"Fairytale of New York" Essay by Master Researcher

"Fairytale of New York"
An analysis of the song "Fairytale of New York".
# 87551 | 675 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Music Studies (Contemporary) , Music Studies (General)


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Description:

The paper examines the Christmas song "Fairytale of New York" which has recently been re-released. The paper considers the background and theme of the song and explains how the lyrics express bitter disillusionment with Christmas and all that it symbolizes. The paper also proves the song's enduring power and calls it "anthem of despair".

From the Paper:

"In terms of background and theme, "Fairytale of New York" is a haunting song about the emotional turmoil and suffering many people experience during the Christmas season, when joy and happiness are nowhere to be found in their own lives and life seems like a cruel travesty. In this song, Christmas is no more than a fairytale celebrated by hypocrites. The lyrics express bitter disillusionment with Christmas and all that it symbolizes, for peace, human compassion, and good will among men are all too rare in the real world. The re-release this month of "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues and Warner Music reflects the song's enduring power as an anthem of despair many people consider to be the adult answer to the traditional Christmas carol, 'Jingle Bells'."

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