As I'm pretty sure I've said before, writing music doesn't come easily for me. It's why, after all this time, I've done only one album. You'd think though, that at least the lyrics shouldn't be too much trouble, considering some of the popular songs that have been written over the years.
1958 - Book Of Love (Monotones):
Oh I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who
Who wrote the book of love?
1963 - He's so fine (Chiffons):
1967 - I Am The Walrus (Beatles):
Sitting on a cornflake
waiting for the van to come
1968 - McArthur Park (Richard Harris):
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cuz it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
1978 - Shama Lama Ding Dong (Otis Day and the Knights):
Rama lama ding dong
You put the ooh mou mou
Back into my smile, child
That is why
That is why
You are my shoobee doobee doo
1984 - New Moon On Monday (Duran Duran):
Shake up the picture the lizard mixture
with your dance on the eventide
1994 - Loser (Beck):
In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
Butane in my veins and I'm out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables
Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose
2005 - Here We Go (Trina):
Blah, blah blah
Blah blah blah-blah
I'm like uh-huh uh-huh
Woah. Now that is deep.
By the way, regarding that Duran Duran song; I remember an interview with one of them (Simon LeBon, maybe?) who was asked about the lyrics of New Moon On Monday. The interviewer said something like "I'm so moved by the sheer depth of the words. The juxtaposition of man versus machine. The struggle of the time/space continuum and how technology can stifle our ability to (etc, etc, etc...)". He responded "I appreciate your enthusiasm, but no, I just put a bunch of words together that sound cool. They don't mean anything."
Recently, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters gave a similar answer to the host of one of those daytime talk shows. The host went on and on about the lyrics of their song Learn To Fly; about the escapism of it all, and how liberating and cathartic it must feel to release your inner psyche from the bonds of mankind's oppression and (insert big fancy words here...). Dave's answer: "Nope. I wanted to be a pilot at the time. I wish I had a better answer for you. But like it says; I just wanted to learn to fly."