It's so insperational, I don't NEED originality!

posted February 28, 2006 by Q

QOk, so DMC and Sarah McLachlan have collaborated on a song and video called "Just Like Me", it's all about the wonder that is adoption! Oh happy subject!

Unfortunately, the opening notes are bastardized clones of Cat Steven's "Cats in the Cradle", and the chorus is directly lifted from the aforementioned song as well. We're off to a great start.

So then, taking a page out of Eminem's book "What I am.", DMC decides to randomly jump off a roof and fall. Lucky for us, the rapper lands on his feet and the video continues on it's merry way. While Sarah and DMC make an interesting combination, I would have thought Sarah would have more artistic conviction then to vomit out a well known chorus for a mock inspirational song. Now that I think about it, this song is kind of like Billy Talent's - Nothing To Lose in reverse.

I'm amused by the fact that the hospital in this video looks like it's next to Movieverse Spiderman's house it's so run down and shoddy.

So now we get to the point of this video, which is "hey! Adoption rocks! Thanks for abandoning me mom and dad, I'm doin' fine. Bet'cha kept me after all, huh? Suckers." DMC, if you want your message to be viable and taken seriously, then be original. Don't 'sample'someone else's work on a subject like this. It makes you look lazy and far less sincere. And Sarah...All I can think to say is that I'm glad I saw you perform live before this waste of notes was produced.

You get a 3.5 because Sarah's voice is still lovely, and the kids singing at the end, while sappy as fuck, sounded kinda nice.

Rating: 3.5 vodka