You do a mix of satisfying the expectations you have when you're writing the song, and also not fulfilling them. And the mix of those two things hopefully provides an enjoyable little ride that the song is meant to be, a little rollercoaster ride. A very, very low budget amusement park
The Fiery Furnaces are an American indie rock band, formed in 2000 in Brooklyn, New York. The band’s primary members are Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger. The siblings are originally from Oak Park, Illinois, a near-western suburb of Chicago. The pair mixed simple, poppy melodies with a dizzying array of wordplay, sounds, and influences, including the Who, Captain Beefheart, Os Mutantes; dashes of folk, blues, and garage rock.