I’m finally kicking my butt into gear to work on finishing a boat load of songs that I have sitting around. The biggest issue has been lyrics. I’ve been lazy on getting around to them due to all the other stuff I’ve been doing for months. My desire to get this finished is not a result of more time, but rather a discomfort for letting it sit so long. Thus I’m pushing myself to stay up a little later while I spew out first draft ideas that can then be gone back over for molding.
Last night was one such new effort. I got the initial draft of a song called Bulldozer. I still have to mold it a bit and I have to put it to one of the tracks I have created, but at least there’s a first draft of those lyrics. I do have a folder of song lyrics that I’ve got. I need to get around to looking them over and tweaking them as well. Makes me think I ought to pull out all the old notebooks of lyrics I’ve got and type them into the computer to have at hand when I go for writing and or co-writing sessions. I think that will be my agenda today. Lots of typing.
Ugh and I’m nearing completion of the first draft of the book I’ve been spilling out too. Not too much left to do with it, until I get my friend to do her editing thing. At which point I’ll find out what needs tweaking, cutting, expanding or massaging. That’s the fun phase as it means a creation is finally taking shape.
Because I’ve now set myself up for a long day in front of the screen, I need to push out the music for ya. In a way it makes me feel like I’m a paperback writer. What better song to describe that than Paperback Writer? Here’s Paul throwing a little bit of a modern twist on his alma mater’s classic song. Great guitar parts, cool vocal harmonies and thumping drums with a moving bass, what more can you ask for?
None more, that is the answer.
Gives me an idea for a song lyric (oh my) yet another song to be written about writing. Among other things, I do have lyrics to write about a couple of cities as well. Enjoy and buy, will ya?