All Over This Town
I put poetry in quotes and called it lyrics. It's pretty clear that it was written to accompany music. But Morrissey did do those commercials where he read the lyrics from "World Peace" as if it were poetry. The point is that both are examples of the same form of expression, and one is great and one isn't, in my opinion, and again, if there is no bad art how can there be good art? As the philosopher Marilyn Manson said "If you love everyone what value does that place on love?"'The lyrics to "Kiss Me All Over the Place" are an example of horrible "poetry" and the lyrics to "Maladjusted" are an example of exceptional, even great, poetry. Or are they the same?'
It's actually called 'Kiss Me A lot'. And before one can call it 'an example of horrible poetry', one should first ask the author if it was (in this case) his intention of writing a poem or writing song lyrics. Or is it up to the reader/listener and not the author to make this judgement? But I do agree with you on 'Maladjusted'.
If you're going to listen to music and there is no bad music then you only need one record. that's kind of liberating really. You might want a speed control so you can match it to your mood. If you want to wind down you can play it really slow. I read an interview with this band once. They started out playing 12-bar three chord blues which are all pretty similar except for the words and little melody parts. They got a job but they only knew four or five of these songs so to play at a bar all night they had to play them slow, medium, and fast.
I just think that if all lyrics are good and all songs are the same it seems like it would be sort of hard to be passionate about any of it. I guess it would explain the music charts though. As someone once sang "it could go on forever in which case I'm doomed."