Socially Concious Folk Ballad

By ManWithHat

Allow me to speak to you of things of great import. Behold my thoughts.

Here I present you with evocative imagery
using sensory language to pique your interest
Explaining myself a little further
with ideas and symbols
and finishing on powerful phrase, or maybe just a word

Here I present you with a juxtoposed situation
or a story, or an idea that doesn't quite fit.
I explain in poetic language
why these verses are mirror reflections
and ask a provocative question to challenge your mind

This is a folk ballad I'm writing
so that people will start to ask why
this universe is unjust,
and good people have to die.
if you don't quite get it the first time,
maybe you'll listen just once more
and assign some deeper meaning,
on what life exists for

You may have noticed the chorus is quite catchy
It uses a controlling metaphor to prove my point
it also contains rhetorical devices
like rhyme, to make it memorable
so you won't be able to get this song out of your head

This is a folk ballad I'm writing
so that people will start to ask why
this universe is unjust,
and good people have to die.
if you don't quite get it the first time,
maybe you'll listen just once more
and assign some deeper meaning,
on what life exists for

The bridge is where I address the opposition
giving them a little credit for being human
But it's a backhanded compliment, and I prepare to reveal it
with an intelligent, complex and witty retort
that no one has thought of, yet

This is a folk ballad I'm writing
so that people will start to ask why
this universe is unjust,
and good people have to die.
if you don't quite get it the first time,
maybe you'll listen just once more
and assign some deeper meaning,
on what life exists for

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Socially Concious Folk Ballad

Created: May 30, 2009

Tags: folk, acoustic guitar, ballad, socially concious

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