Come one, come all,
Gather round and we shall have a ball!
A ball of what?, you ask.
Marianas Trench released the song Haven’t Had Enough in 2011 and the messages in its lyrics are classic.
Welcome to the tunes department, this is christyb and I will be your guide today.
There is frequent repetition in the lyrics. Providing a fun feature for the song at hand, poetry also makes good use of the method. Examples of repetition in Haven’t Had Enough include the lines:
- testing, testing
- exit, exit
- want you, want you
Repetition can add strength to your message as a whole as well as the individual lines. Within the song, the repetition is playful and the video plays right along with its viewers.
Marianas Trench sings about wishes. He wishes he “could go back one time” and begin the relationship again. The relationship is likely on its last legs. Perhaps the couple has had its struggles and he wants the opportunity to make the relationship positive again.
The line “no more last place” implies that he is not willing to give up on the relationship. I imagine him thinking of the past and expressing his regrets about times with his significant other. Likely many listeners are able to identify with regret, and how easy it is to wish we could change the past.
I like the end of the song, when the tone changes within the last ten seconds. When I first heard the song, the change of melody was a surprise feature.
I am reminded of poems I have read that have unexpected endings. The tone or voice changes and the reader is left to decipher the end or marvel at its twists and turns. Now, as I turn and swivel in my leather computer chair, I come upon the ending of my post.
How do you change your own tune and avoid living in the past?