2017年4月27日星期四

Descriptive song not a prescriptive song"

Rodriguez once said that 
Sugar Man is a descriptive song not a prescriptive song.
But I don't think so, a descriptive song is descrptive in words, but a descriptive song can be prescrptive in music.
 
Sugar Man is prescriptive.
When we listen to the song, 
its beautful melody comforts you,
yet it can at the same time give you a feeling of horrowness
when it is telling you about the story of the people who want to take drugs.
It surely remind you not to take drugs as
it cannot save you from miserable life at all!  
 
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Rodriguez - Sugar Man (Live on KEXP)
 
 
Sugar man
Won't ya hurry
Coz I'm tired of these scenes
For a blue coin
Won't ya bring back
All those colours to my dreams

Silver magic ships, you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet Mary Jane

Sugar man
Met a false friend
On a lonely, dusty road
Lost my heart
When I found it
It had turned to dead, black coal

Silver magic ships, you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet Mary Jane

Sugar man
You're the answer
That makes my questions disappear

Sugar man
Coz I'm weary
Of those double games I hear
Sugar man [x7]

Sugar man
Won't ya hurry
Coz I'm tired of these scenes
For a blue coin
Won't ya bring back
All those colours to my dreams

Silver magic ships, you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet Mary Jane

Sugar man
Met a false friend
On a lonely, dusty road
Lost my heart
When I found it
It had turned to dead, black coal

Silver magic ships, you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet Mary Jane

Sugar man
You're the answer
That makes my questions disappear