There’s a song by “Avicii” called “The Nights” where the guy says “My father told me when I was just a child These are the nights that never die.” There’s also a song by “Swedish House Mafia” called “Don’t You Worry Child” where the guy says “My father said, "Don't you worry, don't you worry, child. See heaven's got a plan for you.” The thing is, unless your father was a genius, no one really cares what he told you. That’s between you and him. Unless he sang a song to you and you want to sing that song, then keep those little nuggets of wisdom to yourself. The thing I don’t like about it is, none of this is important or useful information. “These are the nights that never die?” First off, no one’s father ever tells that to their kid. What father speaks like that? This guy Avicii is clearly lying. What does that even mean? Nights never die, they just turn into daytime, so of course these are the nights that never die. They all are! And “Don’t you worry, child. Heaven’s got a plan for you?” I think he meant “God has a plan for you.” Why would Heaven the place itself have a plan? Is it a democracy up there where angels and saints vote on the fate and plans for certain individuals? I don’t know how Swedish House Mafia’s father would know that. I hope that musicians in the future will realize two songs now have been about stupid crap people’s fathers told them and avoid that in their songwriting to keep this from being even more trite and hackneyed.
|Nobody gives a damn what your father told you when you were a ghost baby.|