(5) If Song Lyrics Were Read As Prose

After last week’s break down of Happy (by Pharrell Williams) it was clear that popular music doesn’t require a lot of talent to make. But DesertCurmudgeon has helpfully provided a selection of songs that might just successfully run the red pen gauntlet. I’ve added them to the list and have taken a close look at Synchonicity II by The Police this week. I almost felt as though I should get out the green pen to mark up the really great bits.

Synchronicity II Lyrics

I’d say the song fared pretty well. Now I’m off to go and listen to it for the first time. I thought it better to just look at the lyrics without knowing the song all that well. But I’m sure I’ll enjoy it as I’ve liked other stuff by The Police.

Hansen out

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9 thoughts on “(5) If Song Lyrics Were Read As Prose

  1. Ooh, great song! Reminds me of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “King of Carrot Flowers”
    “…
    And your mom would stick a fork right into daddy’s shoulder
    And dad would throw the garbage all across the floor
    As we would lay and learn what each other’s bodies were for

    And this is the room
    One afternoon I knew I could love you
    And from above you how I sank into your soul
    Into that secret place where no one dares to go

    And your mom would drink until she was no longer speaking
    And dad would dream of all the different ways to die
    Each one a little more than he could dare to try”

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  2. Fantastic! I might be able to remove a couple of the red marks for you, though: the significance of the creature crawling from the slime of the dark Scottish lake many miles away is in the title “Synchronicity”; Sting juxtaposed the mundane daily grind with something going on simultaneously in another part of the world that is far less….mundane.

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