Originally Posted by IslandRed
I generally agree, but there are degrees of original. Let's be honest, if you're trying to write a song about love or relationships, it's pretty much impossible not to trod on hard-packed lyrical ground.
But, there is a difference between something like "I love that girl with all my heart"
and these lyrics, from three different songs:
- "She laughs at my dreams but I dream about her laughter."
- "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
- "I took your stuff and put it in the basement, when I found out what the smile on your face meant."
All four songs are about relationships, but the latter three find a new, creative way to say it.
TRIVIA: What groups recorded the songs whose lyrics are referenced in the bulleted list above? (No Google searches!