quote:Originally posted by Ram1
I love Let Em In. And I also wish people would get off the notion that every song has to MEAN something. Art is art. If it's a beautiful song, it's a beautiful song. Not every song has to have some deep, analytical meaning. I mean don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I don't like meaningful lyrics. I like a meaningful story just as much as the next person. But if a few "nonsense" songs are thrown in here and there, who cares? Just because a song isn't lyrically significant, it doesn't mean the lyrics aren't beautiful. I see it as an abstract or surreal painting. Intellectually, it may not make sense at all, but it's still beautiful!! I am the Walrus, Monkberry Moon Delight, I Dig a Pony, I could name about 50 more. AWESOME words!! Some of the best songs ever written, but lyrically they mean nothing. It doesn't matter!!
Lyrically meaningless, but musically great, I'll agree. But I prefer lyrics to have some resonance.