It was a Reddit post comparing Beyonce’s Who Runs the World
And Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody
One was a pop-queen repetition,
Other seemed like a lyrical beauty ,
Made me wonder how it all started,
Through which stepping stones was music’s evolution?
Often I have heard elders say, the true music is lost in the day.
But I find myself clinging to the repetitor’s techno beat at bay!
It all started with us,
Simple as that, not frailty or gaiety,
Monophonic or polyphonic,
From this, you’d choose
Simple melody, sans harmony, was the say.
Renaissance is rebirth,
Not only in the techno field
But also in musical realms
As the world evolved
We did, too
Discarding the ol’ days,
Who said music should prepare for death,
We’d rather talk about humanism and life.
We started the opera,
We introduced the musical instrument.
It was through us you started to learn the –
Oh, please, don’t be so high and mighty,
Your name translates bizarre,
We are the classical beauty,
The piano was our forte
Popularizing simplistic melodies was our way.
Bro, can you just chill?
Your way is like writing the last will!
A set of rules to follow
Otherwise, you’d be fallow
We told stories
Described people’s feelings
Emotions, love, life…
We were the ones who made people go,
“Hey, that’s my song!”
And how exactly did you convey it all?
Through a huge cone?
We are the ones who brought real change
Combining technology and music was our true game
We made music available in each home
You might have made their song,
But we are the ones that made them sing along!
And still you’re lost in time
As we hold the dime
Here we stand tall
With our DJs and technological ball
Added a category in Grammy’s just for us
We’ve made the elusive form approachable thus
You know you’ve lost
But we know we’d not be here without y’all