Jye Medwin

Is Music Dead? - Poem by Jye Medwin

What ever happened to a classic Zeppelin or Clapton Riff?
Nowadays it’s a computer
With lyrics babbling on about booty and spliff
Or what about the Rolling Stones
Whose twisting, sophisticated lyrics
Sent shivers through your bones
And the Doors
Oh the Doors
Music has now broke on through to the other side
It makes me bored
Then there was Tom Morello
Who’s freakish guitar work
Was far from mellow
Elvis once alleged that the truth is like the sun
You can block it out for a time but it aint going away
It isn’t Elvis’ fault that music went astray
Its artists like Miley and Major Lazer
Whose shitty imagination and creativeness
Make me wanna slit my wrists with a razor
I don’t mean to sound rude
But I can’t recall the Beatles to ever be booed
Hold me closer tiny dancer
What happened to soft calming blues?
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll
Bon Scott, he had a passion
To immerse music throughout my soul
But no one, yes no one compares to Hendrix
Whose absolute wizardry guitar playing and vocals
Was truly electric
Music was once played for the love of it
But in a modern world is about gory and fame
It was a sudden split
Don McLean once sang about the day the music died
But maybe, just maybe true music isn’t dead
There is still potential
No one can really tell what lies ahead

Topic(s) of this poem: deep, music, reality

Comments about Is Music Dead? by Jye Medwin

  • Kelly Kurt (9/9/2015 8:53:00 PM)

    I'm with you on this, Jye. At first I thought it was just because I was getting older. But, nope! Most of todays hits suck. : -) (Report) Reply

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  • (9/9/2015 7:20:00 PM)

    This is a truly beautifully written poem! It really captures the change that has happened between music over the decades.

    Thanks for the read!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 10, 2015

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