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O Valencia! Technique
Great lyrics move us like the world's best poems. Take a close-up look at the art.
How is "O Valencia!" like The Decemberists? Let us count the ways:1. It uses a centuries-old story structure.2. It tells a tale of two ill-fated lovers.3. It's darn catchy.4. It sounds like modern...
According to Colin Meloy, "Pop music has always adopted the style of marrying upbeat melodies to dour lyrics. But I think there's less irony [on The Crane Wife] than the previous records; it's mor...
With all the air-glockenspiel that goes on when you're rocking out to "O Valencia!", you probably aren't paying much attention to the verb tenses of the lyrics. But when you take a closer look at t...
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