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  • 1. I CAN PLAY THE BACKGROUND BY: LECRAEBy: MasonMazerolle
  • 2. • Lyrics I could play the background I could play the background’ Cause I know sometimes I get in the way So wont You take the lead, lead, lead? So wont You take the lead, lead, lead? And I could play the background, background And you could take the lead Verse 1:Its evident you run the show, so let me back down You take the leading role, and Ill play the background I know I miss my cues, know I forget my lines Im sticking to your script, and Im reading all your signs (Aye I dont need my name in lights, (Aye) I dont need a starring role Why gain the whole wide world, If Im just going to lose my soul? And my ways isnt purified, dont live according to Your Word I cant endure this life without Your wisdom being heard So word to every dancer for a pop star Cause we all play the background, but mines a rockstarYeah, so if you need me Ill be stage right Praying the whole world would start embracing stage frights let me fall back, stop giving my suggestions Cause when I follow my obsessions, I end up confessinThat Im not that impressive, matter of fact Im who I are, a trail of stardust leading to the superstarHook:I could play the background could play the background Cause I know sometimes I get in the ways wont You take the lead, lead, lead? So wont You take the lead, lead, lead? And I could play the background, background And you could take the lead Verse 2:Yo, I had a dream that I was captain of my soul was master of my fate, lost control, and then I sank So I dont want to take the lead, cause Im prone to make mistakes All these folks who follow me, going end up in the wrong places just let me shadow you, just let me trace your lines Matter of fact, just take my pen, here, you create my rhymes Cause if I do this by myself, Im scared that Ill succeed And no longer trust in You, cause I only trust in mean see, thats how you end up headed to destruction Paving a road to nowhere, pour your life out for nothinYou pulled my card, Im bluffing, You know whats in my handle, I just roll and trust you, You cause the dice to land Im in control of nothing, follow You at any cost Some call it sovereign will, all I know is you the boss And man, Im so at ease, Im so content Ill play the background, like its an instrumentHook:I could play the background could play the background Cause I know sometimes I get in the ways wont You take the lead, lead, lead? So wont You take the lead, lead, lead? And I could play the background, background And you could take the leadBridge:I know Im safest when Im in Your will, and trust Your Wordy know Im dangerous when I trust myself, my vision blurred And I isnt got no time to play lifes foolish games Got plenty aims, but do they really Glorify Your name? And its a shame, the way I want to do these things for You, yet Dont even cling to you, take time to sit and glean from You It seems like You were patient in my ignorance If ignorance is bliss, its cause she never heard of thisHook:I could play the background could play the background Cause I know sometimes I get in the ways wont You take the lead, lead, lead? So wont You take the lead, lead, lead? And I could play the background, background And you could take the leadHook:I could play the background could play the background Cause I know sometimes I get in the ways wont You take the lead, lead, lead? So wont You take the lead, lead, lead? And I could play the background, background And you could take the lead.
  • 3. Figurative languageSimileSymbolismPersonification
  • 4. Simile• Explain-plays an instruments.• Simile-I’ll play the background, Like it’s an instrument.• -He is comparing the background like he
  • 5. Personification• Yo, I had a dream that I was a captain of my soul.• Explain You can not be the captain of your soul.
  • 6. Symbolism• I could play the background.• Explain- It is symbolic to not getting in the way.
  • 7. Musical Devices• End Rhyme-• Slant Rhyme-• Repetition• Refrain/chorus• Assonance/Consonance
  • 8. End Rhyme• End Rhyme-• So word to every dancer for a pop-Star.• Cause we all play the background, But mine’s a rock-star.• Explain- Rock-star and Pop-Star Rhyme
  • 9. Slant Rhyme• Its evident you run the show, so let me back down.• You take the leading role, I’ll play the background.• Almost the same vowel sound.• Explain- Back down and Background rhyme.
  • 10. Repetition• I could play the background• I could play the background• I could play the background• Explain- always repeats.
  • 11. Refrain/chorus• I could play the background• I could play the background• Cause I know sometimes I get in the way• So wont you take the lead, lead, lead• So wont you take the lead, lead, lead• And I could play the background, background• And you can take the lead• Explain- this chorus always comes back in the song.
  • 12. Assonance/Consonance• I could play the background.• I could play the background.• Assonance-Blue Consonance-Red
  • 13. Imagery• Visual- Praying the whole world would start embracing stage fright.• Visual-When I trust my self, my vision blurred.• Touch-You role the dice to land