Mailbag: What Does It Really Mean For the Lyrics Of A Song To Be Shallow/Deep?

First off, I want to preface this by saying that any musician that tells you a song is only good if it’s lyrics are deep, or a song is always bad if it’s lyrics are simple, is wrong. Music is a matter of taste. I love pop music, always have, and some of the best written and catchiest pop songs are incredibly simple lyrically. That doesn’t mean they were easy to write though. Pop is an art form just like jazz, ragtime, classical, soul, R&B, etc. In fact the roots of pop come from jazz.


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