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Can great wisdom be found in popular song lyrics?

Asked by josie (22950 points ) June 12th, 2011

An old man in a Billy Currington song says

“God is great, beer is good, people are crazy”

Hmm

I once a heard a song by a band called Funkadelic. A line goes :

“You rise as high as your dominant aspiration. You descend to the level of your lowest concept of your self. Free your mind and your ass will follow”

Interesting.

What do you think?

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john65pennington's avatar

“Who Let The Dogs Out?”

Also, this song by Kool and The Gang…........No Show

He thought he would try loving again. He met this girl that was ideal for his personality. They set a time, date and location to meet.

She was a “No Show”.

Great song.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I cant think of any great wisdom in pop music but theres a lot in this song

vickorano's avatar

If you want great wisdom in music, you need to look a little deeper than pop songs.

FutureMemory's avatar

“She had dumps like a truck”

Sisqo – Thong Song

SABOTEUR's avatar

Great wisdom can be found anywhere, but…

…it’s worthless if you can’t recognize it.

And if you can recognize it, you probably understand that you recognize your own wisdom projected outwardly

starsofeight's avatar

All we are is dust in the wind.

Turn, turn, turn.

marinelife's avatar

Not usually.

crisw's avatar

Rush
“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”

Free Will

WasCy's avatar

In a gadda da vida

Sunny2's avatar

There’s a lot of philosophy, emotion, and serious subjects in country music. I like the one about alcoholism, “I Can’t Get My Foot Off the Rail.”

Plucky's avatar

Of course it can.

“Beat me, hate me. You can never break me…” – They Don’t Care About Us by Michael Jackson.

An interesting little website.

Schroedes13's avatar

I thoroughly enjoy “Where is the Love” by Black Eyed Peas, “Hands Held High” by Linkin Park, and “Mathematics” by Mos Def! I find all three are full of great meaning and truth.

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