Essay on Lucy

960 Words Apr 27th, 2014 4 Pages
Joyce Alcantara (G00830834)
English 101-113
Professor Lisa Photos
April 7th, 2014
Decisions: Perpend, Ponder, and Plan Have you ever listened to a song where you immediately thought to yourself, “I can totally relate!”? Have you ever analyzed lyrics in your head, and completely understood every solitary piece of the message that the song is trying to convey? The song “Lucy,” by a rock band named Skillet, resonates with many people in various ways, as it starts off in a slow, symphonic playing of the keyboard. The initiation of the song includes a silvery tuning of the piano keys, and then it transitions into the entering of the harmonic pieces of the electric guitars and drums. This transition, along with the screaming elements used
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As quoted from the song, “…here we are from a brand new start; Got to live with the choices I’ve made, and I can’t live with myself today,” this verse strongly emphasizes that even though an individual has accepted that his/her actions have already been done, there are still consequences that follow, and sometimes remain. These consequences involve emotional astray such as feeling regretful of one’s actions, living a life full of pain, and even constantly wishing he/she had done things another way. As for the song “Lucy,” it deals with a heartbreaking loss of a couple’s unborn baby named Lucy, due to a regretful decision, as well as mourning that loss, and getting through the emotional scars that follow it. As written in the chorus, “Now that it’s over, I just wanna hold her; I’d give up all the world to see that little piece of heaven looking back at me,” these lines heavily accentuates the flow of emotions and great regrets that the theme is emphasizing. Furthermore, there are tools used to stress this message and the emotions carried in the song. One of the tools used is a gradual transition of the percussion, which is palpable that it fully expresses the point that the song is trying to deliver. The musical stylings of “Lucy,” where the transition includes the entering of the electric guitars and drums, introduces a change of tone of the

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