Figurative Language in Song

tackk by Megan and Caitlynne

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(i wish i was that koala :3 -megan :3 )


She lives in a fairy tale
Somewhere too far for us to find
Forgotten the taste and smell
Of the world that she's left behind
It's all about the exposure the lens I told her
The angles were all wrong now
She's ripping wings off of butterflies

Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds

She can't live in a fairytale, so it's a METAPHORE of how she acts-like nothing bad is possible to happen and only good things will come, That there's a happy ending when there isn't.

Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey
Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky
Back roads are boggin' up, my buddies pile up in my truck
We hunt our honeys down, we take 'em into town
Start washin' all our worries down the drain
Rain is a good thing
Rain can't make anything but wet, so it's a PERSDONIFICATION of how rain helps grow it.


Oo, ee, oo ah ah,
Ting tang,
Wala wala bing bang,
Oo ee, oo ah ah,
Ting tang,
Walawala bang bang (X3)

This is an ALLITERATION, because many "o" ,"t" , "w", and "b" words are repeated.

My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses asking 'bout a scar, and
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you’re trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
The holes in my apologies, you know
I’m trying hard to take it back

What the singer is trying to say is that he hurt this girl and she wants to forget about it, but he wants to apologize, making this an exaggeration--or a HYPERBOLE.


Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground
So I like to keep my issues drawn
But it's always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh whoa
The singer is comparing depression to "the devil on your back", and also the artist is saying that it gets harder before it can get better by saying" But it's always darkest before the dawn" making this a METEPHORE.

If all our life is but a dream
Fantastic posing greed
Then we should feed  our jewelry to the sea
For diamonds do appear to be
Just like broken glass  to me
He is comparing diamonds to broken glass, making this a SIMILE.


They got her whole life on lockdown
Doing time behind her bedroom door
I guess it’s alright for right now
But outside her window there’s so much
More room for running and space to discover
A whole wide world to see
She’s dreaming about the girl she’s gonna be
Stuck in Ross County, growing her wings
She's not really growing her wings, she's just gettiung what she needs to learn so when she moves out and gets her own life she's prepared making this a METAPHORE.


There’s a little bit of devil in her angel eyes
She’s a little bit of heaven with a wild side
Got a rebel heart a country mile wide
There’s a little bit of devil in her angel eyes
A little bit of devil in her angel eyes
There isnt a devil in her eyes, and shes not a little bit of heaven. the singer is trying to say she's an amazing girl with a rebelious side making this a METAPHORE.


"I wanna be your Friday night sweet ride
Summertime sunshine barefoot in the moonlight
I wanna be your jackpot hot spot wide open road in a candy apple rag top
I wanna set you free
I wanna take you high
I wanna be
Wanna be your Friday Night"
She doesn't actualy want to be his friday night, but she wants to be as good as the thigns that can happen on a friday night. making this a METAPHORE.


I'm only up when your not down.
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground.
It's like no matter what I do.
Well you drive me crazy half the time;
The other half I'm only trying to let
You know that what I feel is true.
And I'm only me when I'm with you.

Just a small town boy and girl
Livin' in a crazy world.
Tryin' to figure out what is and isn't true.

And I don't try to hide my tears.
My secrets or my deepest fears.
Through it all nobody gets me like you do.

And you know everything about me.

Taylor and her best guy friend, who've basically been through everything together, and she's finally starting to fall for him. She's saying that he knows everything about her, and that makes her comfortable. She's saying she's only her when she's with him. The thing is, Taylor CAN live without him, and she's still HERSELF but she is different in behavior. Making this a HYPERBOLE.


Would you walk to the edge of the ocean
Just to fill my jar with sand
Just in case I get the notion
To let it run through my hand
Let it run through my hand

Well, I don't want the whole world
The sun, the moon, and all their light
I just want to be the only girl
You love all your life
You love all your life

Would you catch a couple thousand fireflies
Yeah, put them in a lamp to light my world
All dressed up in a tux and bowtie
Hand deliver to a lonely girl
To a lonely lonely girl

The singer does not want her boyfriend to "walk to the ocean to fill her jar with sand" or catch a couple thousand fireflies to light her world"  she's just exaggerating how she wants him to prove how much he loves her, and how much she wants to be the only girl he will ever love. making this a HYPERBOLE.


Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through
with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me

You can't actualy defy gravity, so the original artist is attempting to say that she is going to do something she and everyone else believed she couldnt do, making this a METAPHORE

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