earning money at the box office. Strange World, a significant animated film from Disney, had a poor $12 million opening weekend and then experienced a 60% decrease to $4.9 million. Not the best times for these movies, but hopefully they would do better later on.

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To Play “Elden Ring” with Him for 40 Hours, a Gamer Pays a Cam Girl $20,000

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The video game Elden Ring is fantastic and offers a unique single-player experience, but it’s also a riot when played with others.

More fun with Friends

The new open-world adventure from FromSoftware is fairly similar to its predecessors in that you can call in friends (or complete strangers) to explore and aid you against some of the more difficult bosses.

If you’re feeling extremely vicious, you can even invade the worlds of other gamers and bring them untold suffering.

However, not everyone has companions who are prepared to invest the time necessary to truly master a game like Elden Ring. What should a daring explorer do in such a circumstance? Apparently, you can pay a cam girl $20,000 for a 40-hour encounter.

Using the website CamSoda, 31-year-old Chris from New Jersey claims to have paid adult model Charley Hart $20,160 (or roughly £15,200) to play Elden Ring with him for one extended session.

According to Chris, “I typically play campaigns by myself in my boxer briefs and overdose on carbs while consuming energy drinks.” We became fairly close and connected on a deeper level, so it was lovely to have Charley traveling with me through The Lands Between.

I truly loved her company, and I hope to stream with her again when the next big game is released, he continued.

Chris claims that Charley and he completed the game in 40 hours. Even though it’s not impossible, it’s still quite an accomplishment. Chris was reportedly turned off by it and never wanted to do anything similar again.

It was intense, he acknowledged. “I was hellbent on finishing the game, but if I ever play a full campaign, I’m going to split it up next time.”

According to Charley, some cam ladies reported an increase in requests to game during the pandemic, with some customers perhaps simply preferring the firm under lockdown.

“I’ve joined clients for longer periods of time while they game, prepare dinner, eat dinner, etc. It’s like long-form camming,” she added. “I’m not simply a cam girl who acts for, say, 7 minutes.”

“I didn’t fully realize how long 40 consecutive hours is. It takes a lot of stamina, in more ways than one. But Chris and I really hit it off at the beginning, and it was fun,” the participant said.

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This Latest Netflix Movie Manages to Grab a Perfect Score on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rotten Tomatoes gave Netflix’s most recent creature movie a perfect score, praising it for its moralistic narrative, entertaining special effects, and inventive takes on Swedish mythology.

An Interesting Plot

The protagonist of the tale is the paleontologist Nora Tidemman, who grew up hearing tales from Swedish mythology from her father. Nora joins forces with an academic, a soldier, and a government advisor to investigate a string of fatalities on a hillside and learn what is going on in Dovre. The mountain then begins to move, and the troll that lives there wreaks havoc on the people who are endangering its home.

Great Results

Troll has received numerous comparisons to Godzilla in reviews, and it formerly had a perfect critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. The score has since dropped to 85%, but that’s still a pretty remarkable performance for a movie in 2022, knowing that there are a lot of good movies out there.

Make sure you check out the trailer of it right here!

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