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Thread #35054   Message #476581
Posted By: Peg
05-Jun-01 - 02:29 AM
Thread Name: Songwriting Under Pressure
Subject: RE: Songwriting Under Pressure
I finished the lyrics to a song recently for this project I was auditioning for. The guitarist (who was looking for a singer who would also collaborate on songs as melody maker/lyricist) liked my voice and I showed him some poems I wrote and he wanted lyrics to one song along those lines.

This was REALLY hard and I had to do it at a time when life was stressful (getting evicted etc.) and I am not good at finishing songs, but I did it under the wire...just.

Then on the night when I was waiting for him to come over and hear me sing these lyrics he called to say he was not coming and that he had selected another singer for the project (I have concluded he is insane of course)...so now I have these perfectly nice lyrics and melody to someone else's music...

sigh.

But yes, deadline pressure often has a way of catalyzing creative juice...