Song Analysis

This is my analysis of the song I chose

Lukas Graham wrote this song because he wanted to tell a story of his life and how he wants to live a long and exciting life.

The writer chose these lyrics to tell the listeners and readers about his becoming of life; he grew up in a poor neighborhood but he calls it home, that’s why he makes songs the way he does.  This song does not have any metaphors or similes. Also the  effect this song has on the readers is to open up your eyes to a different lifestyle. Also the song is about growing old and living a happy life, surrounded by family.

The overall tone and attitude is joyful and dark at the same time.  He talks about his accomplishments which is celebratory and also talks about his story with his past.”I hope my children come and visit once or twice a month” creating a troublesome tone. The song is celebratory of all the things he accomplished. The writer uses this sadness in the song because it shows more about his past and how were all growing old.

The type of song/poem is a narrative, talking about his life. Also there is 14 stanzas in total, not in particular order, but there are quatrains. The song is a free verse having how ever many lines in each verse. These quatrain verses has two rhymes.                                                                                                                                   “It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger
Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker
By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor
Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure”

The author is talking about his accomplishments and his family, past and future. The song is written because he wants to tell his story about his family in the past and future and what he has accomplished in his music career. The narrator is Lukas Graham and generally speaking towards his readers.  What the song means to me is that to live a long and happy life, he wants to live past 60 because his father died at 61 and he wanted to live longer than that because he needed to ‘pass it to believe it”


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