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Thread #89284 Message #1684058
Posted By: alanabit
03-Mar-06 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: Good lines/ bad song
Subject: RE: Good lines/ bad song
I have always wanted to be able to write songs full of stunning metaphors and apothogems, but they don't come out that way. I think my style is becoming closer to a form of dispassionate musical journalism, because it results in less cringingly bad lines. I occasionally come up with lines,whichI like the sound of,but which I can't fit into a song. These often end up as patter:
"There is no form of repentance more sincere than a hangover."
"I don't know any blues songs where the dog is still alive in the second verse."
It may just be that these lines need a different context to a song Jerry.