When I read some of your posts, I think "there's surely a song or two in there waiting to be born". Do the blogs become lyrics, or do the song lyrics get expanded into blogs?
Thanks so much for this question and my apologies for the delay! Usually, the blogs and essays are completely separate from lyrics. It feels like they come from a totally different part of my brain -- especially since the lyrics usually come with the music, or at least a melody or rhythm. However, if I get "stuck" with a lyric, I'll sometimes write prose, journal-style about what I'm trying to say, in the hopes of sparking some new idea or new way of looking at something. ;-)
I listened to Matt Watroba explain his song "They used to play baseball here" and he said he was originally writing about the closing of Detroit's Tiger Stadium. One of his friends suggested making it less specific and therefore more universal, so it fits most of the ball parks that have closed. Do you look at lyrics you have written and revise them to encompass more situations?Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 03/21/2018