David Wilcox – Master of the Metaphor

A wonderfully talented singer, songwriter and lyricist from the USA. His songs are usually metaphorical. Take for example his song Eye of the Hurricane. The song tells the tale of a woman who has a motorbike and rides it faster and faster pushing it to its limits thinking that she is in control. She eventually meets her grisly demise.

But as David says on his live album the song is about addiction. How you can think you are in control of something and keep pushing things until you are out of control without realising.

A lot of David’s songs are like this – metaphors on life and love.

The best introduction into his world is through his live album Live Songs and Stories. There isn’t a filler song on here and many have humorous introductions with great philosophies on life. The song about living your life backwards is particularly amusing.


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