"so many things i want to tell you, everything i want to share, just gets blogged or tweeted even though those folks don't care. everything that makes me laugh or break out into a smile, fills me with a need to see you even just a little while."
totally corny right? was just a random thought I had a week ago when missing my man.
I dunno my biggest flaw as a musician is my inability to connect melodies I write to genuinely good lyrics. There's definitely an art to writing for songs versus writing poetry or stories. I think it baffles me most because what I consider great lyrics are so painfully simple, yet NOT if you get my point.
I've been trying to pay attention to songs that really move me and pay close attention to the lyrics. The Cliks album Dirty King is a great example (it's not officially released yet but I bought a copy at their concert). Lucas' lyrics are powerful, yet just vague enough that they can be interpreted many ways and therefore have a greater chance of reaching more people. His song Animal Farm I'm guessing is about a certain theme related to his personal experience of being transgender but I'm still not totally certain why the song has that title... does it refer to the book by George Orwell and infer an existence in some type dystopian society founded in pain, suffering and a lack of human rights?
I enjoy songs that make me think... but the words of the lyrics themselves are simple, understated... a fine art for sure.