Poetry Study Lindsay Brown Block 7

“Let It Go”

James Bay

From walking home and talking loads

To seeing shows in evening clothes with you

From nervous touch and getting drunk

To staying up and waking up with you

But now we're sleeping at the edge

Holding something we don't need

All this delusion in our heads*

Is gonna bring us to our knees

So come on let it go

Just let it be

Why don't you be you

And I'll be me

Everything's that's broke

Leave it to the breeze

Why don't you be you

And I'll be me[x2]

From throwing clothes across the floor

To teeth and claws and slamming doors at you

If this is all we're living for

Why are we doing it, doing it, doing it anymore

I used to recognize myself

It's funny how reflections change

When we're becoming something else

I think it's time to walk away

So come on let it go

Just let it be

Why don't you be you

And I'll be me

Everything's that's broke

Leave it to the breeze

Why don't you be you

And I'll be me[x2]

Trying to fit your hand inside of mine

When we know it just don't belong

There's no force on earth

Could make me feel right, no

Whoa

Trying to push this problem up the hill

When it's just too heavy to hold**

Think now's the time to let it slide

So come on let it go

Just let it be

Why don't you be you

And I'll be me

Everything's that's broke

Leave it to the breeze

Let the ashes fall

Forget about me

Come on let it go

Just let it be

Why don't you be you

And I'll be me

And I'll be me

Barry, Paul. "Let It Go." Chaos and the Calm. Republic Records, Universal Music Publishing Group. Google Play Music. Google, 2016, https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tjb436elh6oktpggsbcmkxiohdy?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics Accessed 2 June 2014.

* “All this delusion in our heads” is a metaphor because it compares delusion to their busy mind. This metaphor means that they are thinking about so many problems and their thoughts are so busy. The writer uses this metaphor to compare unlike things in the song and to make it more interesting.

** “Trying to push this problem up the hill, when it’s just too heavy to hold” is a metaphor because they are comparing problems to something extremely hard to do. This metaphor is showing that it’s very hard to get rid of a big problem, such as a problem that is “too heavy to hold”. The writer uses this metaphor to make the song more descriptive by comparing things that cannot actually happen, like pushing a problem.

“The Scientist”

Coldplay

Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry*

You don't know how lovely you are

I had to find you

Tell you I need you

Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets

And ask me your questions

Oh, let's go back to the start

Running in circles

Coming up tails

Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy

It's such a shame for us to part

Nobody said it was easy

No one ever said it would be this hard

Oh, take me back to the start

I was just guessing

At numbers and figures

Pulling the puzzles apart

Questions of science

Science and progress

Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me

Come back and haunt me

Oh, and I rush to the start

Running in circles**

Chasing our tails

Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy

Oh, it's such a shame for us to part

Nobody said it was easy

No one ever said it would be so hard

I'm going back to the start

Oh Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry

You don't know how lovely you are

I had to find you

Tell you I need you

Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets

And ask me your questions

Oh, let's go back to the start

Running in circles

Coming up tails

Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy

It's such a shame for us to part

Nobody said it was easy

No one ever said it would be this hard

Oh, take me back to the start

I was just guessing

At numbers and figures

Pulling the puzzles apart

Questions of science

Science and progress

Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me

Come back and haunt me

Oh, and I rush to the start

Running in circles

Chasing our tails

Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy

Oh, it's such a shame for us to part

Nobody said it was easy

No one ever said it would be so hard

I'm going back to the start

Oh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh [x4]

Martin, Christopher, Berryman, Guy, Buckland, Jonathan, Champion, William. "The Scientist." A Rush of Blood to the Head. Universal Music Publishing Group. Google Play Music. Google, 2016, https://play.google.com/music/preview/Twjacqc33ohntej6otikk3rp5wu?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics . Accessed 15 April 2003.

* "Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry" is an example of imagery because it develops a picture for the listener. The songwriter used this to attach the listener right off the bat, by using imagery in the very first line of the song.

** “Running in circles” is an example of imagery because the listener can actually see a person running in circles. The songwriter used this imagery to make the song more interesting for the listener.

“I Miss You”

Adele

I want every single piece of you*

I want your heaven and your ocean's too

Treat me soft but touch me cool

I wanna teach you things you never knew, baby

Bring the floor up to my knees**

Let me fall into your gravity

And kiss me back to life to see

Your body standing over me

(Chorus)

Baby don't let the lights go down

Baby don't let the lights go down

Baby don't let the lights go down

Lights go down, lights go down

Lights go down, lights go down

Down, down, down, down

I miss you when the lights go out

It illuminates all of my doubts

Pull me in, hold me tight

Don't let go, baby give me light

I miss you when the lights go out

It illuminates all of my doubts

Pull me in, hold me tight

Don't let go, baby give me light

I love the way your body moves

Towards me from across the room

Brushing past my every groove

No one has me like you do

In your heart I bring my soul

But be delicate with my ego

I wanna step into your great unknown

With you and me setting the tone

(Chorus)

I miss you when the lights go out

It illuminates all of my doubts

Pull me in, hold me tight

Don't let go, baby give me light

I miss you when the lights go out

It illuminates all of my doubts

Pull me in, hold me tight

Don't let go, baby give me light

It only makes it harder baby

It only makes it harder baby (harder baby)

Harder baby (harder baby), harder baby

I miss you when the lights go out

It illuminates all of my doubts

Pull me in, hold me tight

Don't let go, baby give me light

I miss you when the lights go out

It illuminates all of my doubts

Pull me in, hold me tight

Don't let go, baby give me light

I miss you, I miss you x4

Adkins, Adele, Epworth, Paul. "I Miss You." 25. Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group. Google Play Music. Google, 2016, https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tozqd34tizean3itrx5p6s37e3y?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics . Accessed 20 November 2015.

* “I want every single piece of you” is a hyperbole because they don’t actually mean that they want all the “pieces” of them, they actually mean that they want to have the person all to themselves. The songwriter uses this hyperbole to show how much they love and want the other person without just saying it, by using exaggeration.

** "Bring the floor up to my knees" is an example of a hyperbole because you cannot actually move the floor, the songwriter is just showing that she is so swept away that the ground is moving around her. The songwriter uses this hyperbole to exaggerate what she means and to make the song more exciting.

"Me"

Lindsay Brown

Lindsay

Creative, caring, passionate

Relative of Ryan and Mallory

Who loves Christmas like a child loves candy

Who feels stressed about finals

Who needs to get more sleep, Zzzzz

Who gives equally of time and heart

Who fears spiders and snakes

Who'd like to see Hawaii

Who dreams of being a physical therapist

A student of South High School

Brown

Credits:

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