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The Music Of Generation X Essay

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The Music of Generation X

        Since the beginning of time the human beings have adored the soothing sounds of music. Music has affected the way people have behaved and dressed throughout different periods of time. Different groups have been formed based upon their preference in music. Take for an example in the music of my generation, Generation X, there are several different groups oriented by music. In Generation X punks, gangs, alternative people, ravers, hippies, and pop rockers have all been labeled into groups by their preference of music. Music has also affected people mentally, causing problems in society like suicide, depression, hate/racism, violence, and drug addiction. I am about to examine five different song lyrics of my generation to demonstrate the different tones and concerns they convey onto society and my generation.

        The first song I would like to analyze is 'Jane Says' by Jane's Addiction. The main theme in 'Jane Says' is escaping drug use and addiction. This song is basically set in a low class area. Jane is a girl who has had a heroine addiction. Her personal boundaries have been invaded and she wants out of the habit, 'I'm gonna kick tomorrow...'. She goes through depression and withdrawal, 'She gets mad/And she starts to cry.' Then the songs continues by talking about loneliness. Drug addiction is often the background for much of the music in today's society. People tend to idolize famous people and when they see or hear of their idols using drugs or drinking they follow the actions of the famous people. Another song in which I am going to discuss is written by The Smashing Pumpkins. 'Tonight, tonight' is a song about growing up. The song stresses the importance of time and how precious it is, 'time is never time at all/you can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth/ and our lives are forever changed/ we will never be the same.' This song brings an opening light to society and makes them feel good and at the same time depressed. The music in our generation is real deep in it's tone, the feelings music can generate is amazing. Say you are listening to a happy song your mood will genuinely be happy, then say you heard a slow deep meaningful song your attitude will change somewhat. However there is different music for different moods. 'Tonight, tonight,' brings in the mood of peacefulness. This song as well as 'Jane Says' attracts the people in society who are considered to be alternative in their behavior and lifestyle.

        Next, I am going to examine a song by a band that reels in the social group of the hippies. Phish is a band that has followers, just like the recently fallen Grateful Dead had. Phish is mainly a band that sings happy thoughts and tells stories through their music, like folk music...

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