The Jukebox: Townie

Lyrics from “Townie” by Mitski. I interpreted these lines as someone fighting to make their own path in life, despite it going against who they should be. The song itself is loud and audibly busy, so I tried to visualize that my filling up the canvas with big shapes and bold text. It’s a little messy so the lyrics are as follows: I’m holding my breath with a baseball bat / but I don’t know what I’m waiting for / I am not gonna be what my daddy wants me to be. 

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Thi Mai is a junior majoring in biology, health & society. They love making digital art and comics, and want to start expanding into animation. This semester, they are working towards completing an animated short film. Check out "Frame by Frame" every Sunday night for progress updates and reflection on the process! You can find more of their work on their Tumblr blog: https://cherryysocks.tumblr.com/

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Mark Green
1 year 1 month ago

Hey, I really enjoyed your interpretation of the lyrics from “Townie” by Mitski. The lines you’ve chosen really captures the theme of someone fighting to make their own path in life, despite it going against who they should be. The lyrics “I’m holding my breath with a baseball bat / but I don’t know what I’m waiting for / I am not gonna be what my daddy wants me to be” really resonates with me and I can relate to the feeling of wanting to forge your own way in life.

The way you visualized the song with the big shapes and bold text is really interesting, it adds to the interpretation and makes it more relatable. The loud and audibly busy sound of the song is also well portrayed through your visual representation. I appreciate the effort you’ve put into making the lyrics more relatable and understandable. Overall, it’s a great interpretation and it’s amazing how a simple song can have a deep meaning. Best regards, Mark Green of Jpazamu.com