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The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem, " The Star " by Jane Taylor.
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Mercer's lyrics are characterized by an unerring ear for rhythmic nuances, a puckish sense of humor expressed in language with a colloquial flair.
Other examples of his readiness for both warlike and unwarlike subjects are lyrics celebrating his brother's heroic exploits as a Babylonian mercenary and lyrics sung in a rare meter ( Sapphic Ionic in minore ) in the voice of a distressed girl, " Wretched me, who share in all ills!
Many American folk songs are identical to British songs in arrangements, but with new lyrics, often as parodies of the original material.
The lyrics for the " Alabama Song " and another song, the " Benares Song " are in English ( albeit specifically idiosyncratic English ) and are performed in that language even when the opera is performed in its original ( German ) language.
The rhythms are influenced by the American rap scene, and the lyrics are often about crime, drugs, money, women and many criminal things.
Mr Judge's great innovation is to transform the Liebeslieder Singers from the evening-dressed, after-dinner line-up into 18th century ghosts weaving in and out of the action ... But Mr Judge's other great realisation is that, in Sondheim, the lyrics are not an adornment to a song but their very essence: understand them and the show will flow.
In reviewing the 2008 Menier Chocolate Factory production, The Telegraph reviewer wrote that " Sondheim's lyrics are often superbly witty, his music here, mostly in haunting waltz-time, far more accessible than is sometimes the case.
While the origins of hip-hop are believed to be from the Bronx, rival hip-hop group Juice Crew's lyrics were misunderstood to contain a claim in the song " The Bridge " that hip hop was directly a result of artists originating from Queensbridge.
Pasternak gave his lover a book of Petőfi with the inscription, " Petőfi served as a code in May and June 1947, and my close translations of his lyrics are an expression, adapted to the requirements of the text, of my feelings and thoughts for you and about you.
Pasternak later noted on a photograph of himself " Petőfi is magnificent with his descriptive lyrics and picture of nature, but you are better still.
* The Croatian Bojna za specijalna djelovanja ( BSD ) use the lyrics, but instead of " These are men, America's best " they sing " These are men, Croatia's best " and in the final chorus, referring to the son of a killed Green Beret, they also sing " Make him one of Croatia's best ".
Below are the lyrics of the version most often played ; it corresponds to Verse V of the full version and the chorus:
Love's song lyrics are predominantly told from a female's point of view, and her earlier work, particularly on Hole's first two albums, was noted for being highly aggressive and critical toward cultural definitions of women.
* The 1980s band LaHost's track on the 1985 EMI compilation album ' Fire in Harmony ' was ' Blood and Roses ' - the lyrics of which are loosely based on the Roger Corman film version of Carmilla.
The acute and grave accents are occasionally used in poetry and lyrics: the acute to indicate stress overtly where it might be ambiguous ( rébel vs. rebél ) or nonstandard for metrical reasons ( caléndar ), the grave to indicate that an ordinarily silent or elided syllable is pronounced ( warnèd, parlìament ).
Since then McLean has stated that the lyrics are also somewhat autobiographical and present an abstract story of his life from the mid-1950s until the time he wrote the song in the late 1960s.
This became the ' standard edition ' for the future and it featured some of the literary conventions that modern readers expectthere was still no spacing between words, little or no punctuation and no stage directions, but abbreviated names now denoted changes of speaker, lyrics are broken into ' cola ' and ' strophai ' or lines and stanzas, and a system of accentuation was introduced.
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The CTCA distributed a khaki-bound songbook that provided the impetus for spirited renditions of the selections found therein, plus a number of others whose lyrics were more earthy -- from `` Johnny Get Your Gun '' to `` Keep The Home Fires Burning '' to `` Mademoiselle From Armentieres ''.
Stroked him, snaked all through him, the lyrics lifted him, took him from one magic isle to another, stopping briefly at each Brandon.
and the incisive style with which Charlotte Rae delivers the top-drawer Hart lyrics of `` I Blush '', a song that was cut from `` A Connecticut Yankee ''.
Collins, Cash, and Norman were unable to discern if the power of the song came from the music or the lyrics.
Tim Blake ( synthesiser player on Planet Gong ) produced a solo album called " Blake's New Jerusalem ", including a 20 minute track with lyrics from Blake's poem.
He received an urgent call from Andrew Lloyd Webber who wanted him to write the lyrics to The Phantom of the Opera, for which he wrote " Masquerade ".
Andersson currently performs with his own band of 16 musicians, BAO ; " Benny Anderssons Orkester " (" Benny Andersson's orchestra "), utilising the vocal talents of fellow Swedes Helen Sjöholm ( from Kristina from Duvemåla ) and Tommy Körberg ( of Chess fame ), with lyrics to new material sometimes written by his song-writing partner and best friend of 40 years, Björn Ulvaeus.
In 2000, Benny wrote the music for fellow Swede ( no relation ) Roy Andersson's film Songs from the Second Floor ( the music later re-recorded, featuring new lyrics, with BAO!
According to this episode, Dr. Sam Beckett ( Scott Bakula ) influences Buddy Holly to change the lyrics from " piggy, suey " to " Peggy Sue ", thus setting up Holly's future hit song.
Queen Boadicea features in the opening lyrics of the song " The Good Old Days " written by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat for British rock band The Libertines from their 2002 album " Up the bracket ", the line reads, " If Queen Boadicea is long dead and gone, Still then the spirit in her children's children's children, it lives on ".
