PORTOFOLIO: Activity 2

  1. Yesterday in class, Pato told us to get together in groups to discussed some material That we should bring in relation to the poems we read in class. We should bring songs, videos, articles or pictures. So, each member of the group explained the message of the material that brought to share.
  2. What I brought to class, it is a song from one of my favorite rock band, call “Cage the Elephant”. The song i chose related with the poems is one of the last album that they published some weeks ago, it is call “Goodbye”. This is the Lyrics:

 

All my life I read between the lines

Held on too tight, you know I tried

But in the end it left me paralyzed

It’s alright, goodbye, goodbye

Seems like yesterday, I was a child

Just a ripple in the folds of time

I wish you well, I want to see you smile

It’s alright, goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I won’t cry, I won’t cry, I won’t cry

Lord knows how hard we tried

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

So many things I want to say to you

So many sleepless nights I prayed for you

My heart’s an ashtray and I lost my mind

You bring the smokes, I’ve got the time

I want to scream, I want to laugh, I want to close my eyes

I want to hide somewhere that’s hard to find

Stop wasting time trying to shape your life

It’s alright, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I won’t cry, I won’t cry, I won’t cry

Lord knows how hard we tried

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

My pretty bird, my favorite lullaby

How’d I become the thorn in your side?

All your laughter turned into a cry

It’s alright, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I won’t cry, I won’t cry, I won’t cry

Lord knows how hard we tried

It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright

It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

 

  1. C) I can connect the lyrics of this song with the poem “The Death Bed”, because I imagine that is a soldier that is saying goodbye to life. “Held on too tight, you know I tried. But in the end it left me paralyzed, It’s alright, goodbye, goodbye”, he is saying that he tried in war, he fight for his country, but with only one accident like a shot he got paralysed without moving, dying. Also, the war poems are also related with religion, but in this song is not criticizing the church or either the religion,“Lord knows how hard we tried”, he is saying that god knows how they fight, that he put all his strengths at war. Moreover, he also makes reference to his childhood, “Seems like yesterday, I was a child. Just a ripple in the folds of time”, he remember when he was a child how fast time passed to the present while being at war. Finally, as this song is call “Goodbye”, I thought that the soldier is saying goodbye to war, to life and to the soldiers.

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