Studio Killer's "Grande Finale" explores a moment when someone in a relationship believes that—against the odds—everything moving forward will be perfect and full of wonder. It's a bittersweet moment, because it's suggested that future is...
I've been a dirty bastard
But I will clean my act up
I wanna stop doin' bad
I wanna meet your mom and dad

Is that an unpretending little happy ending?
This a grande finale

Whoa oh oh oh oh
Rolling snare drums echo
Whoa oh oh oh oh
The rain sounds like applause

Yeah-ah-ah

I finally found you
The one that I've been waitin' for
I finally found what
I'd already stopped lookin' for

I've been a dirty bastard
But I will clean my act up
I wanna stop doin' bad
I wanna meet your mom and dad

Whoa oh oh oh oh
Rolling snare drums echo
Whoa oh oh oh oh
The rain sounds like applause

I finally found you
The one that I’ve been waitin' for
I finally found what
I’d already stopped lookin' for

Whoa oh oh oh oh
Rolling snare drums echo
Whoa oh oh oh oh
The rain sounds like applause

Yeah-ah

I finally found you
The one that I’ve been waitin' for
I finally found what
I’d already stopped lookin' for

I finally found what
I'd already stopped lookin' for


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    Song MeaningStudio Killer's "Grande Finale" explores a moment when someone in a relationship believes that—against the odds—everything moving forward will be perfect and full of wonder. It's a bittersweet moment, because it's suggested that future is unlikely.

    The singer, addressing their (his/her) beloved, states: "I've been a dirty bastard / but I will clean my act up." It suggests the singer has been abusive, but intends to cease their bad behavior. The singer imagines a future of loving bliss: "This is a Grande Finale." Even something normally characterized as somber (rainfall) is instead imagined as celebratory drums and applause.

    The singer comes across as sincere in their message; they characterize their beloved as ideal: "The one that I'd been waiting for." They don't want to do harm, or lose the beloved they address the song to, because "I finally found what / I'd already stopped looking for."

    The double-message here is that this is a moment of imagined bliss. . . the grandiose vision will (likely) not come true. "It's not an unpretending / Little happy ending / This is a Grande Finale." What's the opposite of pretending? -- Reality. Truth. It's not a [b]real[/b] happy ending (a real happy ending here is characterized as 'little,' lesser) but an imagined one. Instead of something real, the singer requires something monumental and perhaps unobtainable. Maybe that love will not be everything they imagined. Maybe they will not manage their goal of "stop doin' bad," in the relationship.

    It's a beautiful song, set in the moment of idealized hope for the future. And it's open to interpretation. . . maybe the singer will find the grand joy they envision, maybe they will not. This is a bittersweet moment, a moment locked in time envisioning a happy ending, a "Grande finale," before the long trek of reality ahead fulfills or dashes the singer's aims.
    Curveon December 21, 2016   Link

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