|Joined: ||Wed Mar 10th, 2010|
|Location: ||St.George, Utah USA|
So I've been mulling over Terry's request for a moral lesson to be added to this song. And, I agree, doing so would make it a nicer song. I cringe myself when I read through these lyrics and I don't find myself very sympathetic to the characters! And, I could certainly wrap it up with a lesson, but I feel like I want to do something different.
And I know the approach isn't for everyone, but as a comparison, I am a huge fan of the short story genre, but the stories I am most drawn to are the ones that don't end with a tidy lesson that we could learn from. I am most drawn to those stories that take a look at life and report rawly on the characters in it. The characters are portrayed in all there ugly, wonderful, tainted, twisted, beautiful, loving, hateful, selves. I think it makes people, including myself, feel a little less lonely in the world to realize that we are all flawed in some way, and that is part of the human condition . . Darrell, from your comments, I think you might get what I'm trying to do here and don't think I'm writing ugly, just for the sake of writing ugly . . .
So, this is one of the ugly stories, but I will also continue to search for and write the redeeming stories as well . . .
Does any of this make sense or am I shouting into the wind at myself?? LOL
If THAT'S not a hook for a new song,then I don't know what is....run with it!
As far as the lyrics I totally get it,good write about a subject that happens all the time.....gee how would I know?
"If you lose your way,find it in a song"