Songwriting tip of the day
The truly great songs are the ones that make you think, move you deeply . . . and, don’t have to be explained to be appreciated.
There is nothing wrong with deeper meanings and motifs in songs, those rich layers that you might only catch on your thirty-seventh listen. But, at least in Christian music, if the average listener cannot understand your main point the first time he hears the song, that song is not destined to go down as one of the greatest of its decade or century.