Song Lyric Project Body Of Years by Mother Mother
Table Of Contents <ul><li>Introduction
A Short Band Biography 2005-2011
Style, Genre and Memorable Qualities
The Song Itself
Who does the song/band appeal to?
Watching the music Video
Analyzing the Lyrics
Sources </li></ul>
A short Band Bio <ul><li>Canadian (British Columbia)
Genres Include, Indie, alternative, Folk rock, etc.
5 members
Ryan Guldemond- Guitar, Keyboard   and vocals
Molly Guldemond- vocals and keyboard
Jasmin Parkin- keyboard and vocals
Ali Siadat- drums
Jeremy Page- bass </li></ul>
Bio Continued 2005-2007 <ul><li>The band started originally with Ryan and Molly Guldemond and Debra-Jean Creelman in 2005 ...
There first album had low sales but received high admiration from critics (It was re released in 2007 by Last Gang records...
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  1. 1. Song Lyric Project Body Of Years by Mother Mother
  2. 2. Table Of Contents <ul><li>Introduction
  3. 3. A Short Band Biography 2005-2011
  4. 4. Style, Genre and Memorable Qualities
  5. 5. The Song Itself
  6. 6. Who does the song/band appeal to?
  7. 7. Watching the music Video
  8. 8. Analyzing the Lyrics
  9. 9. Sources </li></ul>
  10. 10. A short Band Bio <ul><li>Canadian (British Columbia)
  11. 11. Genres Include, Indie, alternative, Folk rock, etc.
  12. 12. 5 members
  13. 13. Ryan Guldemond- Guitar, Keyboard and vocals
  14. 14. Molly Guldemond- vocals and keyboard
  15. 15. Jasmin Parkin- keyboard and vocals
  16. 16. Ali Siadat- drums
  17. 17. Jeremy Page- bass </li></ul>
  18. 18. Bio Continued 2005-2007 <ul><li>The band started originally with Ryan and Molly Guldemond and Debra-Jean Creelman in 2005 as an acoustic trio until Kenton Loewen and Jeremy Page joined in the fall of that year
  19. 19. There first album had low sales but received high admiration from critics (It was re released in 2007 by Last Gang records, re mastered with bonus songs)
  20. 20. From there they were able to build a larger fan base by playing shows such as the nationally broadcasted Vancouver and Montreal International Jazz Festivals </li></ul>
  21. 21. Bio Continued 2007 - 2011 <ul><li>There were videos released for the songs “Oh My Heart”, “Body Of Years” and “Hayloft”
  22. 22. After releasing their second album Debra-Jean Creelmen left the band (2008) and was replaced by Jasmin Parkin (2009)
  23. 23. Their third album “Eureka” was released March 15 th 2011
  24. 24. There leading single was the stand, which reached 4 th on the Canadian alternative charts (It also has a music video) </li></ul><ul><li>They continued to play shows in Toronto until they met with last Gang records and signed a four album contract
  25. 25. By this time they had already been featured in a full page article Toronto Star magazine and were rated as one of the top five bands to look for in 2007 by the Vancouver Province (paper)
  26. 26. In 2008 they released there second Album “Oh My Heart” which received positive reviews and had a single on “Itunes single of the week” </li></ul>
  27. 27. Style, Genre, Memorable Qualities <ul><li>Harmonies (2-3 parts)*
  28. 28. Higher pitched vocals*
  29. 29. Repetition in lyrics*
  30. 30. Some abstract song themes
  31. 31. All of their albums feature an animal on the cover
  32. 32. Long song intros with gradual build up*
  33. 33. Drum beats are often unique not following the same beats in traditional rock </li></ul>
  34. 34. The Song Itself <ul><li>Body of years = a period of time in this particular persons past that they wish to forget but cannot
  35. 35. Uses various animation styles and camera angles to give inanimate objects life and meaning (City of Paper, cut out fish headed people)
  36. 36. Song describes a persons dark past that cannot be changed, but also can’t be let go because of its importance
  37. 37. Fish are present in the video, likely to stay with the Albums theme
  38. 38. Uses various
  39. 39. Similes
  40. 40. Metaphors
  41. 41. Imagery
  42. 42. Rhymes etc. ( Shown Later) </li></ul>
  43. 43. Who does the song/band appeal to? <ul><li>Indie fans
  44. 44. People who look for deeper meanings in lyrics
  45. 45. People who enjoy harmonies
  46. 46. People who enjoy music represented with various artistic styles (the music video), all of there videos are original and unique </li></ul>
  47. 47. Video Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMw1CjD5cY0
  48. 48. Lyrics Analyzed All the remains of a cadaver of days I keep hidden away, keep them there just in case I want to visit that place and blow the dust from the bones Off a body of years that I leave all alone Just a body of years
  49. 49. See the skin disappears and the blood turns to stone IMAGERY In a body of years now a pile of bones Assonance Like a sheet of veneers Simile Each a piece of my soul Metaphor Like a body of years that I leave all alone Simile It's just a body of years now a pile of bones, you know
  50. 50. Old soul who falls down Can't stop tripping on these old roads I go down Get back up and get my...
  51. 51. Foot in the door and my face on the page Make my mark in the world with a bat and a blade Just a body of work that you can't ever change Like a body of years that you take to your grave
  52. 52. It's just a body of years That I leave all alone Just a body of years Now a pile of bones Like a sheet of veneers Simile Each a piece of my soul
  53. 53. Old soul who falls down Repitition Can't stop tripping on these Old roads I go down Get back up but I'm an Old soul who falls down Can't stop tripping on these Old roads
  54. 54. It's just a body of years That I leave all alone Just a body of years Now a pile of bones Like a sheet of veneers Each a piece of my soul Like a pile of (explicit) I can't seem to forget Just a body of years that I leave all alone
  55. 55. Tell tale diary pages They unveil a ghost from the ages When bodies of years were breaking from all of the weight Of diary pages Tell tale diary pages Ah ah ah ah ah
  56. 56. Sources <ul><li>http://mothermothersite.com/
  57. 57. http://www.starpulse.com/Music/Mother_Mother/
  58. 58. http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mother-mother/id215388019?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
  59. 59. http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858760627/ </li></ul>
  60. 60. Fin

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