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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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