I am interested in your thoughts on this in terms of functions and type.
I'm not a big fan of metaphors, especially if I am forced to interpret them (I am reminded of how much I hated my English literature class).
However, Tori Amos is my favorite musician. I admit that much of the time I have no idea what she's talking about, and I prefer it that way, because for some reason that's magical to me. Between her rhyming patterns, instrumentation, etc., a very beautiful landscape is painted and an emotional impression formed. Her music brings me to a very spiritual place.
Examples of her lyrics:
- "Caught a light sneeze, caught a light breeze, caught a lightweight lightening seed."
- "Father Lucifer, you never looked so strange. You always did prefer the drizzle to the rain. Tell me that you're still in love with the milkmaid."
- "And if there, is a way, to find you, I will find you. But will you, find me if, Neil makes me a tree? An athro, a pharoah, I can't go, you said so. But threads that, are golden, don't break easily."
- "Don't stop now, what you're doing, what you're doing, my ugly one. Bring them all here, hard to hide a, a hundred girls in your hair. It won't be fair if I hate her, if I ate her, you can go now, you can go now, you can go now, you can go now."