Tonight I have been jamming with Jacko, my long time musical collaborator. We carried on with some songs we began writing a few weeks ago, where we both brought some chords together, and Jacko started picking this really magical picking melody over the top of it.
But beyond that we struggled to get anywhere with the song. We lacked an overriding idea driving the song forward.
So the plan we devised is that over the weekend we will both, separately, write some lyrics.
I’ve already decided that I will write a tune based on the picking melody we already have. The bigger problem is what to write about.
In many way I’ve disappointed myself with the quality of my lyrics in the past, and suppressed myself from writing any more god-awful songs. I’ve got get over that little fear, and just put pen to paper.
I feel that this is probably the same old problem that I have written about before, so if you are getting deja vu, then I apologise.
Whilst digging around for an entire song I wrote some time ago, I found an old scrap piece of paper on which I wrote a line on. By way of apology, here it is!
It reads; “Take it fucking easy, you got all day long, flexitime and pension plans, you forgot whats right and wrong”.
I wrote this not long after I started my very first job. I was clearly unimpressed with my colleagues.