We Built this City on Rock and Roll
May 28, 2016 6:24am CST
Listening to the radio this morning the song wit this line it was played. I think these words to be one of the greatest metaphors of all time. We know cities don't literally get built of the music playing on the radio, or do they? It could certainly be argued that the builders would have loved rock and roll music, maybe even the architects loved this music, Yes most cities are older than rock and roll music, so the original cities were not built on rock & roll music. Go figure? Yet building a city is more than building the physical constructs, it is about building a community and of course much of our modern communities grew up with rock & roll music, so maybe it is the people that are the heart of the city? What metaphorical song lines do you love?
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• United States
9 Jun 16
I haven't listened to 'We Built This City on Rock and Roll' for a long time. Thank you for the memory. I love the metaphorical line in 'The Dance' by Garth Brooks - the reference to 'the dance' isn't about an actual dance. 'And now I'm glad I didn't know The way it all would end The way it all would go Our lives Are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I'd have had to miss The dance
• Goodfellow, Texas
13 Jun 16
@pgiblett - Brother Peter - I go for "Stuck a feather in his cap and called it Macaroni." Whereas "love" may be too strong a word to use , I go for that song line because the vast number of people who have voiced that line do not have the foggiest notion of what it is actually describing. It is my sin of pride that causes my enjoyment of that line.
• Goodfellow, Texas
14 Jun 16
@pgiblett - Brother Peter - "Macaroni" was, at that time, a famous and "exclusive" Italian clothing maker. Sticking a feather in his cap was what the pretentious Yankee Doodle Dandy (another insult...) would do to pretend that he was wearing a real "Macaroni." I hope that saves you a lookup.