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Music Lyrics To Muse On

Lately I came across the quote “the world’s most famous and popular language is music”. Sure enough, it was a quote of PSY (whose real name is actually Park Jae-sang), who caught a grand hit in 2012 with his catchy Gangnam Style. 
3 years later, we still recognise his name, but we wouldn’t be able to mention more than two songs performed by him: Gangnam Style and the song Gentleman which came out a year after his big succes and got 800.000.000 views (way less views than the 2.000.000.000 he got for his first hit).
Still, his words have some truth in it. Even though PSY lives in South-Korea his music was spread throughout the whole world, no matter the fact that most people didn’t even know what the lyrics stood for. In this case, music is about the feeling it gives you, not about what the words exactly mean.

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Where does all this “Bad Blood” come from?

‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood

You know it used to be mad love

So take a look what you’ve done.

‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood

Just your good old Taylor Swift riddle about love and war, you may think. But think again when you look at the lyrics from a song of Bastille:

All this bad blood here, won’t you let it dry?
It’s been over for years, won’t you let it lie?

While reading these lyrics, the following question pops into your head: why are all those artists singing about “bad blood”?
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Why mockingbirds are so fascinating

You cannot have missed it: the unexplainable fascination which people nowadays have for birds.

Wait, what? You do have missed it?
Let me list some names for you: Jasmine van den Bogaerde, a 19 year old singersongwriter from England, likes to be called by her artist’s name Birdy. Suzanne Collins dedicated one of her books from the trilogy The Hunger Games to a self-created species: the mockingjay.
Still not convinced? Let me call out a classic: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, followed by its sequel Go Set A Watchman last year. Even Eminem dedicated a song to the same species as Harper Lee has written about, namely the mockingbird. Continue reading “Why mockingbirds are so fascinating”

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