The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67071   Message #1120153
Posted By: GUEST,moocowpoo
20-Feb-04 - 09:33 PM
Thread Name: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Subject: RE: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Why does everything have to be in ENGLISH??. The meaning of a song is not ONLY conveyed in its lyrical content. A tune is no accident, it is written to convey mood   (wheather it is written first or not). Tonal quality and expression in voice is also a factor in delivering meaning and feeling. Songs are not as one-dimensional as being primarily about 'the words'(they are very important, of course but not everything)   From these other elements In a song I have often guessed the emotion of a song and found i've been pretty close to it on perusal of the lyrics. My musical world would would be incomplete if it weren't for- le mystere des voix bulgares, Varttina, Muzikas, Yan tiersen They all have as much place in a folk-club as a sea shanty band, bush-music or diddle de de(all of these, I also like)