cliches in pop songs

the problem is, work from the cliches or songs?

these have a relationship to mondegreens, although I think a more sophisticated one to language, in the sense that cliches -- from onomonotepia or however that is spelled -- in the source of the label "cliche") (I like to think of the suck sound from decanning canned refriend beans) -- are from poems and into lyric and then misunderstood as mondegreens -- a sort of reverse o.

heart of stone
heart of gold
heat of the moment

knock on wood

heart in the right place

lock stock ... and teardrops
lock stock ... and two smoking barrels

shit hits the fan

ships pass in the night


one night stand

oince bitten twice shy

[actually, is there a cliche that is not a rock lyric????]


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