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Writing a song

Even on alt.banjo, songwriting is discussed: “By now you have a story or concept, perhaps a message or two, and a bunch of ideas, metaphors, and phrases to create the song with. Look at them and consider new ways to say the same thing. Look at the lyrics of Rank Stranger for example. Instead of saying “when I was young” the lyrics say “in youth’s early dawn”. Great lyric! Terrible. Give me “when I was […]

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Writing a song

The Little Criminals have taken upon them a new project: a cd with original songs. So naturally, I want to be on it. So here you will find — in my version of the English language — the goings on, the doubts and the attractions of writing a song. Now let me tell y’all a story, bout this 16 year old girl, had the sweetest little pony, on this whole wide stinkin’ wirl