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I Got the Blues

I sat down at the piano again, y’all. It feels good to be writing again – I just need to make sure to keep the momentum going. Here’s the latest installment. It’s a bluesy number, so the lyrics are a bit repetitive. Enjoy!



I want to believe you but I heard it all before (2x)
I was there when you first promised me
Remember darling you swore


Now lyin’ is easy when it feels like a victimless crime (2x)
But it can crumble apart. It happens eventually every time

They’re gonna believe you but I heard it all before (2x)
If they knew what I know
They’d probably kick you right out that door

You ain’t what you’ve done you are what you do (2x)
If you don’t live in the past
Maybe you’ll let yourself find you

Because we want to believe you but we’ve heard it all before
Oh we want to believe you but you’ve burnt us before
Look at my face
And tell me that’s not you anymore

Cause we’re gonna believe you if you don’t lie anymore
It’ll take us some time to build back that rapport
Just remember people will give you
What you’re asking them for

People will give you what you’re asking them for
If you’re lyin and cheating, they won’t take it no more
Karma will find you, and she’ll settle the score


Song of Power – Power of Song

Song can add power to words. Music creates a magic beyond that which words alone can achieve. It is not simple, though – only the perfect combination of rhythm, melody, and harmony can set fire to the emotions smoldering beneath the words.

Write Every Day

I am not a good writer. I happily admit it. But I do know the secret to becoming a better writer, and it’s kind of what this website thing is all about. Are you ready? To become a better writer – write. Write every day. Your brain is like a muscle, and like any muscle, it can’t get stronger unless it’s worked out. Of course reading a lot and studying others’ thoughts on writing can help, but nothing gets you better faster than sitting down and doing it every day (at least I hope so!).

For example, when I first started songwriting, it was a real struggle. It was difficult to flesh out any ideas I had, lyrics came painfully slow, and it was all pretty cheesy at the end of the day. But guess what. The more I did it – the more I sat down and made myself try to come up with something – ANYTHING – the easier it became. I started writing songs I was proud of and that other people wanted to hear… hear multiple times! I even accomplished a personal life goal of mine and released an album (iTunes, CDBaby). [Quick side note – when I did a Google search to find the links for my album, I discovered that someone is selling a used one that I had signed. Haha! That really tickles me for some reason. Here it is if you want it – Amazon.]

Call to action – If you have something you want to accomplish, don’t just take the first steps. Dive in. Everyone knows the best way to learn a new language is through total immersion. It’s no different with learning to do anything else. (Disclaimer – maybe not ANYTHING else. This is probably not the best method for learning lion taming, for instance)

Have you discovered any tips and tricks for improving your own writing? Share it with everyone in the comments.