Song Essays

What a Wonderful World

The song “What a Wonderful World” by George Weiss and Bob Thiele reveals Louis Armstrong’s personal philosophy of life. One senses that Armstrong believed that good can be found everywhere, that the world is full of beauty, that simplicity is satisfying, and that a person finds happiness within. It is clear that Armstrong demonstrates character traits of optimism, joy, and hopefulness. Louis Armstrong had a very optimistic outlook of life. He always looked for good in everything. What a Wonderful…

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Possession

Poems have been in existence ever since the bards sang about their stories in dates that used to be letters and not yet numbers in form and they usually reflect what the songwriter’s emotions and sentiments are as it celebrates self-expression. Simply defined as a composition in verse by the online dictionary Merriam-Webster, there are several characteristics that one has to look for in a composition for it to be considered poetry. Renowned singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan’s song Possession…

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Created in the Image of God

The theme “Created in the Image of God” is saying that everyone is special and no human life should be wasted because God loves us all equally and has a plan for everyone. This theme also explains that everyone is created differently for a reason. The song Don’t Laugh at Me is about the people in the world that are made fun of and Mark Wills is saying that in God’s were all the same. The song Don’t Laugh at…

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Part of Your World

The song Part of Your World is from the movie The Little Mermaid and is sung by the main character, Ariel. This song embodies the ultimate goal of Ariel throughout the whole movie, which is to be a part of the world above the sea, land. As the song states, Ariel wishes to be “where the people are”. The title of this song comes straight from the lyrics themselves, in the chorus. In the song Ariel is singing to her…

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The Song _wait a Minute_

Megan’s paper regarding the song “Wait a Minute” is an honest and well-written portrayal of the lyrics as well as the meaning surrounding them. The paper goes beyond simple terms and convenient definitions to offer a greater insight into not just the song lyrics, but the universal experience of love and life in general. This makes the paper more interesting and personal than just another classroom assignment. Megan’s application and understanding of literary terms such as symbolism further show an…

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Ohio

Written by Neil Young in response to the shootings at Kent State University, the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young song “Ohio” inspires emotion and contemplation almost forty years after it was written. More than any other song of the time, “Ohio” marked the end of innocence and idealism of the hippie generation and the emergence of a darker, disillusioned society. From its opening, angry-sounding electric guitar riff, “Ohio” grows slowly menacing as if the song were leading the listener over…

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Where Is the Love – Satire Speech

Music is an important part of our life because it expresses different type of messages to different type of people in certain circumstances. They can mean all different type of emotions like love, heartbreak, excitement and so many more. Different type of music can impact in people’s lives, leaving them with a certain feeling towards someone or something. The song “Where is the love” by The Black Eyed Peas was created to inform people about what’s happening, that people should…

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Rhetorical Analysis of Hurricane

Martin Luther King once said, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political, but because it is right. ” The song “Hurricane”, written by Bob Dylan takes a stand and ignores what was safe, popular, and politically right during the 1960’s and 1970’s, in order to paint a picture of injustice. Dylan organizes the actual events of a man named Rubin “Hurricane” Carter who was a middleweight boxer wrongfully accused and…

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History and Song

Amazing Grace is one of the most poignant song that was ever written whose appeal goes beyond its religious origins to encompass the human struggle and has evolved together with history. The song is based on I Chronicles 17:16 on the words of the Hebrew King David regarding his wonder at the selection of his house with God’s favor. Though there are significant theological content the song, its core themes of deliverance and fortitude have extended its appeal to the…

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Macklemore Otherside Analysis

“We live on the cusp of death thinking that it won’t be us,” (l.32). Macklemore is saying that people think that they will not die from doing drugs. In this song Macklemore is stating that drugs can be really addictive also he states that drugs can really mess you up and how media influences you to do drugs, for example rappers like Lil Wayne which he talks about in this song and Wiz Kalifa. Strong poetic devices permeate throughout Macklemore’s…

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Analysis of Mountain Sound in the Context of Journeys

“Mountain Sound” is a song performed by Icelandic indie pop band Of Monsters and Men which was released as a second single from their debut studio album “My Head is An Animal.” Written by Arnar Rósenkranz, Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson, it tells the story of a character who commits a crime or action that opposes the values and cultural norm of his society. He then flees from the area to escape capture by the authorities and take refuge…

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English Song

The song is basically a tribute for Princess Diana for the genuine kindness and compassion she has shown to the people of England, especially to the common people. The Meaning of Each Stanza: The first stanza aims to bid goodbye to Princess Diana, with a promise that her acts of kindness be remembered in England. The composer also wants to tell everyone how lucky they are to be given a gift like her, who has been with them through difficult…

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Something’s Coming

Something Coming was a song composed for the musical West Side Story, based on a modern version of “Romeo and Juliet” It was written in 1958. The music in West Side Story reflects the styles of this age- bebop jazz and the blues, fused with several Latin American dance rhythms and ideas from opera. The Key of the piece is D major with modulations to C major. Blue notes are used. The metre is ? , although sometimes it has…

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I Love College

I Love College by Asher Roth is considered 2009’s college anthem. A dance song about college parties, complete with under-age drinking, possible date rape, and the lack of focus on academics, I Love College is on most teenagers’ iPod playlist, especially the teenagers who are planning on going to college in the fall. I Love College by Asher Roth is not only degrading to women and sends the message to impressionable teenagers that women are only for men’s enjoyment. The…

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Song Comparison

The road of life can be a bumpy one. There will always be twists and turns that can alter a person’s life, changing the course of their destination. Even though life can be tough, you have to draw upon your inner strength in order to persevere. The songs, “Move Along” by The All-American Rejects and “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Greenday sing about this message. The lyrics in their songs have many literary devices such as personification, repetition,…

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