Music is an important part of our lives and culture. Philosophers considered music tones ordered vertically to be harmonies and horizontally as melodies. Other artists said that noise doesn’t exist, there is only sound that can be organized into music. People use song lyrics and musical instruments to express their feelings, thoughts, faith and spirituality. Below you can find the most famous music lyrics:
Another Brick in the Wall
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Another Brick in the Wall is the tile of three songs by the band Pink Floyd. Roger Waters is the author of all parts. Part II, with the working title Education, is a protest song against boarding schools and schooling in general. Over 4 million copies of the single were sold throughout the world. South Africa banned Education and the album The Wall in 1980, because protesters against racial inequities in education used the music lyrics as their slogan.
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen.
Kasmir is a song featured on Led Zeppelin’s sixth album Physical Graffiti. Since its release, the single was performed every time the band was on stage, becoming a concert staple. Plant wrote the music lyrics in 1973, while the band was driving through the Sahara Desert. The author confessed that it was an incredible challenge for him because it required an abstract lyrical structure about the idea of life as a journey. Plant had a hard time performing it, because the song was bigger than him.
Folsom Prison Blues
I’m stuck in Folsom Prison,
And time keeps draggin’ on
Folsom Prison Blues is one of Johnny Cash’s signature songs. The author combines folk elements such as the prison and the train. Cash wrote the song after seeing the movie Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison, while he was serving in the military. In 1968, he actually performed the song at Folsom Prison. The prisoners did not cheer at any music lyrics that commented about the prison, because they feared the retaliation of the guards.
Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for and no religion too
Imagine is John Lennon’s best-selling single, recorded in May 1971. The music lyrics challenge the listener to imagine a peaceful world without borders, religion and wars, where people look beyond material possessions. John Lennon was inspired by several poems from Yoko Ono’s 1964 book Grapefruit. He believes that we are all one country, one people and one world. More than 1.6 million copies were sold in the UK and after Lenon’s death in 1980, the Imagine reached number one in the Singles Charts.
What a Wonderful World
I see friends shaking hands saying “how do you do?”
They’re really saying, “I love you”
The music lyrics for this song are written by composer/performer George David Weiss and producer Bob Thiele. What a Wonderful World reminds listeners to appreciate the beauty of each day and remain hopeful and optimistic about the future. Some view it as an antidote to the politically charged and racial climate in the U.S.