CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem?
Posted by: bmg ()
Date: February 26, 2014 12:09AM

Jeff Lynne once commented (in respopnse to people reading into his lyrics far more than was ever intended) that his lyrics were generally as simple as getting 'moon' to rhyme with 'June'. And it seemed to work well for Lynne and ELO.

So -
Many AOR and rock bands may have cheesey lyrics but it shouldnt be a major distraction if the song is good (melodic, structured, well produced, good vocals etc.).

Are those who have a problem with cheesy lyrics taking things too seriously?

Having said that some clever 'lyrics / wording' can give a song an extra edge - i.e. Rush, REM, Kacey Musgraves (yes seriously - shes a clever little C&W madam - a real wordsmith - her latest album is super), Magnum, U2 etc.

What do you think??

Anyway i love songs that tell a story - i.e Dont Pay The Ferryman by Chris De Burgh - but I also can love songs that dont, i.e. Eye of The Tiger (heard a lot of folk describe it as 'cheesey')

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CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem?488 bmg 02/26/2014 12:09AM
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Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 236 KingdomofMan 02/26/2014 02:46AM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 232 Tom G 02/26/2014 02:47AM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 217 KingdomofMan 02/26/2014 02:53AM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 219 MetroGnome 02/26/2014 03:12AM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 210 WescottF1 02/26/2014 03:43AM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS = Ear Cholesterol ?? 112 Chazz 02/26/2014 03:38PM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 161 lowdz 02/26/2014 07:16AM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 154 joe 02/26/2014 07:30AM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 162 Wardy 02/26/2014 08:25AM
Re: CHEESY LYRICS - whats the problem? 118 kingnoony 02/26/2014 11:34AM
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