Friday, June 25, 2010

If You Are The Person Who Picks the Music in Ipad Commercials, Please Read This Post.

Well, here's the latest version of the song. I'm now debating whether or not I should come up with actual lyrics or just leave it like it is. Here's some reasons why:

1. I like songs with nonsense lyrics.
2. Sometimes lyrics can ruin an otherwise perfectly fine song.
3. A lot of great songs that I really love I listen to over and over again, until one day I finally start to learn the lyrics and then I get tired of the song and stop listening to it over and over again.

Anyway, let me know if nonsense lyrics really piss you off.

Actually this whole thing reminds me of a debate that my friend Doug and I used to have when we were about 13 or 14. U2's song 'Elvis Presley and America' was recorded, and Bono sang some nonsense lyrics as a placeholder until they could go back and write and record some finished lyrics. When the time came to record the finished lyrics, producer Brian Eno said, "Nope, we're leaving it as it is," much to the surprise and consternation of the rest of the band. I always took the position that Brian Eno made the right decision, that the song is much more unique and mysterious with unfinished vocals, but Doug used to say, "The song is good now, but imagine how great it could've been with finished lyrics and vocals." Hmmm. My opinion hasn't changed. I still think that the song is still interesting to me today (25 years later) because the words are indecipherable and meaningless.

1 comment:

Schluetermetz said...

i love it. and i love the nonsense. keep it. (also: miss you all. hope hamlet is awesome.)