Supplies - Justin Timberlake




The Experience: When I'm walkin' with you I watch the whole room change... When the moment is perfect and your only wish is that it never ends...

Music video: Scene 1: Justin Timberlake faces a world full of evil - the wall full of television screens showing oppression and injustice. He's hopeful - his coat is green - and confident - he has a pile of supplies that mirrors the shape (the magnitude) of the TVs (the world's problems). Scene 2: he rescues Eiza Gonzalez Reyna from a crowd of white clad and painted haters. Both of them are dressed in black and leave black footprints - they don't fit in. Scene 3: Justin walks down a dark street casting a bright shadow that inspires other light shadows to brave the darkness. Scene 4: Justin in a gathering of flashlight-bearing figures that brave the darkness in the light of burning flags. Scene 5: Justin and Eiza destroy an Illuminati-themed idol, even though the worshipers still bow down before the wreckage of their false god. Scene 6: Justin, Eiza and company racing through the city streets, free and unhindered. Scene 7: Justin and Eiza walk through a city square where a whole crowd is trapped floating in the air - each person alone and trapped in their own dreams. They free two of them, who fall - literally - out of their trance. Scene 9: the wall of televisions explodes one by one. Scene 10: Justin rises out of dry sand into the burning wreckage of that oppresive world. He and Eiza take a group of orphans out of a burnt out car - symbol for their interrupted and broken lives - and gather them into a family. The video ends with one of the boys defying the unseen spectators: leave us alone and wake up out of your own delusions. The video as a whole is powerful imagery of the strength, survival, freedom and vision that Supplies asks men to provide. However, scene 8's embrace between Justin and Eiza - an image of the love that Justin's supply of strength is meant to sustain - is muddied by gratuitous and at one point graphic flashes of fully topless Justin and Eiza making love.

The Meaning of Supplies: Justin Timberlake offers a vision of who a true man should be. He should always be there for her - light when she can't see and wood when she needs heat and the generator when she needs electricity and a level head when things go wrong. He should never run out - he has supplies and he will always be there for her. Even if the world were to end.

Ask yourself: Do you have enough supplies to see the people you love through life's physical and emotional hardships?

Album: Man Of The Woods (2018)

LYRICS:


Ain't no need of stopping, girl
There ain't no need of stopping, girl
Yeah, okay

Met you out on Broadway
On the hottest night in town
We arrived solo
But we were being chasing around
Saw you being caught up by some guy you used to know
Stepped in between the both of ya'll
Said "I'm leaving, do you wanna go?"

'Cause
I'll be the light when you can't see
I'll be the wood when you need heat
I'll be the generator, turn me on when you need electricity
Some sh-t's 'bout to go down
I'll be the one with the level head
The world can end now
Baby, we'll be living in The Walking Dead

'Cause I got supplie-ie-ies
Supplie-ie-ies
I got you, I got supplie-ie-ies
Supplie-ie-ies

I don't know if you remember this
But I was out of town
Flew in on a 3AM just to show up and hear your sounds
The multiple times, stop
Hit the set
You ain't headed that way
I can guarantee you that

I'll be the light when you can't see
I'll be the wood when you need heat
I'll be the generator, turn me on when you need electricity
Some sh-t's about to go down
I'll be the one with the level head
The world can end now
Baby, we'll be living in The Walking Dead

'Cause I got supplie-ie-ies
Supplie-ie-ies
I got you, I got supplie-ie-ies
Supplie-ie-ies

Ain't no need of stopping, girl
Can't nobody top it, girl
Ain't no better option, girl (okay)
Ain't nobody stopping, girl
This here when I drop in, girl
I work, work when I clock in, girl (okay)

I'll be the light when you can't see
I'll be the wood when you need heat
I'll be the generator, turn me on when you need electricity
Some sh-t's about to go down
I'll be the one with the level head
The world can end now
Baby, we'll be living in The Walking Dead

Now I wanna know everything
Don't leave a single detail out
I'll get my lighter, just fell out
It makes me a generous lover
Oh, I wanna see everything
So don't leave a single detail out
I want it all on the table
The personal way to
Wait

Ain't no need of stopping, girl
There ain't no need of stopping, girl
Yeah, okay

'Cause I got supplie-ie-ies
Supplie-ie-ies
I got you, I got supplie-ie-ies
Supplie-ie-ies

[Boy in music video]
 Just leave. Die already. 
You still asleep? Wake up! 
Just leave. Please.
We're good.


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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