Rock and Roll

Don Mclean – American Pie: A Metaphorical Look Into Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Evolution
by Jul 27, 2015

Don Mclean wrote a timeless classic with American Pie, a song that will be sung by drunken hooligans in pubs, at wedding receptions, and at half-time events at various sports shows for decades to come. The song is rather hard to decipher if you aren’t 100% sure what Don Mclean... Read More

Fighting the World: An Anti-Authority Anthem from Manowar
by Jul 22, 2015

Manowar’s “Fighting the World” is the title track of the New York heavy metal band’s 5th album. The meaning of Fighting the World should be immediately obvious, even with just the song title itself. The self-proclaimed Kings of Metal frequently compose songs with lyrics that can be described as “rock... Read More

Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed be thy Name”: A Song About the Futility of Life
by Jun 24, 2015

Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed be thy Name” is a lengthy, progressive heavy metal track released on the band’s third album, the Number of the Beast. It is one of the band’s favorite songs and is a staple of their live set. The song is about realizing your time is near, that... Read More