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Remember this guy? He just realased a new song and he mentions Dookie! In that song he describes his own life mentioning cover albums by other artists and there's a line that says something like "and then my career exploded like Green Day's Dookie".
Oh absolutely, I don't think a song has to be too elaborated to be good but I was talking more about triviality than simplicity, a song can be simple but not trivial and it can be a good song as you said. Take 2000 Light Years Away for example, the lyrics are simple but I wouldn't classify them as banal.
I see how you can appreciate a song more when you can relate to it, but I think that sometimes the way you express something is even more important than the actual subject in a way.
This may sound stupid, but I mean that if the line of a song was for example "dictatorship is bad" each one of us would think yeah I agree, but it wouldn't make that same line a good line, because it's expressing something that everyone else could have said, while a songwriter should have said the same thing in his own way, in a more creative way, this way I'd appreciate it more.
Because they're trivial. I don't know, it feels like they had created a catchy tune and then pasted some lyrics on it without much thought behind.
Yep I don't think it's that great, it sounds too poor, especially when compared to other lyrics he wrote.