James Taylor Essay

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James Taylor


Expository Writing - James Taylor


Rock and Roll has been a tradition in America for as long as America has been a country.
Classic rock and roll always has been, and still is a favorite kind of music among older
Americans. When thinking of classic rock, the name James Taylor comes to mind as an artist
whose work relates to everyday life. Without a doubt, every song relates to some aspect of
everyday life.


James Taylor said, "I seem to write a lot about going from darkness to light. Like
longing, it's a theme I find myself returning to again an again. A few songs that James
Taylor sings really hit home when thinking about life in general. He seems to show a great
deal of knowledge about dealing with life's problems simply through his writing and
singing. Three songs written and performed by Taylor that emphasize life are "You've Got A
Friend", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", and "Carolina in My Mind". The lyrics in
these three songs all talk about the importance of friends and how you should be a good
friend, because they are important. The chorus of "You've got A Friend" has a line in it
that is extremely significant to all of Taylor's writings. The line says "you just call
out my name, and you know wherever I am, I'll be there, you've got a friend." I feel that
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