It appears by, well, all accounts, that I have just written a song.
I started at about 7 PM, and finished the initial complete draft around 8:30 PM tonight.
I then cleaned up all of my materials from my task of the day, brought them upstairs where they belong, showered and started preparing myself for bed, and then pulled out my notebook and laptop so that I could type up the lyrics and put them together, organized and in an easily rearranged format.
I then did some slight rearranging, and phrase editing, and am now ready to go to sleep with a deep sense of satisfaction both in my accomplishment and in the awesomeness of the song itself.
I can hardly wait to record it and get some instrumentation figured out for it(!).
(I’m a dork, I know – always have been and always will be, and gladly so!)
I want to get to sleep as fast as possible now, so that I can wake up sooner to work on it in the morning.
This has really been a fun miniature adventure today and tonight… I kept wanting to write a song this week or next, and I couldn’t seem to get the right style or topic – I kept straying from the focus every time I started to write, and then didn’t like it… until a friend (? We’ll call him that, anyway.) shared a song that he had written…
When I heard the first line, I felt struggle and pain being released… by the second line, I was almost certain I knew the origins of the song, the cause for the emotions expressed within it through its music and words… and it was, somehow, so relatable, although I had never been in the same situation… it was also so vulnerable…, which made it all the more powerful.
Thinking about the song today, I thought, Man, those are Real, meaning the emotions in there…
And it struck me: What would happen if I did that, went ahead and wrote about the heavy, loud emotions going on inside of me right now?
It might be embarrassing…, but it would be honest and to the heart…, which, I think, is a huge part of what makes my friend’s song so amazing – you can feel it, deep inside.
So, let’s get deep and put it onto paper, I guess…
I pondered on it as I walked for a while, listening to musical songs, and then, upon returning home and preparing to start work on a new mala (meditation and prayer beads), I was suddenly feeling a need to write down this idea calling out to me from inside my head – I am real emotions, hear me roar and write me down poetry style(!), it was saying to me.
And so, I did.
And now I have a song. 🙂