I’m trying to study for my Music course and I need some help to understand this question.
1. When was the song written (if you cannot find this information, when was it popular on the radio)?
2. What is the political message?
3. Compare/contrast the political message of the words with the style of the music–does the mood match, and if so, how? Or does the mood hide the meaning of the song (and if so, how)? Use your elements of music–instrumentation, form, dynamics, rhythm, melody, etc.–as you discuss the song.
4. How effective do you think this song as a political statement? Explain your answer.