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songs with metaphors in them... DUE FRIDAY :0

 
 
Reply Wed 20 May, 2009 02:08 pm
HELP i need some songs with metaphors, and i don't want Axels wife to call me an idiot for thinking that some of his songs are not metaphors.. Smile
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 20 May, 2009 04:04 pm
@2iscompany3isacrowd,
I wrote a song bout metaphors

As I wrote it I did abhor

The thing we call a metaphor

And more and more it was a chore

to think of things that rhyme ametaphor

I wish to stab it aciculor (ly)
This thing we call metaphor

Ive now given you four

Metaphor or less.


CAN be sung to Mendelsohns Violin Concerto in E minor.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2009 07:08 am
@2iscompany3isacrowd,
American Pie is loaded with 'em.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2009 09:10 am
@2iscompany3isacrowd,
Like a rolling stone - Bob Dylan
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2009 09:15 am
@Robert Gentel,
Quote:
Like a rolling stone

that's a simile
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2009 09:29 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:

Quote:
Like a rolling stone

that's a simile


I don't think the request is for songs that restrict their metaphors to the title.

See: jugglers, chrome horse, princess on a steeple....
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2009 10:16 am
@Robert Gentel,
Laughing Laughing Laughing
You're right.

Just making sure the KID (I assume it's a kid) knows that the title is a simile.
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aidan
 
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Reply Fri 22 May, 2009 07:47 am
@2iscompany3isacrowd,
This was the best song on my commute today and it's full of metaphors- in fact, this line from this song:
Quote:
but your life was one long emergency
is one of my favorite metaphors ever!
And the verses in quotes are awesome for metaphorical imagery.


Here are the words:


Princess cards she sends me with her regards
barroom eyes shine vacancy, to see her you gotta look hard
Wounded deep in battle, I stand stuffed like some soldier undaunted
To her Cheshire smile. I'll stand on file, she's all I ever wanted.
But you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts
honey, get your carpetbaggers off my back
you wouldn't even give me time to cover my tracks.
You said, "Here's your mirror and your ball and jacks".
But they're not what I came for, and I'm sure you see that too
I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
I came for you, for you, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
and your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free

Quote:
Crawl into my ambulance, your pulse is getting weak
reveal yourself all now to me girl while you've got the strength to speak
Cause they're waiting for you at Bellevue with their oxygen masks
But I could give it all to you now if only you could ask.
And don't call for your surgeon even he says it's too late
It's not your lungs this time, it's your heart that holds your fate
Don't give me money, honey, I don't want it back
you and your pony face and your union jack
well take your local joker and teach him how to act
I swear I was never that way even when I really cracked
Didn't you think I knew that you were born with the power of a locomotive
able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
And your Chelsea suicide with no apparent motive
you could laugh and cry in a single sound.

And your strength is devastating in the face of all these odds
Remember how I kept you waiting when it was my turn to be the god?

You were not quite half so proud when I found you broken on the beach
Remember how I poured salt on your tongue and hung just out of reach
And the band they played the homecoming theme as I caressed your cheek
That ragged, jagged melody she still clings to me like a leech.
But that medal you wore on your chest always got in the way
like a little girl with a trophy so soft to buy her way
We were both hitchhikers but you had your ear tuned to the roar
of some metal-tempered engine on an alien, distant shore
So you, left to find a better reason than the one we were living for
and it's not that nursery mouth I came back for
It's not the way you're stretched out on the floor
cause I've broken all your windows and I've rammed through all your doors
And who am I to ask you to lick my sores?
And you should know that's true...
I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
I came for you, for you, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
and your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free




Copyright © Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP)
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