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Songwriting and The Dark Side

Posted on January 27, 2011 with 0 comments

So, island life has it's down-side. Complacency. I lit a fire under myself, on purpose. Now I'm jumping around again...

All that is just a metaphor, meaning that I'm writing again. I've found that I have a thing or two to say, as well. I've just worked up a song called, "Middle Age Sane," and I'm really happy with it. Considering that I am my own worst critic, that's actually saying something. Suzi has had it stuck in her head already, which is a great sign. I'll post the lyrics as soon as I can post the song, too.

I am always having ideas, but keeping track of them and then "fleshing them out" requires discipline. I want to write a song in 5/4 time, next. We'll see...

Now that I'm not smoking anymore, I will be digging out some older lyrics that never got a melody assigned to them... It's a song about "the other woman," and it'll be called "Nicotine."

Even if inspitation happens to come from The Dark Side, it's still inspiration...