Hold Your Head Up Theme

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Have you ever wondered how the Italian mafia was able to survive even in the worst of times? Before I say anything else I just want to say that the purpose of this opening was to get you interested. Having said that I actually do not know the answer to that question however I do know about the theme of that question. Being able to push through when the going gets tough. There are 3 songs that I have chosen that convey the same theme. The writers of these songs are Macklemore a white rapper and Dan Auerbach from the band Cage the Elephant. I intend to analyze “Hold your Head Up” and “Inhale Deep” by Macklemore accompanied by “Trouble” by Dan Auerbach to show how they all convey that we should keep going even when things get hard. The first song “Hold your Head Up” by Macklemore uses symbols to convey the theme. The lyrics read,” Hold your head up, there’s a light in the sky. I know you’re fed up but you must try to survive”. The light in the sky symbolizes hope and Macklemore is saying that we should continue with hope even though we might be fed up. Another example of a symbol being used occurs in the lyrics when …show more content…
The song encourages the listeners to become better people after hardships. The lyrics say, “Go through good times and hardships… and know that every struggle in life, is there to teach you a lesson”. Macklemore is a glass half full kind of guy and it shows here because he says that hardships are there to teach us a lesson. He doesn’t view it as a bad thing but rather as an experience that we can take and learn from. Macklemore also says, “That’s why I try to inhale deep, so I can find peace, and essence just find me”. Macklemore inhales deep in tough times to find out who he is so he can have the strength to continue. In bad times it is good to take a moment and see where you are at and search for anything that will give you the ability to push

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