Why lyrics?

Was browsing the latest posts again and I’ve noticed another trend: a lot of people post nothing more than song lyrics. Why is that? Don’t people have anything original to say? Posting song lyrics, to me, is like buying a Hallmark card; a canned way of saying something you can’t think of stating originally yourself. I can see the day in the not-too-distant future when that’s all we do with one another, quote music lyrics, or lines from movies; it’s the way people will communicate in the future.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.