Questions of a thousand dreams

“What’s all these crazy questions they’re asking me?”

Popular music lyrics, in ’60s and ’70s rock music especially, seem to ask a lot more questions than they provide answers.  They offer possibilities, theories, even concrete statements, but they mostly pose “what ifs” and open-ended queries of all kinds.

Lyrics through the years have asked hundreds of questions — questions that have obvious answers or hoped-for answers.  For instance, consider the multitude of songs with questions about emotional relationships:  

“Can I just make some more romance with you, my love?” (Van Morrison, 1970)

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