Listening Log Assignment #4

Listening Log Assignment #4: song used – Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley

1) Three phrases in the song that striked me were:

“Wise men say”

“Only fools rush in”

“But I can’t help falling in love with you”

They strike me because for the listener you can assume that at the beginning of the lyrics it mentions that men should not rush in the relationship but he can not help it and he falls deeply in love.

2) Three repetitions I noticed in the song were:

“Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be”

“Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
For I can’t help falling in love with you”

Love is the central theme

These repetitions show how deeply in love he is.

3) Some changes I noticed in the song was Elvis’ voice. He would drag his voice at the end of every lyric which I think is very beautiful and fits in the romantic scene as the song is love themed.

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