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Thread #37732   Message #534563
Posted By: Little Hawk
24-Aug-01 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: What song just drives you crazy?
Subject: RE: What song just drives you crazy?
I always detested "Little Red Riding Hood", and I don't believe it's been mentioned yet...

I think MacArthur Park could best be criticized on the grounds of being too melodramatic, rather than on the grounds of having senseless lyrics. The lyrics aren't senseless, they're symbolic...probably of a collapsed love affair.

The lyrics are odd and unusual, that's for sure. I think a song with lyrics this odd has a certain distinction all its own.

It's a whole level above songs which are not in any way odd, but just REALLY BADLY written, really mediocre, really hackneyed, and that sort of thing.

This thread is full of examples of those.

- LH