Tagged: Coolio

Figurative language

Figurative Language in Popular Songs

Figurative language – i.e. the usage of similes, metaphors, allusions, personifications and hyperboles – is arguably the greatest tool at a songwriter’s disposal outside of words themselves. That’s because practically every song you hear, no...

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise” Lyrics Meaning

There has been some minor debate concerning the meaning of Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise”. The issue is not its overall message, which is pretty clear. And that is the addressee(s) of the song should focus more on the...

Gangsta's Paradise

Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” Lyrics Meaning

The lyrics of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” are meant to illustrate the mental processes of a prototypical street gangsta. So as expected, many of words featured therein focus on the type of violent and criminal behavior...