An Introduction

An introduction: LINGUISTICS is a collection of various discussions on the language of modern lyricists. In a world saturated by music and music criticism, serious discussion of the poetry found in song lyrics has been remarkably absent. As poetry wanes from mainstream consciousness but music grows in its ubiquitousness, songwriters have become something akin to our 21st century poets. The following written dialogues represent an attempt to explore these writers’ works, their themes, music criticism in general—and ourselves in the process.

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