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Music of March
I'm sure you've read many cliche blogs about music, and this one isn't any different. This post, however, is more about the lyrics of songs. When one listens to music, they should take time to listen to not just the catchy melody, but also the lyrics. Songs can be just as insightful and intriguing as any other piece of literature.
One song that has (in my opinion) beautiful lyrics is "A Walk Through Hell" by Say Anything. This song always makes me happy. It is a song about a man who is so in love, he proclaims how he would truly do anything for this girl. The narrator tells of how he would climb mountains and slay beasts and, of course, walk through hell for her. He said "[I'd walk] Through hell for you. Let the torturing ensue. My soul is useless without you."
Another great song is "Anne Braden" by Flobots. This song tells about racism, ignorance, and lack of tolerance in our country in the past and present. It tells of a woman who saw hatred and racism and loathed it. In the song, a man asks her "Why is a nice, Southern lady makin' trouble for the governor?" She responds "I guess I'm not your type of lady, and I guess I'm not your type of Southerner. But before you call me traitor, well it's plain as just to say, I was a child in Mississippi, but I'm ashamed of it today."
The third song that I love which I will share with you is "What Sarah Said" by Death Cab For Cutie. This song provides a story of a man who is stuck in the waiting room of a hospital. He explains, "There's no comfort in a waiting room, just nervous pacing bracing for bad news." He tells about how he was told by a girl named Sarah that "love is watching someone die." These words make him think, and he asks "So who's going to watch you die?" This song is kind of sad. However, anybody who has been in a similar position, waiting in a hospital fearing the words the doctor will whisper to you, can relate and will love this song.
Next time you listen to the radio or your iPod, don't just sing along thoughtlessly. Listen to the words. Think about it. You may find that the song offers more than just a beat to dance to.
Article posted March 19, 2012 at 07:02 PM •
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Heyy Haley! I am in love with the song I'd Walk Through Hell For You by Say Anything. I listen to it every single morning. :D
Comment Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM by
I agree Haley. People should listen to the lyrics of songs along with the melody.
Comment Posted on May 9, 2012 at 12:37 PM by
You are so right. Half the people just care about the melody, not what the song is just telling you.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 02:19 PM by
I agree Haley, songs are way more than just something to dance to. The lyrics can be so meaningful! I will have to listen to these songs sometime. (:
Comment Posted on April 24, 2012 at 07:05 PM by
I agree Haley! I love listening to the lyrics of songs because lots of songs can give you insperation.
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