A reminder to enjoy every sandwich
Zevon’s lyrics express boundaries (e.g. Mr. Bad Example). Boundaries demarcate us from them, whether it be it personal or political. Boundaries help to appreciate our “Line of Actual Control”
Also nice to see Zevon’s lyrics be noted for something other than perhaps the greatest alliteration in the English language. Repeat after me, “ A Little Old Lady…”
You have omitted Bujumbura in your war category
I would read articles that attempt to dissect and examine Warren's songs.
Zevon often writes in extended metaphor. Frank and Jesse is also about tbe Everleys. Werewolves is about a ladies man taking advantage of old women in London (bad crime I guess) as much as it is about an actual werewolf. Other songs mix in autobiography (WZ never seemed to talk too much about himself but he sang about himself, songs like Mama Couldn't be Persuaded and even Mr Bad Example or Things to do in Denver)
Great project! How did you do the topic extraction? Any chance of sharing your code?
Dude what does this have to do with any of the reasons people subscribe to this newsletter?