Thursday, January 06, 2005

Chess and Music

From Blather Review's analysis of the lyrics of the Beach Boys' "Surf's Up":
A diamond necklace played the pawn

Firstly, I think of a chess pawn: the player of least value; the one that's most easily sacrificed for the good of the whole. Then, there's the diamond necklace; presumably a thing of great value. The most becomes the least in this 'play'.
This reminds me a bit of literary analysis from college, e.g., what was the author trying to get across with his multiple uses of the color red? Does anyone know of other songs with chess-related references?

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