Song lyrics are poetry set to music.
They often hold multiple meanings– and can be interpreted in a personal way by each individual.
Consider the lyrics to Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic.
1. Watch this video.
2. Write your own lyrics. Include subtext.
3. Select a song or a song’s lyrics. (This can be what you just wrote.) Study the lyrics — line by line. Explain what the words mean to you. If you wish, explain what they might mean to someone else.