The quality of a song which builds an emotional response in the listener to an anticipated climax. First coined by a German tourist to describe Cake's 'short skirt, long jacket'
Songs that have rising action; Lightning Crashes - LIVE, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - U2, Downfall - Matchbox 20
by Campo April 02, 2006
The quality of a song that induces an emotional response in the listener towards an anticipated climax. First coined by a German tourist when describing Cake's 'Short skirt, long jacket'.
Examples of songs with rising action: Lightning Crashes - LIVE, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - U2, Downfall - Matchbox 20
by Campo April 04, 2006

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