etaphors are important to songwriting. By using something familiar metaphorically, you can create a vivid mental image in fewer words.
And if you do it in a bouncy perky pop tune, so much the better.
I’ve been listening to Leftovers by Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit over and over the past few days. It seems to be about food, but it’s probably about life. The video is somewhere between Bob Dylan and Salvador Dali.
I’m consciously avoiding angry morose edgy rock these days. I’d rather be happy.