The song I chose is a song sung by Martina McBride, a country singer, called Concrete Angel. The song was written by Rob Crosby and Stephanie Bentley, later released on November 18, 2002. The song is about a young girl, Angela Carter, who doesn’t have the most stable and safest home. At home she is domestically abused by her drugged mother, neglected and forced to take care of herself; she packs her own school lunch, walks to school by herself, and is wearing the same dress showing her mom does not care to give her new clothes. When watching the music video, in the beginning children are laughing at her, which shows she is bullied, another main theme tackled in the song. The bruises are seen by her teacher and the neighbors hear her
In the lyric poem “Hotel California” by The Eagles, the speaker tells the story of a man succumbing to greed and self-temptation and how he is forever trapped by that greed in a place that is impossible to leave and go back to where he was before. The poem uses the poetic device of symbolism by using the hotel as a place where one goes when trapped by their greed. Once the man has experienced what he wants, he is trapped in a place he cannot leave, shown as a hotel that is impossible to leave in the poem. He begins conflicted about being greedy, ends up enjoying it, but then figures out he’s trapped forever by it.
“Hotel California” by The Eagles has been the recipient of much speculation since its release in 1976. Although many other interpretations exist including some which claim this song to be referencing drugs, much evidence suggests that “Hotel California” is, at least partly, making a statement about the lifestyle of drug and alcohol users particularly in the large cities of California. As with many songs, duality of meaning exists in “Hotel California.”
The song, “Hotel California”, by the Eagles, is a very poetic song that uses imagery, and symbolism to bring out the theme in an indirect way of the speaker’s personal issues of life. The Eagles use imagery to set the mood and tone of the song. Along with many aspects of symbolism to input a lot of double meaning throughout the whole song. With both imagery and symbolism incorporated, many fans or people who have heard of this song would believe that the theme of this song is about a lonely traveler trying to break his own temptations.
One of Bob Dylan's songs that released in 1965, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" reflects some events in the text that proves Arnold Friend's language threaten to Connie. One event is Arnold Friend's constant requesting Connie to have a car ride with him which appear in the song as the repetition of "And it's all over now, Baby Blue" (Dylan 1). Both repeat over and over which proves Bob Dylan's song is related to the story and reveals Arnold Friend's temptation of getting Connie out of her house. It is all over foreshadows Connie's ending that she abandons everything and leaves with Arnold Friend to an unknown land. The baby blue reflects what Arnold Friend calls Connie as a sweet blue-eyed girl even though she is brown eyes. The construction of music and manipulation has established between the text and the song which explains why Oates writes it is for Bob Dylan. Another one from the song is "The vagabond who's rapping at your door" (Dylan 1). The vagabond indicates Arnold Friend who didn't tell where he comes from and how does he know everything about Connie. Arnold Friend threatens Connie that if she calls the police, he will break in the screen door which is what the song says, rapping at your door and 'your' applies to Connie. These reveal Arnold Friend's violence and power that he has and applies on Connie to make her follow his domination. As the song
Los Angeles is a land of many things. Many people come in search of fame and fortune only to find feelings of isolation. In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Pedestrian,” Leonard Mead experiences feelings of isolation in Los Angeles in 2052 A.D.. Los Angeles is known to change people in many ways. People often find themselves isolated after moving to Los Angeles.
There are many social and cultural aspects hidden in the meaning of the song. Los Angeles fascinates different religions and cults groups due to its deceptive and lucrative lifestyles. As it has been seen that there are so many churches there in Hotel California regions, Muslims do practice Islam in mosques and Jews temples are often seen in the city (Bagby; Curti et al.). People come out here and they leave their ties behind, and I'm thinking of the people who came when the huge population expansion of the 1920s and beyond occurred. These people are rootless; in many cases, they have time on their hands for the first time in their lives. Many of them are retirees on pensions. They're lonely and they're naive and they're bored stiff. They form
Contrary to a seemingly pervasive belief, the Eagles' "Hotel California" isn't an ode to Satanism. Rather, the song serves as an ominous warning about the self destructive nature of greed and as a pointed criticism of the wildly hedonistic lifestyle frequently espoused during the 1970s. The "Hotel California" spoken of in the song serves as an allegory for a lifestyle that is undeniably alluring, yet entirely destructive and nearly impossible to let go of, as shown by the lyrics, "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave"; these lyrics, like much of the song, also have a double entendre- "check out" literally refers to checking out of a hotel, yet also refers to figuratively "checking out" by disassociating from reality. The line, "This could be Heaven or this could be Hell," also emphasizes the duality of the lifestyle.
