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Unformatted text preview: Thus, the full compound form of the song with partial reprise is AABABA. Aside from the music itself, it can also be helpful to explore the lyrical content of the song. Inspired by the Vietnam War, Elton John tells the story of a man named Daniel who returns from blind and emotionally “scarred.” We find out in the chorus that the narrator of the story happens to be Daniel’s brother. Daniel’s brother informs the listener that Daniel has headed for Spain in order to escape reminders of the war and to “heal his scars.” I thoroughly enjoyed analyzing and interpreting Elton John’s “Daniel.” When I listen to music, I am often a passive listener and don’t think about the song structure or lyrics. Thus, this was a great opportunity for me to explore a song in greater detail than I have in the past. Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA78e27R_J4...
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- Spring '08
- Vietnam War, Elton John, Daniel, Verse-chorus form, AABA compound form