Carrie Underwood See You Again Analysis

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Hope For the Hopeless The huge sign reads “Welcome home daddy!” as the little girl runs and jumps into her father’s arms at the airport. In Carrie Underwood’s song “See You Again” there are many clips of soldiers returning home in the music video. This song reminds today’s society that they will be reunited with their loved ones, whether in this life or the next. Underwood released this song just a few months ago, after the Sandy Hook shootings and the Oklahoma tornadoes. It has become impossible not to notice that today’s society has begun to lose hope in the world. “See You Again” shows us the raw images and reasons that the society has begun to lose hope, but it reminds the population that we must find and maintain hope, because…show more content…
With such tension in these lyrics the song goes from giving the audience melancholy feelings, to leaving them with a sense of hope. In this lyric Underwood reminds us that though people may be gone, (like the victims of the attack on the Twin Towers and Sandy Hook shooting), today’s society must carry their memories throughout life. The tension caused by the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Sandy Hook Shooting threw the United States into a state of desperation. During the beginning of the music video Underwood sings, “Said goodbye, turned around and you were gone, gone, gone, faded into the setting sun slipped away” (Underwood). In these lyrics, the sun is used to portray the death of a person whose life was taken so abruptly, like the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting and the 9/11 attacks. When society experiences instances of this, hope is lost and there is no feeling of safety in the community. In a recent article, “Hope,” published in the spring of 2011, written by Gloria Rubio-Corte’s, NCL’s president says, “Hope happens when people have a home” (Cortés 27). When such terrible events happen in our society, nobody feels at home, even when surrounded by family and friends. In the article, Cortés continues to explain that the only way someone feels at home is when a person believes the community they belong to is safe. After major events such as the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Sandy Hook shooting,

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