[Powderworks] What lyrics!
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 11:42:26 +0300
On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 19:37:28 +1200, Brian Jacobs wrote:
>I was thinking today, one of my favorite things about the Oils is
>the fact that their lyrics are so consistently good. And, when they
>do miss, they aren't cringe-worthy.
An excellent point. Some of the music I like as lyrical weaknesses
that embarass me so much that I don't like to play the music to my
friends. But even early Oils songs - meaning those on the first two
albums, for example - are lyrically good enough. I wouldn't call Oils
lyrics brilliant - I don't often find brilliant single thoughts in
them, but as a whole the song lyrics are very good.
However there are some Oils songs I like to skip when I play the
records (to other people), mostly songs that feature "chanting". For
example Now or Neverland, or the end of Under the Overpass. I don't
know why, but they sound somewhat embarassing to me and I don't want
to make anyone else feel the same.
Anyway, Midnight Oil doesn't make pop songs with bad pop lyrics -
that's definitely one more thing that makes the songs last more than
just a few weeks.
>Did I ask too much?
>More than a lot?
>You gave me nothing
>Now it's all I got.
Imagine something like this as one verse in one of the more
meaningful Oils songs, and what it would do to the band's