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The Modern Day Psalms

different rep[resentations of 4 types of psalms- thanksgiving, lament, praise,instruction
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Nonnie Bailey-Jones

on 23 August 2013

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Transcript of The Modern Day Psalms

Performed by
: Taylor Swift
Lament

Psalm:Picture to Burn
Written by Taylor Swift
Genre:
Country
Fun Fact
: Taylor loves watching "Law and Order: SVU"&"CSI". Mysterious!
Picture to Burn
Fun Fact:
Thanksgiving Psalm
Thank-You
Thank-You
What makes it a Lament Psalm?
Many of the verses express Swift's anger and hurt that she feels, and adresses the boy directly:
"
You
love
yourself
more than
you
could ever love me"
"I hate that stupid old pickup truck
you
never drive"
"Burn,burn, burn
baby
, burn
note- highlighted words-address to the boy
What Makes It A Thanksgiving Psalm?
Written by:
Akon
Performed by:
Estelle
Genre:
R+B
Performer: Andy Grammer
Instruction Psalm:
Keep Your Head Up
Genre
:
Pop-Rock
Fun Fact:
Some of Andy Grammer's favorite desserts are Chocolate Lava Cake, and Twix!
This Estelle song expresses how she felt about a past relationship gone south. In the song, she lists everything that she wondered about while they were dating. In the chorus, she thanks him for making her tougher, and what the relationship taught her about life.

"Yes I thank you for making me a woman."
"'Cuz you're my heart, you are my soul, you're my other half- without you I would not be whole..."
"One thing I learned in life- we all gotta go through to survive."
Estelle is also a rapper, producer, and a song writer. Girl Power!!!
Estelle was born
as Estelle Swaray
in January of 1980
"Thank-you cuz now I know what I don't want."
-Estelle
What makes it an Instruction Psalm?
In this song, Grammer talks about everything getting better in the long run. No matter how hard life gets- just keep being a happy person.

Keep Your Head Up
"I know it's hard, know it's hard, to remember sometimes.."
"This is just a journey, drop your worries- You are gonna turn out fine. Oh, you'll turn out fine."
"Only rainbows after rain. The sun will always come again. And it's a circle, circling around, it comes around again."
Praise Psalm-The Best Day
Performer: Katy Perry
Instruction Psalm-
F
i
r
e
w
o
r
k
Genre: Pop
Fun Fact:
Katy Perry was proposed to on the top of an elephant in
India!!
Katy Perry was born as Katy Hudson
Katy Hudson's first album was bought by 100 people before going bankrupt.
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singles/gr/Katy-Perry-Firework.htm>.
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<http://www.thisisrnb.com/2012/01/video-estelle-thank-you/>.
"Taylor Swift recally that her 'Best Days' were spent with her mom." TasteofCountry.com. N.p., n.d.
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Swift, Taylor. "The Best Day by Taylor Swift." songfacts.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2012.
<http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=13682>.
Swaray, Estelle. Interview. songfacts.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2012. <http://www.songfacts.com/
detail.php?id=24000>.
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detail.php?id=22987>.
Swift, Taylor. Interview. songfacts.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2012. <http://www.songfacts.com/
detail.php?id=10342>.
"10 things to know about our fave new musician, Andy Grammer." Editorial. teen.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2012. <http://www.teen.com/2011/07/12/celebrities/the-new-star/
andy-grammer-bio-facts-trivia-photo/#6>.
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single-review-keep-your-head-up-by-andy-grammer/>.
"Estelle." Editorial. Top40.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2012. <http://www.take40.com/artists/1877/
estelle>.
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<http://www.extratv.com/2009/11/12/20-fun-facts-about-taylor-swift/#criminal_minds>.
"Katy Perry Firework lyrics." directlyrics.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2012.
<http://www.directlyrics.com/katy-perry-firework-lyrics.html>.
"Estelle Lyrics." AZLyrics. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2012. <http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/
Estelle-Thank-You-334333>.
F
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r
e
wo
r
k
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Perry, Katy. "Firework." Teenage Dream. KatyPerryVEVO. Web. 5 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw>.
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Swaray, Estelle. "Thank-You." youtube.com. Web. 5 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=yUuEYM9vjlw&ob=av2e>.
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watch?v=CmrOB_q3tjo&ob=av2n>.
azlyrics.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2012. <http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/taylorswift/
picturetoburn.html lyrics>.
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taylor-swift.jpg>.
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tumblr_lpjjd1nUQJ1r16ni3o1_1280.jpg>.
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<http://www.trueknowledge.com/q/when_was_estelle_swaray_born>.
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photos/27000000/-ly-taylor-taylor-swift-27035623-1600-1200.jpg>.
estelle. N.d. blogspot.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2012. <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ihHt0cmXbaI/
Tzbi4cRKxrI/AAAAAAAAp0A/IOBQg_w3o0o/s1600/estelle.jpg>.
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uploads/2010/10/Katy-Perry-Firework-X-Factor-PHOTOS.jpg >.
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watch?v=Hq4W68_h6rw>.
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"Do you know that there's still a chance for you? There's a spark in you."

"You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original-cannot be replaced."

"It's always been inside of you, you you, and now it's time to let it through."
What makes it an Instruction Psalm?

The

Best

Day
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In this song, Katy Perry encourages people to express themselves, and not to be scared of doing it.
Fun Fact:
On the lyric sheet for this album, the capitalized letters on the lyrics for this song spell out "God Bless Andrea Swift". Andrea Swift is Taylor's mom, the person whom she wrote this song for.
Performed by: Taylor Swift
Genre: Country Pop
hello! YOLO
What makes it a Praise Psalm?
W
E
B
S
I
T
E
S
!!
!
!!
!!
!!
Taylor Swift expresses how she loves her family because of who they are.
"I know you're not scare of anything at all."
"I have an excellent father. His strength is making me stronger."
"Inside and out he's better than I am."
Written by Taylor Swift
The End!!!!!
Written by Katy Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Eric Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, and Ester Dean
Written by Andy Grammer
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