Bob Dylan Masters Of War Analysis
This is clearly seen through the lines, “The I.V. and your hospital bed, this was no accident this was a therapeutic chain of events.” Another line, “Can’t take the kid from the fight, take the fight from the kid” is the band’s way of saying that if you can’t remove someone from their personal struggles, you need to take the struggles away from them. Meaning, in this situation, that if society can’t keep someone away from attempting suicide, society needs to take away the ability to do so through the use of rehab and hospitalization. Also, when Brendan Urie, the lead singer of the band, sings, “You’re a regular decorated emergency”, he is saying that it has become so normal for people, especially children, to attempt suicide, that this single attempt, is just a regular everyday hospital emergency. This is a way for the band to express the extent of the affects of the increasing suicide rates, and that something needs to be done to stop it.
A third song, “Time to Dance”, discusses the problem of how society doesn’t deem suicide as important as it should, the world simply describes it as a cry for attention instead of as a real and deadly issue. In the line, “Well, she’s not bleeding on the ballroom floor just for the attention”, clearly states the band’s opinion on how attempting or going through with taking one’s own life is not a joke or a publicity stunt, …show more content…
He mentions how racism is heavily talked about, but with all of this talk, is progress really even being made? Even after Martin Luther King Jr. and other black rights activists from the 1900’s, there is still racism in many different forms of society. Macklemore even goes as far as to mention police brutality and the recent shooting of Michael Brown, a black man, which resulted in the Boston Riots. Some of the more jarring lyrics in the song are, “You said publicly “Rest in peace Mike Brown”, you speak about equality but do you really mean it?”, and “Most of us aren’t even paying attention, it seems like we’re more concerned with being racist than we actually are with