1) I am not exactly a connoisseur of meaningful music. I am largely responsible for the success of the Spice Girls and Ace of Base in the 90's. I still can't get enough of "Girlfriend"by Avril Lavigne (me and Mickey have most of the dance routine down from the video as well). I still hope and dream for the day when Britney makes her big comeback and shows all you "haterz".
2) I have never held much faith in Hilary Duff as a musician, or even a human being. I am actually pretty certain that she's a fem-bot sent from some other world in a disastrously failed attempt to conquer this one, via preying on impressionable tweens with her awful television shows and extremely awkward music videos.
However the least I would have expected, even from Hilary Duff and the insane alien scientists who built and programmed her, is that song lyrics might have some connecting thread from one line to the next. I was watching music videos at 5.30 this morning (as I do) and listened to the chorus of this one many times to see if I was missing some magical key word that would tie it all together and was unable to figure it out:
Love me, love me
feed the flame
if you want me back again
burn to the sky
higher and higher
baby, can you play with fire?
The title of her latest album, in what I can only assume is some masterstroke of ironic positioning, is Dignity.