By Thomas J. Scheff

What do pop songs need to say approximately love? strangely, this e-book exhibits that the majority well known love songs convey even more approximately alienation, infatuation, estrangement, jealousy, and heartbreak than approximately love. Scheff takes the reader on a travel of renowned lyrics from eighty years of yankee track to bare the emotional and relational which means of lyrics. He exhibits that well known love songs usually steer listeners clear of a fit connection to the feelings surrounding love. Readers will achieve a deeper realizing of affection songs whereas appreciating the author's feedback for a way listeners and artists might increase the artwork of the affection tune.

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