Arthur Machen meets St. Matthew's Gospel,
Chapter 11, Verses 16-19.
You can try to make your voice heard with an engaging, danceable tune,
and it will pass like a shadow over the water.
(Think "Men Without Hats".)
Or you can try it in a shrill, scratchy key,
and it will still be forgotten, fast.
(Think P.J. Proby.)
Whether it flops or not, however,
that's not the point .
Someone will probably eventually hear it, and take it up.
Think Joe Meek.