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nothing comes from nothing » allusions in music [1/1 language]

From Shakespeare to Swiss folk heroes to Greek tragedies to the Bible to non-fiction - if you listen for them, you can hear them. Sometimes they’re the whole song, sometimes they’re a only brief snippet of lyric, but what’s language without a little allusion?

"A little bit of one story joins onto an idea from another, and hey presto…  not old tales but new ones. Nothing comes from nothing." - Salman Rushdie

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