About Wordsworth

Lyrics often take a back seat in music criticism, and we hope to get people thinking about them more. Come here to celebrate and discuss good lyrics (and occasionally, really awful ones). If you have any questions, contact Orr at wordsworthmedia@gmail.com.

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9 responses to “About Wordsworth

  1. Love the blog! Good analysis, interesting read.

  2. Organic Chem…sung to the tune of Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Deep Blue Something

    You say, “What these two atoms have in common
    Is this shared pair of electrons
    To keep them from falling apart.”
    You say, “A bond is formed between them —
    A covalent bond connects them —
    Now I wonder where I learned that.”

    CHORUS:
    And I said, “What about Organic Chemistry?”
    She said, “I think I remember the class,
    And, as I recall, I think we both kinda liked it.”
    And I said, “Well, I can tell that you passed.”

    “I see,” she said. “So we’ve got this carbon compound
    Of unknown chemical structure
    With an unknown set of bonds.”
    “These bonds,” she said — “if you want to detect them,
    you should take an IR spectrum.
    I once had a lab like that.”

    CHORUS

    You say, “What these two atoms have in common
    Is this shared pair of electrons
    To keep them from falling apart.”
    You say, “A bond is formed between them —
    A covalent bond connects them —
    Now I wonder where I learned that.”

  3. I assure you, I only ask out of interest… do you analyse lyrics for yourself or others? I am studying english, and sometimes I want them to stop telling me what the poetry means and explaining metahpors- sometimes I think that things- like poems and songs- are best left to the individual to interpret… what do you think? On the other hand, I found this website by trying to understand what bon iver means by “kumran”, so maybe I’m being a hypocrite, haha.

  4. Just wanted to say that I also found this website by searching for Bon Iver’s “kumran” (and immediately learned I’m not the only one) haha. Anyway, interesting blog. Bookmarked. :)

  5. wow! @jken & aowrya. Your is the same reason I’m looking more into lyrics than usual for a song–because of Bon Iver’s re: stacks. In addition to wanting to know the meaning of kumran, I am also very curious about his variations on the back/rack/stacks lines.

    Great website!

  6. to moderator: oops, meant to say “Yours is the same reason…”

  7. Ha! Seems lots of us ended up here searching for the meaning of Bon Iver’s “kumran”… me too :-)

    So thank you for the explanation. I love that song and your interpretation has given it depth.

  8. how can I subscribe to posts? :)

  9. No posts since 2008! Would love to see this site up and running again. What a fantastic idea for a blog. And what good, crisp writing and analysis. I’ve always thought the lyrics made the song. Let’s starting talking about it again!

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