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Song lyrics with similes and metaphors in it? en>fr fr>en
By Jewels_member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 150, member since Sat Dec 04, 2004
On Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:18 AM

Hey, can anyone help me with songs/bands that use similes or metaphors in it. this will help a lot.

Thanks,

Jewels

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re: Song lyrics with similes and metaphors in it? en>fr fr>en
By UberGoobermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6373, member since Sat May 15, 2004
On Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:49 AM
Norah Jones in "Turn Me On"

Like a flower
Waiting to bloom
Like a lightbulb
In a dark room
I'm just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on

Like the desert waiting for the rain
Like a school kid waiting for the spring
Im just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on

My poor heart
It's been so dark
Since you've been gone
After all you're the one who turns me off
You're the only one who can turn me back on

My hi-fi is waiting for a new tune
My glass is waiting for some fresh ice cubes
I'm just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on

Bette Midler in "The Rose"

Some say love it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razer
that leaves your soul to blead

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
and you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of wakingthat never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dyingthat never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winterfar beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose

"You Are My Sunshine"

That's what I came up with off the top of my head. But if you look at almost any song, you'll infd a metaphor or a simile.
re: Song lyrics with similes and metaphors in it? en>fr fr>en
By westernballerinamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3740, member since Sat Oct 08, 2005
On Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:23 PM
ware is the love by black eye peas
stacy
re: Song lyrics with similes and metaphors in it? en>fr fr>en
By Cliodna Comments: 414, member since Sun Feb 05, 2006
On Mon Apr 17, 2006 01:30 PM
Edited by Cliodna (150978) on 2006-04-17 13:31:28
For metaphors, Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" will be your best bet. I find similes really clumsy and apart from Norah Jones, can't think of any good (in my opinion) songwriters who use them obviously and effectively. I would say search the musicians who try to incorporate poetry in their music - like Sting, Simon&Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Don McLean (American Pie is another one chock-full of metaphors), etc.

Ooh! Just thought of another one! Katie Melua - "My life is just a slow train crawling up a hill". Oh, and Joni Mitchell, "Both Sides Now".

OK, I could go on...
re: Song lyrics with similes and metaphors in it? en>fr fr>en
By Jewels_member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 150, member since Sat Dec 04, 2004
On Mon Apr 17, 2006 02:48 PM
Awesome! thanks a bunch, that will help me a lot.


Jewels
re: Song lyrics with similes and metaphors in it? en>fr fr>en
By tutulessmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5351, member since Fri Mar 26, 2004
On Tue Apr 18, 2006 02:48 AM
American Pie by Don McLean is a great song for this. Also, a lot of Tori Amos lyrics uses metaphors etc (for example, check out "Winter," I know that a friend of mine analysed this for English class)
Another suggestions would be Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-changin

Love,
tutuless
re: Song lyrics with similes and metaphors in it? en>fr fr>en
By Cliodna Comments: 414, member since Sun Feb 05, 2006
On Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:09 AM
Wow, tutuless, we really do have a similar taste in music. American Pie is my national anthem.
re: Song lyrics with similes and metaphors in it? en>fr fr>en
By tutulessmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5351, member since Fri Mar 26, 2004
On Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:14 PM
^Half of the time, my mp3 player is set to endlessly repeat that song, haha. Can you say obsessed much? ;)

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