Yeah Matt , trying to create a song that is universal but original does have its difficulty, and all over the internet and songwriting books and forums, you see the avoid cliches advice clearly

I have high expectations of my lyrics and every other lyric I read I am critical about them because I know they can be way better than that, What some people think is brilliant I may think is crap

Somebody like you was co written by Keith Urban
But do you think if one of us wrote that, that anyone on here wouldn't mention the cliches and how bland it is?
Can't speak for anyone else, But I do know I would

Take care