Yes…Even Singer Songwriters Can Have A Train of Thought
An observant singer songwriter is always on the lookout for ways to jump start musical ideas. Sometimes lyrics from other singer songwriters spark a new idea. Sometimes it’s almost by accident.
Check out the lyrics to my song “Train of Thought”…
This song came about because I had some music going on in my head but at first I couldn’t think of what I wanted to say.
I kept going through some of my usual idea starter techniques I use, but they weren’t working. I got a phone call from a friend who asked what I was doing. I said I was trying to get a song going, but I just couldn’t get a good train of thought started. It wasn’t until I got off the phone that the idea for the title popped into my head. And it fit in just right with the music I had already started. Then words started to flow, and the rest was a blast.
Oddly enough, the first couple of lines were inspired by a Star Trek movie. Real fans of that movie series will remember Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country. And the theme behind the movie got me off and running. I thought a comparison between heaven and earth would be a cool thing to write metaphorically about. So, I set out to write a clear, yet possibly incomprehensible train of thought from the perspective of actually being that train of thought. Does that make sense? Well, it did to me for some reason. So I just kept at it as the words flowed. Soon I had a train of thought song.
Think about it…what can dance around an open campfire, sneak aboard a starship, drive software, weave, fill, help, drop, etc. and doesn’t even need to eat?
I know…weird, huh?
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