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Chris Stapleton “Parachute” (Members)

Chris Stapleton “Parachute” (Members)
Chris Stapleton has such well written songs on Traveller that it’s hard to pick just one to do a song analysis. But, I did. Why “Parachute”? It’s sheer simplicity. The phrasing is simple, the structure is simple, the line lengths – simple but at the same time, very cleverly done. Besides the schooling in how to create and sustain what could be a very cliche metaphor, this song uses one of the most unique line length techniques I’ve seen. It ties two phrases together to complete a single line across two lines of the song. The result? The long line

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