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New Day Rising song meanings
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    General Commentthe thing that's amazing to me about this song is the extreme contrast between the apparent sentiment of its single sung phrase and the increasingly bile-fueled belligerence of its delivery. new days are new beginnings and, conventionally speaking, they tend to be about possibility, hope; the slate is clean, anything can happen. but by the end of the track the vocals are being howled and sputtered and screamed with such ferocity, the guitar is a caustic wall of noise, you have to wonder how much hope is really being expressed. it's like waking up and realizing nothing has changed, everything is just as fucked as it was when you went to sleep. (the cover art is completely of a piece with this i think -- it's a sunrise, but the sky is an ugly brown, and a single searing ray of sun cuts through a black horizon.) to my mind, it's all an amazing achievement from only three words, a double-time drum beat, and a single, simple chord progression.
    scooperon September 29, 2007   Link

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