The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31433   Message #408503
Posted By: Naemanson
28-Feb-01 - 10:30 PM
Thread Name: HOW do you write your songs?
Subject: HOW do you write your songs?
I've been ruminating on this question since the last coffeehouse. A woman stepped up to the mike and commented that the song she was about to sing just rose up out of her. I've heard plenty of others comment that a song came to them in a rush but I have also heard several people say that they have been working on a song for a long time and are still working on it.

So here is my question. How do you write your songs? I'm looking for the whole enchilada here. Where do you usually go? What atmosphere do you prefer? Do you employ a sort of precedence (Music first or lyrics?)? What kind of pencil do you use? Do you keep a notebook by your bed? Do you meditate? What do you do when a song idea comes to you in a busy or private place? And so on...

HOW do you write your songs?