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Social Responsibility of Songwritiers and Performers
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 Posted: Mon Jun 24th, 2019 02:14 am
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Tekboy
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Good topic. I personally do not think of any of that stuff when writing a song. I just don't take myself that seriously any more. People write love songs out of whatever degree of connection they either have with someone, or wish they had with someone.
I write mostly about Love Gone Wrong. I am not responsible for what anyone thinks. People respond pretty well to the songs I write, and yesterday, a band in Alaska wanted to use one of my songs in a big outdoor festival. I told them I would really like to have a recording of their treatment of my song. But I never use "F-bombs" in my writing, I do have a song about drinking the memory of someone away.
I don't believe "one size fits all" here. But I try not to appeal to the lowest common denominator, balanced with the fact that I think a song should have some sort of "appeal".



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 Posted: Sun Jun 30th, 2019 07:30 pm
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Tekboy wrote: Good topic. I personally do not think of any of that stuff when writing a song. I just don't take myself that seriously any more. People write love songs out of whatever degree of connection they either have with someone, or wish they had with someone.
I write mostly about Love Gone Wrong. I am not responsible for what anyone thinks. People respond pretty well to the songs I write, and yesterday, a band in Alaska wanted to use one of my songs in a big outdoor festival. I told them I would really like to have a recording of their treatment of my song. But I never use "F-bombs" in my writing, I do have a song about drinking the memory of someone away.
I don't believe "one size fits all" here. But I try not to appeal to the lowest common denominator, balanced with the fact that I think a song should have some sort of "appeal".

Thanks for your reply.

I recognize the lyric in your tagline from Deacon Blues/Aja/Steely Dan

I agree that when we are writing we just need to write. With little thought to what or why.
What we do with it after that is where the tug of social responsibility might strike.

Songwriting gives us a voice. What we do with that opportunity is on us.

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