Some of my favourite good-bad lyrics:
She wore faded jeans
And soft black leather
She had eyes so blue
They looked like weather…
Tom Petty, “It’ll All Work Out.” We can assume from this lyric that Mr. Petty lives in Southern California. Here, it would mean, “She had eyes so blue they looked snow white and ice cold.”
I’m as serious as cancer
When I say, rhythm is a dancer.
I believe that is a Snap lyric. The cancer metaphor succeeds in saying, “hey, I’m serious.” What is he so serious about? Some meaningless phrase, “rhythm is a dancer.” Can you really, honestly, cold-bloodedly deploy a cancer metaphor for whatever dumb catch phrase pops into your confused head, asshole?