Ramblings of an Overstimulated Musician
Please don’t take a damn thing I say seriously.
Sometimes it seems all these “brilliant” lyrics really are just vocalizations of a tortured population.
Is it really “so deep” and “so easy to relate to” or is it just an example of how crazy we all truly are?
For example, “The Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley. Sounds so beautiful… and I don’t pretend to know what it’s really about, but to my interpretation? To me? It’s a beautifully written way of “It’s not you, it’s me. I love you, I’m just not IN love with you.” So why is it when Buckley sings it we swoon but when we hear it straight forward it’s bullshit? I mean, I could be totally wrong here (I probably am) but… as a song, it’s beautiful and everyone loves it, but those words said outright… aren’t quite so pretty.
Okay, how about “Creep” from Radiohead? People LOVE this song. Does everyone really relate to it? Really? …Really?
Or do they just think they should because everyone loves this song? It’s a fucking depressing song! Just because a song is depressing doesn’t automatically qualify it as being “brilliant”. The world is full of depressing, “woe is me” songs. Why do you like this one so much? Can you really relate to it? Can you? If you couldn’t, would you want to??
This isn’t about Radiohead or Jeff Buckley, both of which I enjoy listening to immensely… this is just my mind wandering.
Do the masses that made these songs popular really, whole heartedly relate to them? Does everyone that sings along and says “Oh! This song is amazing!” truly feel so inwardly tortured and self loathing? Or do they just like the pretty noise….?