Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Writing a song seems to be getting easier. The prevalence of singing out the spelling of a word over and over is creating a lucrative market for songwriters. As a dabbler in the writing arts myself, I can assure you that it is much easier to write one word than string a whole sentence together to form a concept. An added bonus is the nigh-impossibility of criticism. How do you critique one word? I think there's only one real critique and I'm going to use it right now in this fictional review of all those songs. "S-U-C-K-S."

But I kid, I kid. I love lyrics but the music is the silken hair that gets you to the top of Rapunzel's tower. Evidence of this is...evident in the common sound of people singing along with songs when they haven't a clue what the lyrics are. Fallout Boy is one of the strongest cases for this, especially since the vocalists can't even seem to agree amongst themselves. Not to pick on Fallout Boy, of course. I hold them in high regard for their bold introduction of the letter "lrhyeh" to our alphabet.

Poor alphabet. Elmo must be rolling in his grave.