Some songs aim for pure impact to get a reaction, rather than making us think about what we’re hearing. Where someone like Billy Bragg will write lyrics in order to raise awareness of certain issues, send a message and get people taking, others will go for the ‘sledgehammer’ approach; the assault on the senses which can’t be ignored but makes us react rather than think.
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