Songwriting: Overusing Metaphors
It seems to be a slow news week so far, so let’s take a look at a spin-off question that arose in yesterday’s discussion:
Is it possible to over-use a metaphor?
Can we actually have too many songs about the Prodigal Son, Lazarus, the Ninety and Nine, or Psalm 23?
Let’s put it in more specific terms. Suppose a group has been going for seven years and has released five albums—and every single song on each album is about the Prodigal Son. Can one actually have too much of a good thing?