Holes With Songs In ‘Em

Are you a songwriter? If so, then confess
to seeing things from above, then coming down hard.
Put yourself in the shoes of the audience
make them feel pain, but not without reward.

There must be a story, either told or suggested
with details pushing it along, not impeding.
If you are hell-bent on repetition
make it say something worth repeating.

Must it rhyme? Well, it depends on the listener
You have to hear it through their senses.
If it doesn’t then your melody must
build up and then tear down their defenses.

[chorus]
If your hole’s got a bucket
fill it with good luck
start when you’re sad
and make it end just
where it should.

[verse]
Musically speaking, where does it come from?
from ashes in the fireplace, from your temptations
from the birds of morning, from the night’s crickets
from the clash between the generations.

Writing a song is like walking downhill
after you have done the work of walking up.
You first have to live it and only then will
the words flow like you know what you’re talking about.

If your hole’s got a bucket
fill it with good luck
start when you’re sad
and make it end just
where it should.

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About mrsorenson

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