“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)