The Underlying Metaphysical Aspect Of The Songs

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The Who have always produced ground-breaking, powerful songs. From youth inspired “My Generation” to the ever popular and movie producing, “Tommy,” audiences have been singing their songs with quiet determination and revelry. This band did not stick to one style, as they grew older, their music evolved. At the age of 70, both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry are still rocking out to thousands. Though the band went through break ups and loss of members, they will always be known as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. In 1967 Pete became a follower of the Indian avatar Meher Baba which inspired him to write the song, “Bargain.” Although released on the album, “Who’s Next,” was not even considered at top 20. The hits off of the album included songs like “Baba O’Riley” and “See Me, Feel Me” which were all written with a basic message about enlightenment. The underlying metaphysical aspect of the songs is knowing that Townshend was a follower of Meher Baba. The audiences trusts him as his sings about his struggle to find the spirituality he is so willing to do anything for. “I 'd gladly lose me to find you.. I 'd gladly give up all I had …. To find you I 'd suffer anything and be glad” these first lines makes use of epimone for emphasis. The purpose epimone in a song by using frequent words, such as “gladly, glad” is to give a base for his intention to be true to what he wants. Otherwise it would not be as effective. He is consistently using the same words
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