Comparing the lyrics (not the music) of two different songs. Please choose songs that are generally appropriate for the radio. If you choose songs in Spanish or a different foreign language, please provide translations.

Please note that the goal of a comparison/contrast essay should never be to simply state the facts, like a drawn out bullet list of the similarities/differences. Your paper should have a clear purpose–readers should feel, as they read your paper, that there is an obvious reason you are making this comparison. The paper should have a point. What your point is is up to you–perhaps you want to make the claim that one song is better than another, or that two books that seem very different are actually very similar when you look closer.