“Hotel California” by The Eagles is about the usage of drugs, as it explores the temptation of mortality. The lyrics of “Hotel California” tells a powerful, but dark story that is filled with addiction and prostitution. In the chorus, The Eagles described Hotel California as a “Lovely place/ Lovely face/ Plenty of room/ Anytime of year you/ Can find it here” (14-18). This provides insight on the fact that Hotel California is more than what it seems. The overall tune of the song give the listeners an awareness and visualization of diverse images and strange interpretations of what the song is about. As the song progresses, the lyrics portrays a more vulgar meaning. The author sings, “Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends...How
Taking part of its meaning strait out of the title, the song goes about its course, illustrating that people are only tourists, on this earth for a very short time, and yet, people seem to think it’s acceptable to shove others away due to a few differences. Tourists are notorious for getting taken advantage of, getting lost or just plainly messing up due to their unfamiliarity to an area. “They ask me where the hell I’m going” is a question that could be debated for hours. When taken on a literal level, that question could very well be asking what we think we’re doing on this planet. The way we treat people, what are we doing? The way we set unattainable standards for ourselves, where are we going? The way we isolate people who are just little different from the crowd to a point where they think jumping off a bridge might be a better alternative than living one more painful day, what the
While the Sunset Strip event was certainly politically, socially, and emotionally charged it was the inspiration for Stills’ music. The world outside of Los Angeles embraced the slow, rhythmic sounds as an anthem for bigger and louder protests. In these turbulent times, Stills managed to overcome with a calm voice, slow rhythmic music, and a catchy chorus. Somewhere between rock and roll and the psychedelic seventies is a time of protests, riots and war. However, Still’s survived the times through a cool head and
For personal, the song is a “love song for a male lover”. For political, the song is also written for all of the African American people suffering racism at that time. Katz argues that the “meaning of the lyrics evaporate” in Cook’s version because Cook’s song reduce the role that the lyrics play in the song by speeding up the voice and adding other sounds (Katz 148). Cook’s version sounds like a song for “fun”(Kats 148). When people listen to it, they will hardly think of lyrics. In addition, Cook also modifies Yarbrough’s voice so that people cannot distinguish the gender of the singer. People cannot tell the identity of the singer and therefore they cannot feel the personal and political meanings behind the lyrics.
Water has been a main factor through human histories life. Our human body is composed mostly of water. Water helps our body by regulating the body’s temperature, hydrating the body, help clean the body and help lubricate your bones. People don’t know that you can use water for other purposes such as water rehabilitation. So to top it all off the Song waves by Mr. Probz was a great edition to this paper. The song Waves is about how a guy that recently broke up with his girlfriend and he’s having trouble forgetting her. At the beginning of the song Mr. Probz wakes up on a beach right in the shallow part of the water. To me it symbolizes that the beach and water are there to help patch his wounds by forgetting his girlfriend. So with that water rehabilitation is mainly used to help build back your strength, endurance, posture, mobility, and many more. Water rehabilitation is used for major or even the simplest injuries. Injuries and injured parts of your body tend to use water rehabilitation are ACL/MCL strains, arthritis, chronic pain, neck, shoulder, back, strokes, knees and neurological disabilities. There have been many athletes that have used water rehabilitation or aquatic rehab to help rehabilitate their body from major injuries.
“Wow you guys are an amazing crowd!” I said, wiping the sweat from my forehead with a smile. The Summer Tour is kicking off in Louisville, Kentucky, and I have to say, I’m loving it so far. We’ve gone through our original setlist, but then I have an idea. I turn to John.