Author: Jessica Shelton

"Parade" by Matchbox Twenty

“Parade” by Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty’s “Parade” is an interesting tune in which it seems a number of different ideas are being presented. For instance, the song’s first verse in particular apparently harps on the singer’s childhood. That is when...

"Real World" by Matchbox Twenty

“Real World” by Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty’s “Real World” is based on the singer fantasizing about living different – you can even say primarily fictitious – lifestyles than the one he is currently leading. For example, in the first verse...

"One” by Metallica

“One” by Metallica

“One” is another Metallica song which was inspired by a piece of literature and in which James Hetfield is portraying the role of a particular character.  Said literary work would be a book set in World War I...

"Overjoyed" by Matchbox Twenty

“Overjoyed” by Matchbox Twenty

As you have probably already guessed just from reading the title, this is in fact a love song. And accordingly the person who makes the singer feel “overjoyed” is the addressee, i.e. his romantic partner....

"Long Day" by Matchbox Twenty

“Long Day” by Matchbox Twenty

“Long Day” seems to be premised on the age-old adage that ‘you can escape from anyone except yourself’. The narrator is someone whom we can define as being regularly depressed. Indeed the term “long day”, as...