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Read October 07, 2017, 10:43:21 AM #0
Hooded Singer

What do you write songs about?

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Read October 07, 2017, 02:32:33 PM #1
PopTodd

Re: What do you write songs about?

Whatever pops into my head.
I guess my most-common topic these days is my life and my family, whether in the abstract or more-concretely.

Thematically, I am also pretty obsessed with the passage of time.
 
Read October 07, 2017, 03:59:02 PM #2
tone

Re: What do you write songs about?

Pretty similar to Todd really - whatever's happening in my life or that of those around me. But my themes tend to be religion and politics. Can't seem to leave em alone!


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Read October 07, 2017, 08:22:20 PM #3
Binladeda

Re: What do you write songs about?


 Anything really, whatever the music suggests.  Just recently
 I was thinking of writing a song about a toilet...called Sweet Loo  Grin Grin
 It wasn't that the music was crap  Grin  But it did occur to me that it
 would be a good subject for lyrics.  Also, a subject that would have
 mass appeal  Grin Grin



Nowt as queer as folk...........my gran
 
Read October 07, 2017, 08:57:21 PM #4
Oldbutyet

Re: What do you write songs about?

In my younger days i question everything and sometimes without even using words and then i started writing, at first just to start remembering and then i started writing lyrics and songs.

Hey Hooded Singer, What do you write songs about   Cool
 
Read October 07, 2017, 09:19:12 PM #5
pompeyjazz

Re: What do you write songs about?

Absolutely anything.  Could be a phrase I heard, an ideal, an obsession,  a love, a hate, a piece of plastic
 
Read October 08, 2017, 08:17:03 PM #6
Wicked Deeds

Re: What do you write songs about?

Mainly the life experiences that's cause great hurt and sadness but occasionally, I  manage to step outside of this.  I've written songs about Elvis Presley, The Beatles, a former Zigfield Folly, my love of music and popular films. I've even written 3 Bond themes simply because I love  the genre. Inspiring ideas don't have to be difficult to find.

Paul


" I'm the thief who stole the riches in the night."

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Read October 09, 2017, 08:23:04 PM #7
hardtwistmusic

Re: What do you write songs about?

I try (for the most part) to provide an uncommon perspective for a common event.  The "same old thing" but from a uniquely different angle or viewpoint. 

That's what I TRY to accomplish with each song.


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Verlon Gates  -  60 plus years old.
 
Read October 09, 2017, 10:22:14 PM #8
Hooded Singer

Re: What do you write songs about?

Hey Hooded Singer, What do you write songs about   Cool

Love, loss, fights, alcohol, sadness, friendship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXincKPxpEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVW3wIzm1kc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEN0EZBM7kw
 
Read October 11, 2017, 12:28:13 PM #9
mickyplankton

Re: What do you write songs about?

In general, we write about big themes usually involving the misdirection of humanity weaving in a few niche stories along the way.

Eg Paddy Mayne  - War
Race for Space - Technology
Sea of Tranquility - Loneliness

IN general we try to avoid too personal or introspective songs - and love in general. Not because of any aversion to it - its just we dont feel our personal stories are interesting enough to get the attention of others.

Having said that, we occasionally write songs based on more personal experiences. Operation Mental Health is one such WIP.





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