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Work songs, travel songs, songs of yearning, nostalgia, regret, despair. Murder ballads, revenge songs. Political songs, social comment, historical songs, fantasy, religious songs.
Yes, but if you are restricting yourself to top 100 or popular song in the western sense, maybe. But if you consider folk, or African or other cultures, then I think you will find a broader range of subject matter.
Many poets have commented on the fact that early poems are about love and poems written later in life tend to focus on death.... So are we Baby-Boomers about to be assaulted by a plethora of death songs?
Should this thread die?
howard male wrote:You have inadvertently added fuel to my argument, Tom, because the fact there won't, in my opinion, suddenly be more death songs than we know what to do with, supports my argument that the natural form for music is the love song.
But if you consider folk, or African or other cultures, then I think you will find a broader range of subject matter
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