about a month ago I wrote a whole bunch of songs (with words), almost at once. that was a lot of fun, but almost just as suddenly I stopped. I actually remember feeling one day “it’s gone” although that may be a self-fulfilling prophesy. anyway, I still try to pick out ideas and work on them, but just this week it seems like the muse is back. I wrote a bunch about/for Michelle: Mystery, Love Me Too, Be My Nancy and another old Chattanooga story: Ed Bass.
most still need some work, but they’re getting there. I’ve got tunes in my head for all of them, and a draft recorded for the first, but nothing worth hearing yet. it’s a little weird to put them out there just as lyrics, b/c it seems rather mediocre poetry without it being set to music, but oh well. I guess the sweet spot for a good song is that it reads great without music. perhaps someday I’ll get there.