Neil Hannon writes a pretty tune, I like the way it picks up, and the way the melody twists around….and the production and sounds are great. When I first heard it I thought…Hey…this is nice…
…but the lyrics say nothing at all.
Is this what you write when you've nothing to say, but still have a contractual obligation to write? Do all indie songwriters go to an elephants graveyard of elevator music?
Perhaps there are some indie-folk who wonder at the ascendance of agit rock and nu-metal amongst the kids. Now… I can't say I'm particularly riveted by those bands' latest re-write of that perennial classic_ 'Kill-Your-Parents-Do-Drugs-Have-Sex-Don't-Go-To-School-&-Cut-Yourself-On-Stage-To-Show-That-You-Are-Keeping-It-Real!!!!!!' ……BUT….it is WAY more catchy and infectious than Neil Hannon's _'Living isn't easy, no need to make it harder' or memorable vignettes like_ 'If You Want it You Can Have It, and If you Need It - Go and Get It'…. _
I've got flu, and I'm grumpy…but really… Who buys this stuff????
(Perhaps next time I go to Our Price I'll see crowds of elevators, all shuffling along to the checkout, singles in hand)
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