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According to the American Heritage Dictionary a poet is someone who writes poems If I were to give my own definition of a poet it would say a poet is someone who can take a group of words and put a hundred different emotions and meanings into them This is what Dave Mathews does with his lyrics he takes his emotions and puts them into words This is what makes him a poet and a master of wordsFrom the debut of his first album Remember Two Things Mathews has instructed the listener to do everything from love to relax and enjoy the day He does this through his lyrics taking his experiences and emotions putting them to words and passing his knowledge to us It is very rare to find someone in todays music industry that can inspire in this way Money and MTV have taken away what music is supposed to do create emotions A very sad and obvious example is the current charts topper The Back Street Boys What is the world coming to when a group of kids are making millions because a bunch of 12-year-old girls have crushes This is the cue for the prophet Mathews he takes his talents and does something that people can relate too He inspires and pushes the limits of the imagination To give the reader a taste if what Dave Mathews poetry is like Im going to give some examples over the next paragraph The examples that precede derive from several of his albums so as to give the full spectrum of his talents The first exert is Proudest Monkey from the album Crash it is a song about a person who lived a very simple life but decides to make a changeWalking tall head high up and singingNow I am the proudest monkey youve ever seenThis shows that though these are lyrics from a song if read without music to accompany them the words
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