A day or so ago, I told you I was dog sitting my Disneyfile friend’s Shar Pei dog for a week.
You remember, when he flopped in the middle of the room on his back, spread eagle and basically said, “Scratch me.”
So this morning he’s following me around the place. I’m in my office and he’s sitting there looking at me.
I reach down to pet him, “How ya doing old man,” I say.
And what does he do?
Slings one leg open, bends down, and starts lunching out.
I wasn’t about to keep petting him, so left him to his ‘bidniz.’ There weren’t no chance of any post lunch puppy kisses either–thank you very much.
What in God’s green Earth does this gross mutt have to do with songwriting?
Quite a lot actually.
If this old dog were a human, he’d be some old man walking into a living room full of people after his nap, scratching something and picking out a wedgy.
He’s going to be who he is, NO MATTER WHAT.
He ain’t ashamed of who he is.
He ain’t afraid to show who he is.
He ain’t afraid to tell anyone what he thinks.
He should be a songwriter.
What good are songwriters who merely tell people what they want to hear? It’s not about writing something they want to hear like we’ve been told.
That’s a half-truth.
It’s about writing something we can identify with so much that a listener can’t help but get it when we write about it.
If it ain’t coming from deep in you, ain’t no one believing you anyway.
Point is, be who you are. Life’s too short not to be.
People don’t have to like you. Not everyone will.
but you should like you.
And how can you if you’re not true to who you are as a person?
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