December 7, 2007
In some of the running-forums I'm addicted to, people - full-grown adults, mind you - sometimes post threads that are nothing but song lyrics. I avoid these like the plague. To me, it seems like such a highschool thing to post song lyrics as if to say, "this here songwriter knows exactly how I feel right now, and this is how I feel. Right now. Read it. Listen."
On the other hand, some people really do feel what's in some song lyrics, so they also feel justified in scrawling them on the internetwall. I guess it bothers me most because there's often no attribution - people often just post-n-run, leaving you to wonder who composed that thing, or if the poster himself did.
On the other other hand, a source of rare joy is when a song makes me feel something I couldn't possibly have ever felt. Tall Dwarfs' "Kidstuff" is like that; it's a beautiful love song, to a child. I don't have children and never will. I will never know what it is to love a child and want to protect it, yet see it grow up happy and strong. But "Kidstuff" gives me a hint what that's like.
Posted by joe positive at December 7, 2007 5:38 PM
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