Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Pop: Music Without the Muse is just "ic"

Here are some excerpts from some popular song called "These Words" by some girl:

Threw some chords together
The combination D-E-F
Is who I am, is what I do
And I was gonna lay it down for you

I need some help, some inspiration
(But it's not coming easily)
Whoah oh...

Trying to find the magic
Trying to write a classic

I know I had some studio time booked
But I couldn't find a killer hook

(Chorus)These words are my own
From my heart flow
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you

That's all I got to say,
Can't think of a better way,
And that's all I've got to say,
I love you, is that okay?

The answer, of course, is No. It's not okay. If the drum machine is the most creative performer in your getup then you shouldn't even bother. These words are much like that Al Gore doll on The Simpsons where you pull the string and a voice drones out the phrase "You are hearing me talk."

To summarize the lyrics, "You are hearing me struggle to write a song. I'm not good at it but I want to be famous so here's some drivel. Please play it in all the clubs."

Apparently she was worried we might have thought a real song writer spun this beautiful yarn. "These words are my own..." I don't think anyone is going to fight you for them. Does anyone have the copyright on saying "I love you" to a faceless audience?

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Maybe she's figured out trying to market quality is a sucker's bet. But odds are that she's just retarded.