This hasn’t much to do with lyrics, but bear with me.
Lady Gaga confuses me. Her fans insist that she’s really musically talented, and they’re right.
I mean, good God. She can sing, she’s a first-rate pianist, and she can write her own stuff (all too rare in the pop world).
To begin with, I had better define collaborative coherency. It is simply the term I use to describe the extent to which lyrics must coordinate themselves with the music they have been paired with. It is an essential but too-often overlooked concept.
While further pondering the points of overlap between poetry and lyrics, I realized that in my previous post I had failed to cover an important idea: sound lyrics.