The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11342   Message #1132600
Posted By: Crane Driver
09-Mar-04 - 08:10 PM
Thread Name: songwriting
Subject: RE: songwriting
I completely agree with Guest,reggie miles, and it's a relief to find that it's not just me! I've been writing songs in a very traditional style about events and people from local history for a few years now, and there is a compulsion about it. It's as if the songs have been hanging around since the events occurred, waiting for someone to write them. They latch on to me, and won't let go until I finish them. The more vigorous songs write themselves in a few hours, lazier ones take months to finish. And it is a real frustration if you can't get to perform them. I seem to have forgotten most of my earlier repertoire ...... damn!