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Writing/Essay/Journal
Rock band Greycoats sing about courageous lions and beautiful swans. The refrain of the song states:
history belongs to the lions and the swans / when the curtain’s drawn it’s the lion and the swans
What do you think is meant by this?

Activity
Lead singer Jon Reine says that lyrics, to him, are the most important part of a song. The lyrics of The Lions and The Swans reference multiple historical and mythological happenings. Listen to the song a few more times and write down as many of those references as you can.

Feel free to reference research materials to verify whether or not a lyric refers to anything historical or mythological. Be ready to briefly talk about what each of the lyrics you identified is referring to.