The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51636 Message #788234
Posted By: alanabit
20-Sep-02 - 01:44 PM
Thread Name: What's Sentimental and what's Sickening?
Subject: RE: What's Sentimental and what's Sickening?
What I would call a bad, sentimental song is one which works (or tries to) by the audio equivalent of idiot boards which say, "Smile" or "Be sad". Personally, I find garbage like "Honey" or "Ebony Eyes" too daft to even annoy me. They do make for wonderful parodies though. I feel much the same way about Ben Johnson's "Drink to me only with thine eyes". If he really was the culprit for this trite woofle, he really was having a bad day with the quill. The ones which move me are the ones which simply get on with the story and let you make up your own mind how to feel about it. Songs like "Cold and Haily, Windy Night" and "Rosemary Lane" have this quality.