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So I was given an assignment in English to analyze and present to the class a song of my choice. The song has to have some deeper meanings than what is portrayed through the surface of the lyrics. I have to be able to do a poetic analysis and figure out what deeper meaning or message is presented in the song. I would appreciate any song ideas that you throw at me. I was thinking maybe One by Metallica. The teacher's example was Jeremy by Pearl Jam so that can't be used. Thanks in advance.
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Dude! I read your mind!

I was thinking about "One" also when you said it had to be a deep and meaningful song... awesome..

Yes, definitely do "One"
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Maybe Hotel California? but that might be overdone....

Maybe a Tool song?
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definetly a tool song. something like schism, or lateralus is a good one. your pick.
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dude, master of puppets or disposable heros also by metallica

bad touch by bloodhound gang lmao thatd b hilarious
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#13
one

or harvester of sorrow, i still cant figure out what that song is really about. i think it may have multiple meaning.

or

the glass prison - dream theater, that song has really great metaphorical lyrics, AND ****ING AWESOME GUITAR WORK
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bad touch by bloodhound gang lmao thatd b hilarious


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Incubus songs are deeeeeeeep, The Warmth, Warning, Just A Phase, Make Yourself, New Skin, Idiot Box
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Yeaahh lyrical analysis. i had to do that a couple years ago. I chose "Californication" by RHCP.

got a B on it.
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a lot of incubus songs are like that

like agoraphobia by incubus


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#19
Gone Away - The Offspring. i'm listening to it right now haha

yeah i think One would be a good one, simple enough i'd think.

if you really wanna go crazy though, pick a System of a Down song
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black - pearl jam,and ,just to start an arguement, i say shamelessly that i like the song better when aaron lewis does it.
i need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah.
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how about MASTER OF PUPPETS, about a dude being controlled by someone (ie the goverment) and then liberating

or DISPOSABLE HEROES about soldiers dying without reason or almost anything b megadeth, they have alot of political ispired lyrics.
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Pretty much all of these are just going to be songs of a band that, that user likes.

I say go with "One"

If you know the story of that song you'll know why it's deep and all
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how about MASTER OF PUPPETS, about a dude being controlled by someone (ie the goverment) and then liberating

or DISPOSABLE HEROES about soldiers dying without reason or almost anything b megadeth, they have alot of political ispired lyrics.



I believe Master of Puppets is about drug addiction..
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dude make something easy, the grade doesnt matter until the end of year. one is too complicated. just put

DISPOSABLE HEROES

the soldiers are taken to a sure death without any reason. the lirycs are about a you soldier o age 21 who is an only son and is sent to war. where he only goes to die.

By "your name"

you owe me like 40 seconds of work
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a lot of pink floyd songs
some iron maiden songs like Hallowed be thy name
some GNR songs like Patience, Welcome to the jungle, November rain, estranged
Bohemian rhapsody by queen
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Pretty much all of these are just going to be songs of a band that, that user likes.

I say go with "One"

If you know the story of that song you'll know why it's deep and all

Yeah it came up in my science debate a couple years ago when I had to do a debate on euthanasia.
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I believe Master of Puppets is about drug addiction..

well, but the drug controlled him, its the same

drug=goverment
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Raining Blood - Slayer


or maybe go to www.songmeanings.net i think thats the site and you can find the meanings behind songs and stuff its pretty good
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The Great Golden Baby- Circa Survive

those lyrics are some of the most deep yet ambiguous I've ever heard.

EDIT: here are the lyrics...

VERSE:
Make your move, obvious humor,
desperate and respiratory plight.
Always on, dressed to impress,
I'll be the last one to find out why.

CHORUS:
Time takes its toll on us (this changes everything).
I'd be a liar if I denied you at all.
Oh, now that I know,
This changes everything.

I've been trading ideas with intriguing men, and I...
I perceive an honest solution to all of your pride

Time takes its toll on us (this changes everything).
I'd be a liar if I denied you at all.
Oh, now that I know,
This changes everything.
Oh, now that I know...
Oh, now that I know...

BRIDGE:
And the amplifier screams out loud for the last time.
Wave your hands at the audience as you sink on in.
First chance to hide, you need desperately so, find me, so.

...AWESOME PART:
Motion gives up on you in the end.
I'll try my best to be home by then.
You'll see the grace we had,
She'll never have,
You'll never have.

I'm going home but my own way.
I'm going home by my own...
I'm going home but my own way.
I'm going home by my own..

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#33
"One" is definately a good song for this.... it's so good! (both for music and lyrics)
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#36
Pretty much any Pink Floyd track, Time could be a good one to use.


Also yeah "One" could probably be a good song to use, it's a great song on it's own so it would be neat to analyze.
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#37
Uh I think "One" has been chosen already... let's just let this thread die
#38
i would say any song by a super stoner band ..
nirvana- heart shaped box...

its about a vagina. =)
#40
"Sang Real" - dredg
"Doin' The Cockroach" - Modest Mouse
"This Place is a Prison" - The Postal Service (This one may be a stretch)
"Atrophy" - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (if your teacher has the anti-capitalism thing goin' on)
"The Hell Song" - Sum41

I would personally do either the dredg or Modest Mouse song.
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