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30-Day Song Challenge: Day 20

Today’s challenge was not easy for me today! Mainly, it’s because I generally listen to music for enjoyment rather than scanning for different meanings of a song. So, I asked for some help. It’s not against the rule book! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Like looking at a work of art, I think any person can listen to the same song and gather different interpretations.

So, I found this interesting article called The Hidden Meaning of these 8 Most Popular Christmas Songs. This was the excerpt for “Carol of the Bells”

This song originallyย wasn’t about Christmasย at all. It was a Ukrainian folk chant called “Shchedryk” that welcomed the spring and described a bird flying into someone’s house to tweet about good fortune. Composer Peter Wilhousky heard the chant performed and wrote the English lyrics to the popular, fast-paced “Carol of the Bells.”ย 

Carol of the Bells,ย

Lindsey Stirling performs an amazing Carol of the Bells and takes us on a wintry adventure!

My roommate shared with me “Casser La Voix” by Maxime Landry showing the range of the French language. Many French words can take on various interpretations in music.

A friend recently shared with me “Trampoline” by Shaed. I felt like trampoline was a metaphor the subconscious or a dream world.

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8 thoughts on “30-Day Song Challenge: Day 20

    1. It’s amazing to see how much she has grown from her humble beginnings at America’s Got Talent auditions. Love so many of her performances! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Oh..all these hidden meanings within Christmas songs were fascinating for me to read about! Later renditions and interpretations of various original piece are interesting for me since it tells me so much about what the artist is experiencing! โค

  1. Wow! I can’t help but feel that if more carols and classical music was performed in Lindsay’s video style they would attract massively larger audiences! ๐Ÿ™‚

    As for different meanings, i have noticed that almost all love songs, be they uplifting or songs of heartbreak make every bit as much sense when they are seen as referring to a love of God as much as the person it was originally written about.

    Next time you listen to a love song – see if it works for you? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yes, Lindsey is an amazing artist who performs in visually stunning videos! I enjoy watching her play her violin and dance at the same time. Talented! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hm! That is an interesting thought to ponder! I’ll think about that because there is a wide variety of love songs out there from Enrique, Lana Del Rey, Misty Edwards, MercyMe… Even Vietnamese music has many love songs… I’ll think about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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