This song particularly is confusing in its general direction and message, but perhaps that is what makes it so tangible and why Weezer was so successful. It is relatable in that it is not an ethereal, untouchable piece of art, but still art in its’ own right, because Weezer plays it close to the vest by presenting the song more as a stream of consciousness; both jumbled and erratic; as opposed to a finely-tuned, edited entertainment
Have you ever felt the feeling of never being loved? $uicideboy$ talk about killing themselves in the song “Leave Your Things Behind II.” Their music represents the rap genre, which is both hype and depressing rap. Not being loved can can hurt someone, it can drive someone to kill themselves. As rapped about in their song, $uicideboy$, along with others, express their feelings and their problems in their genre of music.
Many songs have deep and emotional messages throughout them, but few can match the aptitude portrayed in “The Dead Heart” This is depicted with the help of the text structure. “The Dead Heart” was made up of 8 stanzas. The rhyme pattern is ABCC, and changes throughout different stanzas this is to show the displeasure of the Indigenous people, when white men came and took their land. Indigenous people felt many things during this time period, happy and satisfied weren’t what they felt, instead they felt: hopeless, depressed, unfortunate and miserable. There are constant slant rhymes in the song, an example includes: Know your custom don't speak your tongue, white man came took everyone” The pure reason why “Midnight Oil” made these two sentences slant rhyme opposed to normal rhyme is to show the discomfort and distress when the British took their land, their most prized possession and their home. The structure used throughout “The Dead Heart” is phenomenal and truly captivates the true emotion the artist’s intended. Not only is the structure used extraordinary, but the poetic devices used truly entice the audience and elicit an emotional response.
This deviates from a movement from the grip note, the lyrics speak for themselves as it projects a profound sadness and emotion of the loss of a piper in during the Jacobite Rebellion in 1745.
In the second stanza the distinctive experience of power is present. The use of the technique of imagery and emotive words “to pluck them from the shallows and bury them in burrows’ tells us that the soldiers were strong, loyal and had enough power within a degree to assist fellow soldiers. The use of personification to create sound “sob and clubbing of the gunfire” This leads the audience to understand what the soldiers were up against without even directly saying it. The imagery visually shows the scene in their
The theme of seeking peace, yet only finding war flows through the first part of the verse with painful variations drawn from browbeaten living. With a sense of whiplash, after expecting more verbal imagery of enslavement and persecution, the vocalist gains confidence as he reveals his personal war machine at the end of the verse. Maybe the vocalist mirrors a description of Walter Raushcenbusch’s social gospel. “Audiences who are estranged from the Church and who would listen to theological terminology with frank scorn, will listen with absorbed interest to religious thought when it is linked with their own social problems.” Maybe those “shackled in the chains of international gain” as well as allies hearing these lyrics will heed the message within, as it comes from the streets rather than someone without experience and no
It’s easy to feel worthless. Almost every person feels this deep emotion at some time in life, but people handle it different. Everywhere people are always judging. Judgement from parents, from family, and even from friends is inescapable. People can tear themselves down in many ways, such as through school, not feeling they look good enough, and even just not feeling like they’re ever good enough to be living on Earth. In Janice Mirikitani’s poem “Suicide Note,” it talks about an Asian-American student currently in college. She tries her hardest, she wants to succeed and make her parents proud. Her parents have high standards for her, as they want her to receive a 4.0 grade point average. Although she gives her best effort, her grade point average is still less than a 4.0, and for that reason her parents are not proud of her, she’s not their perfect, ideal daughter. So she enters that point where she no longer feels proud of her accomplishments, she feels worthless, and unintelligent. She decides to commit suicide by jumping out of a window in her college dorm. In her suicide note she apologizes to her parents for not being good enough. “Suicide Note” is a free form poem, it has no set stanzaic pattern, the sentences break in unexpected places, and the structure varies throughout the poem. It uses imagery to connect with the reader, and the stanzas are set up in way that make the lines to appear as they are falling. Through the use of enjambment, and end-stopped line the
In this song the band uses verses to show violent norms and states about how society still has hatred groups. The verses wrap around hatred groups with terrorism living in the United States. The song was written in the 2003 and states about then 9/11 attacks. “Nations droppin' bombs, Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones, With ongoing' sufferin' as the youth die young, So ask yourself is the lovin'
I feel worthless cause my shirt wasn’t matching my gear/ I’m just scratching the surface/ cause what’s buried under there/ is a kid torn apart once his pop disappeared/ I went to school/ got good grades/ could behave when I wanted/ but I had demons deep inside/ that were raised when confronted/…Now all the teachers couldn’t reach me/ and my momma couldn’t beat me hard enough/ to match the pain of my pop not seeing me so/ with that disdain in my membrane/ got on my pimp game/ f*** the world/ my defense came/ (December 4th)
In the fall of 2014, a close friend Kate introduced me to your music and at first I couldn't understand the meaning behind your words, the masks, and your complex ways of thinking, but as time went on I began to accept that almost no one can. There's a sort of mystery to what each lyric really means,
Music has been a long standing form of expression for hundreds of years. More recently however, it has become a way for artists to make social commentaries on the society they live in. During the 1970s, Punk bands and Ska bands emerged in England and rose to become a major source of social commentary through their upbeat music. Specifically looking at music from The Stranglers, The Specials, and The Clash, it is clear that lyrics clouded with anger and passion can be best communicated through upbeat sounds and melodies. Each of these groups communicates a need for radical change in society; but each one goes about this in a different way. Through the songs, “I feel like a Wog,” by The Stranglers, “A Message to you Rudy,” by The Specials, and “White Riot,” by The Clash, these bands point out that there is a common enemy in Society. They are forcing the mainstream to realize unpleasant truths about the culture that they inhabit. The future of England was unknown, and these songs were written during a time where people were worried about their place in the world. Faith in the system was dying and these bands gave way to a future generation to improve upon society that will present a more positive and equal multicultural Britain. Through the music it is clear that multicultural Britain was complicated; there were tumultuous times that these bands were commenting on, which pitted races against each other but also brought them together in fighting back against suppressive societal
It’s dark, very crowded and everyone has their first in the air during the hot summers night. “Can we start again. Go back to what it meant back then. Open minds and open hearts. The things that set us apart!” Everyone goes crazy at the same time and the crowd erupts. These are lyrics from one of my favorite bands, their name is Bane and you probably haven’t heard of them but you know that is alright I can give you a brief history. Bane is a hardcore punk band who emerged in the late 90’s. They come from Worcester, Massachusetts and mostly play music that to the ears may sound a bit abrasive but when you read the lyrics they should uplift you, make you stronger.
very determined to commit suicide. This is highlighted in the first stanza particularly in these two
In this literary analysis it is essential to compare and contrast Cathy Song’s poem “Heaven” and Bryan Thao Worra’s poem “Pen/Sword” to give the reader a better understanding of what the authors’ are conveying to their readers. The similarities in the style, word choice, and theme will be compared, along with the differences of style, word choice, and theme reflected throughout each poem. Furthermore, I will determine the meaning behind the broken up and/or the way the lines of each poem while describing why the lines are strategically placed throughout the pieces. This will allow me to identify the meaning that the authors’ are explaining to the reader. Each poet specifically writes to give the reader(s) a picture of what they are feeling and defining their emotion through their writing.