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Metaphor songs

 
 
Reply Tue 8 Nov, 2005 06:19 am
I am a big fan of what i would call metaphor songs, songs that really represent things really accurately.
The top few i can think of is:
Jeff buckley- mojo pin- really represents like staying in bed with someone you love like in the morning or something.
guns n roses- sweet child of mine- really represents how you feel about someone when youlove them
goldfrapp- strict machine, oh la la, white horse, lovely to see you, really represent sex quite well. i think.
vaugn williams- lark accending- really represents sunrise.

can anyone think of anymore?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 8 Nov, 2005 07:36 am
I'm not sure exactly what you're after but I think Dido's "My Lover's Gone" is a very haunting song of loss. It sounds so lonely and resigned to the lonliness.

Is this the kind of stuff you mean?
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Tue 8 Nov, 2005 08:51 am
yup
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imnidiot
 
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Reply Sat 26 Nov, 2005 05:25 pm
I wouldn't consider Sweet Child of Mine a metaphor song. Axel wrote it about his girlfriend. A good example of metaphor is Pink Floyd music.
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CrazyDiamond
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2005 12:31 am
imnidiot wrote:
A good example of metaphor is Pink Floyd music.


Oh yeah, there are alot of Pink Floyd metaphors. We could start a separate thread for that :wink:
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2005 06:05 am
Oh could we?
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 05:29 am
imnidiot.
Firstly its Axl, not Axel.

Secondly just because my husband wrote it about an ex girlfriend does that make it any less of a metaphor?
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 11:07 pm
How is the song metaphorical?
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Wed 30 Nov, 2005 03:36 am
Because it is a representatation of something.
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angelina papina
 
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Reply Thu 1 Dec, 2005 04:16 pm
surely that makes all songs metaphorical then?
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imnidiot
 
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Reply Fri 2 Dec, 2005 08:02 pm
I wasn't trying to be trite, but my interpretation of a metaphor is a non human theme representing or relating to life, as in the line "Run rabbit run, dig that hole, forget the sun. When at last the work is done, don't sit down it's time to dig another one, by Floyd. It represents man's pre-occupation with non-essential things in life until he finds out in his old age that those things weren't important after all. I apologize if I insulted you, and for the mispelling of Axl. I wasn't really a fan of Guns 'N Roses music, so I never took notice of the spelling.
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 01:36 pm
maybe i should say Good representation of something.

thats ok idiot. My husband forgives you.
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CrazyDiamond
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 01:48 pm
Your husband? Who's your husband?!?
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 02:01 pm
axl rose!!!
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CrazyDiamond
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 04:47 pm
Shocked No way! Seriously?!? Guns 'n Roses' Axl Rose?? How come nobody told me?!?
This is so cool! He's like one of the greatest rockers of all time!




ah, crap, I sound like a groupie...well...anyway, it's pretty dang cool. Very Happy
I feel so stupid...am I the only one who didn't know? Confused
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imnidiot
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 07:36 pm
Let's continue the metaphor thread. Anyone have any songs in mind. Like Crazy Diamond said you could do a whole thread on Floyd, but there are many other groups using metaphor.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 07:49 pm
CrazyDiamond wrote:
Shocked No way! Seriously?!? Guns 'n Roses' Axl Rose?? How come nobody told me?!?
This is so cool! He's like one of the greatest rockers of all time!




ah, crap, I sound like a groupie...well...anyway, it's pretty dang cool. Very Happy
I feel so stupid...am I the only one who didn't know? Confused


I think she only said that to give you an idea how much she loves Axl Rose. Just a hunch.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 07:52 pm
"The Trees" by Rush is supposed to be a metaphor for people and their interactions I think...

Lyrics for: The Trees

There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the maples
(And their quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light

But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made
And the wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade

There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
"The oaks are just too greedy,
"We will make them give us light!"
Now there's no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And The Trees are all kept equal
By hatchet,
Axe,
And saw....
bermbits
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 08:13 pm
A metaphor is basically saying something is something else to make something less familiar more familiar by using the familiar image. Such songs use images. When it continues on, it is an extended mataphor:

I am a rock,
I am an island.
I've built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.
CrazyDiamond
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2005 11:39 pm
kickycan wrote:
CrazyDiamond wrote:
Shocked No way! Seriously?!? Guns 'n Roses' Axl Rose?? How come nobody told me?!?
This is so cool! He's like one of the greatest rockers of all time!




ah, crap, I sound like a groupie...well...anyway, it's pretty dang cool. Very Happy
I feel so stupid...am I the only one who didn't know? Confused


I think she only said that to give you an idea how much she loves Axl Rose. Just a hunch.

WTF Pentacle Queen! Don't tell me he's your husband if he's not! I can't tell if you're kidding!!!

Now I feel really stupidhttp://www.discussanything.com/forums/images/smilies/nonono.gif
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