The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46494   Message #692373
Posted By: Kim C
17-Apr-02 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: Songwriting 101
Subject: RE: Songwriting 101
I write only to please myself. If anyone else is pleased, so much the better. But I have written a lot of things that no one besides me has ever heard, and I intend to keep it that way. Too personal.

Many years ago I was at a show featuring a local songwriter that I really liked, and I said to a friend, Man, I wish I could write like him. And he said, Why? Just write like yourself.

The songwriter and the friend have both drifted into the obscurity of times past, but I have never forgotten what he said to me.

Just write like yourself. :-)