Talk:First-Person Narrator

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Whoa there, cowboy!

This is getting pretty involved here -- can we stop for a moment and ask how broad we want our themes to be on this wiki? As usual, I am okay with the existence of this theme, but I wonder if it would be more useful to have a bit narrower scope here. I've suggested "Deluded Narrator", or some version of "the narrator doesn't realize what he's admitting to" (e.g. I Feel Fantastic, Not About You), for instance. (I cut in now because it looks like it'll require a lot of linking to set up, and if we decide we don't want it later, it'll take a lot of delinking.) -- Bry 14:26, 9 May 2008 (EDT)

Is a first person narrator really that unique? I don't see why it's so special. We really need to sit down and come up with guidelines for these themes; too broad, too narrow, too weird (can a JoCo theme be too weird?). --MitchO 14:40, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
IMHO, since nearly every song has a narrative voice (Flickr being a notably isolated exception), it doesn't really make a song noteworthy. I also think of themes as mostly relating to subject matter (relating to my pre-wiki suggestion for tagging songs having to do with monkeys, robots, etc.). I've done detailed (if unpublished) analysis of narrative voice in JoCo songs, and I think it might belong in SongDetails. -mtgordon 21:13, 9 May 2008 (EDT)