So, I was working on some lyrics tonight. I’ve got a new song project that I’m very excited about. One of the words I was looking to rhyme was “weekend.” It just happened to be part of a verse in which food was mentioned – breakfast foods, in particular. Anyway, I swear I came up with a working lyric using the word “piquant” to rhyme with weekend. HA! I wrote it, read back through it, and laughed out loud.
I couldn’t leave it that way, of course. If I were writing art songs or something a bit more erudite — sure. But my songs tend toward the pop, folk rock, and country genres. Certainly, I don’t think those genres are for the uneducated by any stretch (remember, I’m writing and listening to those genres – lol) But I just don’t think the word “piquant” has the same straightforward punch that tart our sour or bitter might have. Of course, none of those words rhymes with weekend!
Maybe I was still remembering the cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving dinner….