Bob Mould’s song, “See a Little Light”, (1989).
Bob sings the melody alone, and then a drum beat is played.
Bob Mould suggests that a lover will leave and that the relationship is ending. His optimism is expressed by his words, “I see a bit of light.” This is the true source of the title. The song’s music has a delicate rock sound and the predominant feeling is of imminent loss. Structure-wise, the song is very ABA. However, the B part uses repetitions.
Is it worth waiting? (I can understand your concern)
Is everything in order? (I can understand your concern) There is a hint of hope in my eyes. It tells you that you are still interested.
You can just tell me if I’m not going.
The music begins to fade away when you repeat this phrase over and over again. It is still fairly basic and typical for 1980s music.
The Primitives (1988), sing “Crash”.
Tracy Tracy’s vocals are followed by a guitar lead. The song is also supported by percussion. Instrumentation is perfect, and the drums provide an excellent accompaniment to the lead guitarist’s playing. Tracy Tracy sings the song in her mid-range voice and it stays that way throughout. Bob Mould’s music form is identical. This is an indication of a verse/chorus musical arrangement. However, the chorus continues at the end and is used to fade out as in all music. The lyrics of the song are repetitive. In another verse, the lines “Here, go, too fast, don’t slow down. You’re going to crash!” and “So close, shut your mouth. ‘Cause i’m not listening anyway” are repeated.
The chorus has male vocal harmony to enhance the timbre of the lead singer and interrupt the monotony.