Mudcat Café message #1549237 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55265   Message #1549237
Posted By: GUEST
25-Aug-05 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
I agree we've reached stalemate. I think it's the same with all art, when it's released, with no matter what intentions, the creator doesn't know what will happen, what interpretations it will attract,how it may come to be used.We listen or we read or we see the work and we each get something different from it. I think all you can do is look at the body of work of someone and see if there's a consistent message. As I've said above I think there is.Maybe he's written it better in other songs.
I think a new thread could examine the artists responsibility for other people's interpretation of their work. Maybe Salman Rushdie could start it!