The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89009   Message #1675074
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
21-Feb-06 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: Your First song
Subject: RE: Your First song
I empathize with you, Alan:

One of my earliest songs was really DEEP: Words Of A Bum. I wanted to be a serious song writer. Dead serious. Three weeks in the well dead serious. I made the mistake of singing it at a sing around in Pittsburgh and just when I thought that it was dead and buried, grubby little fingers started thrusting their way up through the soil, and someone who'd heard me and loved the song was performing it! I think I've pretty successfully forgotten it now except for the line "The difference between a bum and a good man is like the line on the beach between water and sand." Kinda precious, and that was the BEST line in the song.