When Simon and Garfunkel penned the words, “we’d like to know a little bit about you for our files…,” a host of interpretations presented themselves as to what these authors were referring to. Search it for yourself… it’s interesting.
Blue Oyster Cult’s “…seasons don’t fear the reaper” likewise brought about another rash of opinions regarding the band’s intention. As a matter of fact, there are websites totally devoted to finding author’s meanings in their songs. Once again… look it up, you’ll be amused to say the least.
While speculation is challenging and sometimes fun, odds are pretty good that the authors themselves had something particular in mind when they penned their words. So what would be the most accurate means of determining their message? Possibly… ask them? For those who like fancy language, we would call this authorial intent (I’m sure that made your day brighter).
Could we make the same…
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