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  •  First, try to define "Music". (5+ / 0-)

    Then, try to define, "Rock Music".
    Then, try to define "Poetry".
    Then, try to define, "Poet".

    If you're not yet tired of the exercise in scholasticism, you can move on to contemplating whether "Rock Music lyrics are Poetry". (The answer, by the way, is that of course they are poetry, although most of them aren't very good poetry.)

    Here is one of my favorite pieces of "rock music".

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Fri May 24, 2013 at 08:29:57 PM PDT

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