Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Lyric Analysis

 I've paid close attention to the lyrics of our song, and have thought about how we will create a relationship between the lyrics and the visuals. Therefore, I've taken the lyrics and made an in-depth analysis of their dictionary meaning, connotation and symbolism. I had, at first, completed this task in my work book because I found that writing about it was a better method of brainstorming and actually thinking about the meaning, than typing - and from this, I've gained an extremely beneficial understanding of the lyrics and how I can generate a narrative/performance to suit it.

Wolfmother - Vagabond lyrics

Oh girl, I don't know all the reasons why
I found the answer looking in your eye
I go out walking all day long
Take away this lonely man, soon he will be gone
'Cause I'll tell you everything about living free
Yes, I can see you girl, can you see me?

You don't need to know what I do all day
It's as much as I know watch it waste away
'Cause I'll tell you everything about living free
Yes, I can see you girl, can you see me?

Go and see the sorcerer and look into the ball
You may find the answer written on the wall
The left one was a dancer
Can you see the answer, oh?

Put her on a mansion on top of a hill
Please don't make her do the things against her will
I found something special, I don't know why
Looking into her pretty little eye
'Cause I'll tell you everything about being free

Here, and also in my work book, I've highlighted key imagery and emotive words that I'd like to look into and interpret.
I used three steps of analysis.
The first was to research the dictionary meaning of the specific word - to find multiple interpretations of the word, so that you can open up your imagination to the different viewpoints that people will see it in.
The second was to develop my own ideas/connotations around chosen word and use the support of the dictionary meaning to make it a stronger annotation.
The third was to then link it to its relevance, and how it relates to the narrative within the lyrics.

I had highlighted key imagery and emotive words such as:

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