Analysis of the Songs Bittersweet Symphony, Fixing a Hole, and Creep

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Analysis of the Songs Bittersweet Symphony, Fixing a Hole, and Creep

Music has played an important role in the daily lives of people everywhere and perhaps the most influential music has come from British artists. The Beatles faced a problem when, John Lennon innocently stated that The Beatles were, in fact, more popular than Jesus. In the song "Fixing a Hole", The Beatles sing about the problem with the media. The song "Creep", by Radiohead, deals with a personal problem. It illustrates the writers frustration, and inner turmoil with his life in a negative, self-hating way. The third song, "Bittersweet Symphony", by The Verve, is written in a way that explores the writer's inability to change his life. He sings a negative spin on
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The Beatles showed some defensiveness in the lyrics, "And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong, I'm right. Where I belong, I'm right, where I belong." This self-defense indicates the statement made by Lennon was important to the band, and perhaps held some meaning and truth in it. Paul wrote that even if he was wrong, he was still right, showing that he wanted to fix the problem, based on the fact that he wanted the band's popularity, and credibility to remain at a high, without the risk of compromising their integrity.

"Creep", by Radiohead, was written in 1992, by Thom York about an infatuation he had over a girl. The song's lyrics, "When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye." indicates that the writer questions his worthiness, and has low self-esteem. York writes about his low self-esteem in a straight forward, no holding back way. The song takes a somber look at his self-pity, and feeling of unworthiness. York continues in the song about his low self worth by singing, "I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here." He writes this as an indication of not fitting in with the girl that he feels is unreachable. York holds no boundaries in these lines about his feelings of self-worth and his negative outlook at his life. The song then shows York's hope for a better life; "I want to

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