Popular Music Perspectives: Ideas, Themes, and Patterns in Contemporary Lyrics

Popular Music Perspectives: Ideas, Themes, and Patterns in Contemporary Lyrics

Popular Music Perspectives: Ideas, Themes, and Patterns in Contemporary Lyrics

Popular Music Perspectives: Ideas, Themes, and Patterns in Contemporary Lyrics

Synopsis

In thirteen essays, this book probes ideas and themes that are prominent in contemporary song lyrics. The essays take social change, human interaction, technology, and intellectual development as points of departure for specific examinations of public education, railroads, death, automobiles, and rebels. The essays also examine humor, traditions, and historical events found in answer songs, cover recordings, nursery rhyme adaptations, and novelty tunes.
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