Music Analysis

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Music

On November 13th I went to Tramps in New York to see one of my favorite bands, MxPx. MxPx
is a Christian pop-punk band. Pop punk basically means happy punk. The band members, are
Mike Herrera who plays bass and sings, Tom Wisniewski who plays guitar and Yuri Ruley
plays drums. They played about 10 songs, all of which I knew.


Some of their songs have to do with society problems through the eyes of a teenager. At
the show, the first song they played was one of my favorite's, "Teenage Politics". Some of
the lyrics to this song are, "No I'm not mad but I think they forget what it's like and
how hard it is to be a teenager. This is a new day and age, we read a different book where
Elvis ain't the rage and polyester ain't the look." "...Is it time again to disagree about
anything, everything and what's on TV it's a vicious circle, never ending a linear
equation worldly extending. No, I'll never be like you; I'll never be like you. Oh no! I'm
just like you!"


The second song they played was "I'm the Bad Guy". The first couple lines of state,
"Legalistic people suck. Legalism makes me sick." Even though they openly bust on
legalism, they also know the world has nothing to offer them but hurt and pain, while God
is the only answer.


Since they are a Christian punk band, of course they have to play religious songs. One
really good song that they played there was "False Fiction". This song basically means
that the world is going through such turmoil because we don't have Christ in our lives.
"They guarantee our freedom but freedom isn't real unless you know Christ you wont know
how I feel. Inflections of the way things were supposed to be the mental disorder of our
society...maybe this world had stopped thinking maybe all their minds are shrinking you
failed system is including chaos, it's chaos, it's your loss."


In "Like sand through the hourglass...so are the days of our lives," they say, "My world
is breaking down around me. I see my destroyed world in front of me. Any and everything I
trusted, I weep for my world disgusted. Will I look to you? Jesus, yes I do!"


Not only did they play songs about Christ and society, they also played songs about love.
The fifth song they sang was "Do you feet hurt". This song is about love and reading poems
to his girlfriend through her window. A few of the lyrics are, "Can I see you after you
get out of school? I won't even mind it, if you treat me cruel. Take a ride on my Vespa,
I'll take you home. I'll climb up to your window and read you a poem."


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