MusicThoughts

a quiet place to think about music

Language is still where it was in about the 14th century.

I like songs, and I like language, and I like the use of language. But I want it to be done in some original way.

Whoever does the words has a very hard job. That's the sharp edge of the music. Whatever else the music is doing, if there are words there, you know that is going to be the focal point of the music for so many listeners. And you can really fuck it up with words. If they're not good, you can totally wreck the whole thing.
Brian Eno from interview