Music

The Bad Metaphor Mixtape

There's a lot to be said for the poetry of music. Many of the most evocative, inspiring metaphors have come out of songs, and prose writers often seek that "musical" quality in their own writing. But sometimes, it seems like music is taking things a bit too far with the metaphors, getting away with imagery… Continue reading The Bad Metaphor Mixtape

Music, Personal Story

Song Lyrics I Severely Misunderstood

Music is so ubiquitous in modern culture that we almost seem to absorb it more than we hear it sometimes, taking its tune and feeling and meaning to heart without ever paying very close attention. I know this has happened to me when I suddenly catch myself singing along to a song I didn't know… Continue reading Song Lyrics I Severely Misunderstood

Music

Self-Defeating Lyrics

Like most people, I spend the vast majority of my time in public spaces with headphones plugged into my ears, listening to whatever music has caught my fancy most recently. Unlike some members of my family, however, I can't not listen to lyrics. The lyrics are the first thing I notice in a song, and… Continue reading Self-Defeating Lyrics