Ever binge watch some old TV shows out on the Flix or the like?
Sometimes, I’ll just load ‘em up in my iPhone, and just listen to them while doing stuff around the place.
Got caught up in some old All in the Family shows.
Archie Bunker, what an idiot, but a funny one, just because in life he’s more nearsighted than Mr. Magoo, and doesn’t have a clue.
Idiot though he is most times, he got one thing right when it comes to songwriting.
Nothing ‘pinko,’ un-American or ding-batish about it.
Edith, his wife on the show, read off this poem.
Then she asked him a question.
He said it was stupid. Then told her to stifle aka “shut up.”
If you ever saw the show, you’d expect him to say something like that.
And yet, he was totally spot on.
If you’re thinkin’ the point has to do with poems aren’t lyrics…
Well, they’re not, but that’s not it. Not even close.
Has to do with how the poem read. And while you’d not write a lyric like the poem she read, it is such a perfect example of mistakes I see some writers make.
All you need is Archie’s response to get the point.
Just one of several things you’ll pick up on in May’s TuneBooster.
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