Week Sixteen-"It's Not True"
Sweeeeet Sixteen. What a nice number. Today I played all 15 songs on my guitar (there's one on the piano) and it was interesting to see how much I remembered and also how much I didn't remember. A few of the songs, I had to go back and listen to because I forgot how to play them. I almost didn't remember writing them! But it was a fun exercise and I'm going to do it more often. Imagine when I have 52...that will be a loooong practice;)
So this week is one of those that I struggled with a bit. I LOVE the chorus so much and had a few ideas about the verse but none of them worked.
Confession time: I am obsessed with the show "Nashville". It's a show that takes place, yeah you guessed it, in Nashville. The thing I like most about it is the music. To be honest the last few episodes were more focused on the drama and less interesting but as this is not a review of the show, suffice it to say, it inspired me to the point that I said "I'm going to write a Country Song!".
This song, is not a Country song but it started as an attempt and was inspired by one of the characters from the show. I wanted to write a song from the point of view of one of the characters (oddly enough a man in the show). If I was "Deacon" what would I say in a song?
Well, that gave me lots of problems. And it brought up many other questions. Like, can I write a song about something I haven't experienced? I mean, I think I have before but mostly, I think I (you) write from experience.
In any case, it's something I'm going to explore. Since I was having such a hard time writing from the point of Deacon, I thought maybe it was because I'm not a man, and so I changed it to the point of view from the woman in the show. But I didn't connect with it either.
So this is a non-counrty song from my point of view. A Dana Song. A Song in Your Box.
Put on your headphones and listen! And of course, if you like it, share it with your friends, leave a comment, post it on FB and twitter and just share the love!
All my Dana love,