between the lines

“Weak sincere lyrics always trump hard, forced sequences of words, an undefinable quality some songs have and some songs don’t. Sometimes nonsense has a nice ring and sometimes the truth beats a dead horse. Imagery can cause a song to soar. The narrative voice can sell tales, even strangely offensive tellings warmed in voice, rich in poetics, dull knives and laughter in rain, airplane crashes on deadmen curved, chestnuts roaring on a toasty fire, Jack Sprat eating all the fat, tales of wanting, creeps, stalking, encouragement, denials, slipping into madness, dropping guns, lost loves never returning, sweet words lofted, turned up late nights on the driveway, music turned up loud, dimmed when the elders complained turn it down, don’t you boys ever listen to nice songs? Long artsy songs, rifled with tones played undertones implying so much more than words dare unless I lay it between the lines. Scrimmity Scrammity Sploof.”

— Lord Malinov, Song of Songs

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About Lord Malinov

Lord Malinov, literary author, bon vivant, rogue romantic poet
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