Originally Posted by: crazywolfOk.....I can see the view that "oh, I don't like this song cuz its too cliche." (I'm talking more in general than this specific thread, but it still applies.) Ya, I'll admit, that is a turn off. The thing I don't quite get is why? We write about things going on in our lifes, our emotions, etc... If something is going on in my life that is concidered cliche, like a break-up or falling in love, should I not write about it? Is it to cliche for me to even have a gf or fall in love?
*I'm being a little sarcastic in case you couldn't tell.
What defines great writers is being able to express these things that we all do experience in novel ways. Sadly, the emo kids beat you to the punch and made angst boring.
Like maybe if the song was more narrative and multidimensional, it would have more merit. Then again, it is tough to make that call without music behind it. Simple lyrics in that case can be fine, but it depends. On the other hand, how many truly great heartbreak songs are timeless? How many have been written in total? It's gotta be like 1:10,000 on timeless to total. Why? because those songs are either truly beautiful explorations of human emotions, or creative and compelling ways to tell the story. a standard I try to apply is this: what if I were to be judged on the merits of this piece alone? If it's throwaway (and I'm not saying your song is), I as an artist have been filed under G.
Too many songs are throwaways and often because they are teen angst which everyone grows out of or because they are done in a couture style that soon falls out of vogue.
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