Analyzing The Big Time Rush Theme Song

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Ever since I can remember, I’ve stanned Big Time Rush. My favorite member? Logan, obviously. But today, I’m going to be critically anylazing the emotionally complex, deep, and meaningful lyrics to the theme song of the hit Nickelodeon show starring our kings, Big Time Rush.

   So, the song starts off with everyone’s least favorite member, Kendall, singing these inspiring words, “Make it count, play it straight. Don’t look back, don’t hesitate, when you go big time.” Now, you may be asking yourself, what does this mean? Why would I hesitate? What is “going big time?” I used to be just as confused as you are. But, look closer, really think about it, and you might find yourself admiring the poetic genius of Big Time Rush. This song is about following your dreams, without fear, without hesitation, and without worry.

   After that, we hear James sing, “What you want, what you feel. Never quit, and make it real.
When you roll big time.” James is telling is to never give up on our dreams, they can become a reality, just like his did. He started off as a nobody, but soon became the face of a generation.

   We now come to the utterly iconic chorus that goes like this, “Go and shake it up! What you gotta lose? Go and make your luck with the life you choose, if you want it all, lay it on the line. It’s the only life you got, so you gotta live it big time.” They poured their heart and soul into this chorus, and it really shows. They worked so hard to become what they were in 2011. They put their life as hockey players on the line to live their dream and become A-list celebrities to 6 year old girls all across the world.

A few amazing verses later, we get hit with this line, sang by every member, “Look around, every light is shining now, it’s brighter somehow. Look around, nothing’s really as it seems, nothing but dreams. You and I, gonna make a brand new sound, like we own this town. We can’t die, now our feet are off the ground, we’ll never look down. Welcome to the big time, all the pretty people see you walking in the sunshine. Welcome to the good times, life will never be the same.” It’s almost as if they knew it wasn’t going to last. They knew Big Time Rush was going to become irrelevant to the media in a matter of 3, maybe 4 years. But there’s something all Big Time Rush fans know that they don’t, Big Time Rush lives on forever in our hearts. Even though Carlos has a baby now, and everyone’s all grown up, Big Time Rush will always live on.

So what does this all mean? I think, no matter what, we all have something to learn from Big Time Rush. We need to let go of our fears and stop procrastinating. We can live our dream, just like they did. We all just gotta live it big time.

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