Monday, March 1, 2010

Lyrics

When I was trying to come up with a name for my blog I knew it had to relate to music, I landed on lyrical because nearly every time I find a song I like I find myself compelled to track down the lyrics so I can better understand the the meaning of the song.  I believe in 100 years students will study the lyrics the way we used to study 18th and 19th century poetry - maybe not songs like "Sexy Chick" but perhaps songs like Ben Harper's "Diamonds on the Inside."

This is the type of song I could easily see a student breaking down and analyzing in a term paper.  Its the sort of song you can listen to over and over and pick up on a different lyric and meaning depending on your situation at that moment.



I knew a girl
Her name was truth
She was a horrible liar
She couldn't spend one day alone
But she couldn't be satisfied

When you have everything
You have everything to lose
She made herself a bed of nails
And she's planning on putting it to use

But she had diamonds on the inside

A candle throws its light into the darkness
In a nasty world so shines a good deed
Make sure the fortune that you seek
Is the fortune that you need

Tell me why the first to ask
Is the last to give every time
What you say and do not mean
Follows you close behind

She had diamonds on the inside

Like the soldier long standing under fire
Any change comes as a relief
Let the giver's name remain unspoken
She is just a generous thief

She had diamonds on the inside 
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2 comments:

Maegan Beishline said...

Wow! Those are some very cool lyrics!

cindy said...

i agree about the lyrics and pay close attention to them. love that song!

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