Surbiton High School

Song lyrics

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How important are song lyrics?

How you answer that question is probably dependent on what you look to get out of music. Do you simply listen to it as a means of getting your foot tapping, your head nodding and the urge to sing along and dance? Or do you also look to songs to give you some meaning, some substance, and nourishment for the intellect and soul?

Recently, the great lyricist Pete Seeger sadly passed away, and to commemorate this we held a Lit Soc session on song lyrics, and more specifically our favourite examples.Pete Seeger himself is renowned for being …read more