Common themes and references present in Love's lyrics from her early career included body image, rape, suicide, misogyny, conformity, elitism, pregnancy, prostitution, and death.
According to Love, her main focus in the band from very early on was on lyrics: " For me, I was just about lyrics and performance.
The band, who all wore white shirts with a big, black S painted on the front, pulled black ties from around the backs of their necks to form a dollar sign, then started playing a new song titled " Pull My Strings ", a barbed, satirical attack on the ethics of the mainstream music industry, which contained the lyrics, " Is my cock big enough, is my brain small enough, for you to make me a star ?".
Low ( 1977 ), partly influenced by the Krautrock sound of Kraftwerk and Neu !, evidenced a move away from narration in Bowie's songwriting to a more abstract musical form in which lyrics were sporadic and optional.
Released the same year and containing re-recorded tracks from Omikron, his album ' Hours ...' featured a song with lyrics by the winner of his " Cyber Song Contest " Internet competition, Alex Grant.
Plutarch is the source also for the story that the victorious Spartan generals, having planned the demolition of Athens and the enslavement of its people, grew merciful after being entertained at a banquet by lyrics from Euripides's play Electra: " they felt that it would be a barbarous act to annihilate a city which produced such men " ( Life of Lysander )
" For some critics, the lyrics often seem dislocated from the action but the extent and significance of this is " a matter of scholarly debate.
Francis Scott Key ( August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843 ) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States ' national anthem, " The Star-Spangled Banner ".
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An Uncle Sam is mentioned as early as 1775, in the original " Yankee Doodle " lyrics of the Revolutionary War.
In the early 1990s, Charles dated Irish singer-songwriter Suzanne Rhatigan, co-writing lyrics for her album To Hell With Love and directing a video for her.
His earlier ( late 60s early 70s ) psychedelic-Anatolian works with English lyrics released under US, Dutch, German and Canadian labels in the late 1990s through 2002.
The origins of philosophy can be traced back to early Mesopotamian wisdom, which embodied certain philosophies of life, particularly ethics, in the forms of dialectic, dialogs, epic poetry, folklore, hymns, lyrics, prose works, and proverbs.
bands ' lyrics sought to reflect the harsh realities of living in Margaret Thatcher's Britain in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
During the band's early years, Peart's lyrics were largely fantasy / science fiction-focused, though since 1980 he has focused more on social, emotional, and humanitarian issues.
In the early stages of ABBA, Anderson co-wrote many of the songs ' lyrics, among them some of the band's biggest hits, such as " Ring Ring " ( 1973 ), " Waterloo " ( 1974 ), " Honey, Honey " ( 1974 ), " I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do " ( 1975 ), " Mamma Mia " ( 1975 ), " S. O. S " ( 1975 ), " Fernando " ( 1976 ), " Dancing Queen " ( 1976 ), " Knowing Me, Knowing You " ( 1977 ), and " The Name of the Game " ( 1977 ).
In addition to retaining many mod influences, early skinheads were very interested in Jamaican rude boy styles and culture, especially the music: ska, rocksteady, and early reggae ( before the tempo slowed down and lyrics became focused on topics like black nationalism and the Rastafari movement ).
Their early music was also characterised by the growling vocals and sometimes misanthropic lyrics of both Jean-Jacques Burnel and Hugh Cornwell.
Jack White ( musician ), of The White Stripes, is originally from Detroit and played many times in Toledo early in his career ; the song " Expecting " contains the lyrics " You send me to Toledo ".
Post-Britpop bands like Travis, Stereophonics and Coldplay, influenced by Britpop acts, particularly Oasis, with more introspective lyrics, were some of the most successful rock acts of the late late 1990s and early 2000s.
During the 1970s and early 1980s until its resurrection, the term was not in vogue, one notable exception being in the lyrics of the song " Drive-In Saturday " by David Bowie ( from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane ) which includes the line " It's a crash course for the ravers.
His intellectual energy in this period of his life was devoted to the composition of the Inni sacri, a series of sacred lyrics, and of a treatise on Catholic morality, Osservazioni sulla morale cattolica, a task undertaken under religious guidance, in reparation for his early lapse from faith.
Follow the Leader marked the first album where the majority of the lyrics did not have origins relating to early occurrences, with songs like " Justin " and " Pretty " written about incidents occurring during adulthood.
The origins of Babylonian philosophy can be traced back to early Mesopotamian wisdom literature, which embodied certain philosophies of life, particularly ethics, in the forms of dialectic, dialogs, epic poetry, folklore, hymns, lyrics, prose, and proverbs.
Rodgers and Hart subsequently wrote the music and lyrics for 26 Broadway musicals during a more-than-20-year partnership that ended only with Hart's early death.
The early works of Marillion contained Fish's poetic and introspective lyrics melded with a complex and subtle musical tapestry to create a sound that reflected the band's influences, notably Queen, early Genesis, Pink Floyd, Van der Graaf Generator, Rush ( specifically from the late 1970s ), and Yes.
Some early critics were quick to dismiss the band as clones of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis due to musical similarities, such as their extended songs, a prominent and Mellotron-influenced keyboard sound, vivid and fantastical lyrics and the equally vivid and fantastical artwork by Mark Wilkinson used for the sleeves of their albums and singles.