Forbidden

Words & Music by James Kennedy

'Forbidden' is an Electronic Alternative Pop Rock song & the 9th song on the 2017 James Kennedy album 'Home'. The words, music & production are by James Kennedy.

'Forbidden' is a dark, atmospheric, electronic orientated track including distorted drum loops, acoustic Drums, Synths, effects, clean, distorted & effected guitars, Bass and vocals. Kennedys vocals are layered throughout with an octave split in the chorus and whispers over the low octave on the verses. Lyrically, the song seems intentionally vague whilst being overtly sexual. Kennedy sings about being a 'dirty little secret', a 'master' & a 'slave' among other things and it is clear that the song is about 'Forbidden' encounters. The song ends with a repetition of the line 'We break all the rules but one' which also appears elsewhere in the song but it is never stated what that rule is and what the line is referring to. The dark, brooding atmospheric nature of the music adds to the mysterious, sexual feel to the song.

LYRICS

I’m the stray Dog in the alley

I’m the answer when you’re alone

I’m the Vulture that you’re hunting

I’m your Master, I’m your Slave

And you can use me

And throw me away

We are perfect

For tonight

Trapped in different lives

We keep eachother alive

Forbidden fruit

I’m your dirty little secret

At the backdoor when you call

I’m a shadow, I’m a Ghost

I’ll be your darkest fantasy

And we break all the rules

All the rules but one

We are perfect

For tonight

It’s a special kind of love

That we can’t speak of

Forbidden fruit

We break all the rules

We break all the rules

We break all the rules but one

We break all the rules

We break all the rules

We break all the rules but one