I love music, especially that of Englishmen. This is a random post after not posting for 3 weeks but lyrics, like poetry, strives to capture a moment, an emotion. It’s a space where “Time forever frozen still.” Ed Sheeran’s Photgraph weaves together strands of love and loss. It compels you to experience your own feelings through the emotions of the artist. I used to hate calling musicians “artists” because c’mon Da Vinci was an artist. But to call someone an “artiste” means
, especially an actor, singer, dancer, or other public performer.
an entertainer, such as a singer or dancer
a person who is highly skilled in some occupation: a hair artiste
But we’re not french, so “artist” is logical but some how unfitting.
Paul McCartney’s Blackbird
paints a beautiful picture of a terrible confinement. It embodies hope in darkness. His simple yet descriptive lyrics at their best. I love this song so much that I can barely describe it. I’ve written about 75% of a story that ends with this beautiful scene.
So what are your favorite songs? Has any song inspired you?