Hate to be the big bad wolf.. well not really But I've read / heard some of ande's songs and tip number 9 came Into play

9) Avoid cliches, they are the kiss of death
Attempt to create expressions that people have never heard before but when they hear it they understand it. Sometimes a cliche is what you need to use to best convey the emotion

I guess the old adage in this case though is, Do as I tell you and not as I do