Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Floydian Tip

Yeah, yeah I know. I haven't shut up about this yet. I will. But let me say one. more. thing.

I realized this morning that one of the key reasons this album is so absorbing and powerful is that it's sung in first person. We're really deep in Pink's head, not hearing his story from a distance but straight from the source. I tried singing it in my head in third person and it lost all it's punch.

When I began to think of other songs I love from other artists, most of them are in first person too. Oddly enough, I don't enjoy books from this perspective. With a few exceptions, I usually feel distanced from first person narrative.

Kinda funny.

Is it the same for you?

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