As you would have anticipated if you read the last post, I (still) feel inclined to revisit our Thought-provoking lyrics discussion after thinking so much of George Harrison this past week, as there are so many clever, wistful, brooding lines that deserve consideration which we have yet to touch upon.
Can you identify these examples and put forth some more for others to muse over? As you knew it was coming, I’m expecting you to be armed with good ones.
01. “You will find the bigger piggies stirring up the dirt
And they always have clean shirts to play around in”
02. “Looking everywhere at no one
He sees everything and nothing at all”
03. “Keep on dreaming, boy
‘Cause when you stop dreaming, it’s time to die”
04. “‘Round here we talk just like lions
But we sacrifice like lambs”
05. “From the moment I could talk
I was ordered to listen”
06. “I want to walk in the snow and not leave a footprint”
07. “Bought and sold and bought again
The dove is never free”
08. “There’s always something cooking and nothing in the pot”
09. “We thought that we had the answers
It was the questions we had wrong”
10. “We are all bourgeois now
So go out and make your way in the world”
Let’s do political songs next, shall we? Preferably angry ones befitting the current mood of glorious protest. If they should happen to creep into this post, so be it. From the above lines, it looks like one or two already have.
Until then, have a good weekend, everyone. Keep warm.