And I'm not talking about some bluntly didactic bit of plain English, I mean a song that you've quite carefully swaddled in songwriting conventions, with winks, nods, metaphors and lines left at 1.5 spacing so the listener can read between them.
You had something important to say. You said it a way you thought would make it worthy of being in the genre of song. Your audience heard something completely different, but enjoyed or appreciated it nonetheless.
Was your attempt, to this end, a success or a failure? Try to answer without using the words 'both' or 'neither'.