A Haiku - Music
A Haiku - Music
Music is two-edged.
Used to console, lift., praise, cheer,
it can be a prayer.
It can also fail
its promise by lowering
Modern music is always changing, at least it has for the past century.
In my youth songs were risque for their double meanings, usually made sense (though they could be laced with humorous foolishness), and head tempos that were for dancing some fairly standard forms of dance.
As I aged, the "big band sounds" all but disappeared, seemingly radical dance styles emerged, volume increased, and lyrics became less and less understandable, while the number of lyrics Americans memorized started to dwindle.
Praise songs came into style, but lyrics spread to include ones that demeaned and ridiculed, or touted uncontrolled behaviors as the use of drugs became as prevalent as the use of alcohol was and still is.
Where is music headed? Heavenward, or where?
Maybe it is just as well that I'm not able to understand, much less memorize, some of today's lyrics, even though I am fortunate to still have the hearing that it appears some of this day's generation will have to do without in the future.
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved..
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