Poetic Music Homework, Please Help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Collin, May 14, 2013.

  1. Collin

    Collin Tool Aficionado

    Not sure where to post this at so I'll just post here. Not sure what to title it either.
    We're studying poetry in class, I've been assigned to find a song with poetic lyrics. (no profanity)We will do more stuff with these lyrics. I would like to use an Iron Maiden song. I have a few songs in my mind but its so hard to pick.
    So what Iron Maiden song has the most poetic lyrics that also speaks a good message?
  2. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

  3. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

  4. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Puissant

    Starblind is a good one. As is this:
    In the gloom, the gathering storm abates
    In the ships, gimlet eyes await
    The call to arms to hammer at the gates
    To blow them wide, throw evil to its fate.
    All summers long the drills to build the machine
    To turn men from flesh and blood to steel
    From paper soldiers to bodies on the beach
    From summer sands to Armageddon's reach
    Overlord, your master not your god
    The enemy coast dawning gray with scud
    These wretched souls puking, shaking fear
    To take a bullet for those who sent them here
    The world's alight, the cliffs erupt in flame
    No escape, remorseless shrapnel rains
    Drowning men, no chance for a warrior's fate
    A choking death, enter Hell's gate.

    (The Longest Day)
    I'd pretty much stop there, the rest of the lyrics are not quite as good.
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  5. Collin

    Collin Tool Aficionado

    I was actually considering using the Longest Day, earlier today. :ok:
  6. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Puissant

    Starblind's lyrics are far less dreary, so it all depends which kind of mood you think your teacher will appreciate more.

    You should check out the discussion on each song in the Iron Maiden Commentary. I recall LooseCannon had a passionate review of Starblind there. Don't plagiarize it, obviously, but it may help you in your assignment insofar as you have to defend your choice of lyrics in class.
  7. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Revelations also comes to mind. I'd do Starblind if I was given the same homework though.
  8. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Only the Good Die Young
  9. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Isle of Avalon ... but the others mentioned here would be really good as well .. or you can always go 10 Seconds to Love :)

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