Author: Amanda London

What You Are

“What You Are” by Audioslave

What the title of this song (“What You Are”) leads us to, as used therein, is the concept of the vocalist being overly willing to transform himself into the image of the addressee. And what...


“Drama!” by Erasure

It has been suggested that the addressee of “Drama!” would be an individual akin to a drama queen. But relying solely on that conclusion may oversimplify all that’s going on here. Yes, the person being addressed...

Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing"

“Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye was sort of a master of putting out songs, like this one, that were overtly sexual yet at the same time not necessarily NSFW. After all, these lyrics speak to what we may...