The Message in the Music Essay

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The Message in the Music Music means many different things to many different people. To a listener, a song is sometimes for four simple minutes of entertainment, but sometimes it is much more. Sometimes, a song is a message from the artist. This is much the same way from the opposite end of the spectrum. An artists message can get so complex that it is completely lost on the listener. This essay is about song analysis. I will be analyzing two songs performed by the same artist but performed with two different bands. Although performed by different groups, the music is similar and so is the message. The two bands being examined are Tool and A Perfect Circle. These are both considered rock bands and work within the same industrial…show more content…
The second verse contains the line, You told us you werent afraid to die. Well then, so long. This line seems to be less criticizing than the first, but still is telling Jesus that after all this time of preaching how much he would sacrifice, he is now going to have to live up to his promise or to die for it. Another line in this verse is,Not all martyrs see divinity. But at least you tried. Here, the singer is almost being sympathetic with Him, saying his cause was a valiant effort and claiming him to be a martyr, someone who suffers for a cause or sacrifices his or her life for a great purpose. Although they say that He wont reach the higher state of divinity, they still acknowledge his effort. The third verse goes back to the original tone of the song by criticizing the Lord, this time by saying that he blamed all things that were evil on other people. This is expressed though the line, Ranting and pointing his finger. At everything but his heart. The part about his heart doesnt come off as an emotional or spiritual metaphor, but rather a literal accusation that He never turned the blame on Himself and always pointed His finger away. It is in the forth verse when the artist turns from speaking about Jesus in a third person to the first person. To me, this is more personal and angry than the first three verses. In these three lines, the artist claims that Jesus had told him something, maybe
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