Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Logical Song

This song is about a man who is searching for himself.  He begins the song when he was young.  He talks about how wonderful life was because he was young.   He didn’t really know how complicated life really was.  But then when he grew up, his parent’s sent him away to school.  He writes that he was sent there to be “sensible, logical, responsible, and practical.” He is saying that we go to school to be what the world wants us to be, to fit in.  

 The chorus starts talking about his searching for himself.  “ There are times when all the worlds asleep, the questions run too deep for such a simple man.”  Here he is talking about all of the challenges and questions that we are faced with when we get older.  When we are young, we don’t generally question things; we just believe what we are told, but as for when we get older, there are a lot of things that we start to question because our brain develops as we learn more and more things.I think that the author is also talking about people losing themselves as we get so caught up with fitting into the world and becoming  what the world wants us to be. 

 When it says “Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal,” it is talking about today’s society when you voice your opinion, people put labels on you and automatically judge you by what you say.   People are also too quick to assume things.  This ties into bulverism, which we have read earlier. 

 I think that this whole song can really relate to Lewis’ life.  Lewis wrote about how when we are young, we are satisfied with everything, but when we get older, we start to question things.  Also, his whole life, Lewis was searching for the thing that would bring him joy.  This song too is about searching for one’s self.

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