Sure, challenge accepted. Here’s my transcription of what I can hear when I watch and listen. And please bear in mind, we’re in agreement that the sound mix is not ideal:
“We want to be free,
We want to be [unclear]
We want either love or validation
But neither comes easily
So her [unclear] song
Keeps us in total subjugation
“We [unclear] cool, [calm?], vulnerable and luscious
We want to be wild and [unwise?]
We want to be shy and introspective
We want to make noise
We want to mesmerize
“Why [unclear] can be cool, calm, vulnerable and luscious
Why [unclear] in our own way
Why can’t we we [unclear] what’s inside us?
[unclear] must always obey”
Did I hear every word? No. I said in my first post that Jaquel’s mic should be louder, and I wish it was. But am I able to hear more than enough for the lyric to be decipherable? Absolutely.
Of course, there are many reasons why you might be struggling to hear him when you play this video on your YouTube, and it could indeed be indecipherable on your end. But to my ears, when I give him my full attention, I understand what he’s singing.