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Questions about the literary meaning or significance of the lyrics of a song or the literary devices used in them. Should be used with either the song-writer or the band in lieu of the author tag.

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What is the "Neon god" in "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel?

In Simon and Garfunkel's song The Sound of Silence1, there is the following passage in lyrics: And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made What is this neon god? Obviously, they ...
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The meaning of the line "and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah" in "Hallelujah"

"Hallelujah" contains a mix of Biblical themes. The first stanza mentions (King) David by name, and the first three lines of the second seem to refer to one of King David's stories (II Samuel 11). The ...
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Are there two separate narrators in "On Most Surfaces" by The Gathering?

On Most Surfaces By The Gathering (from their Nighttime Birds album) has the following lyrics: The frost hits me in the eye and wakes me These are blurry winters and I cannot see I walk into the ...
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