I was reading about our old pal Christopher Columbus.
Bet you didn’t know a songwriting lesson could come from an Italian born Spaniard riding the high seas.
Like I’ve said before, they’re EVERYWHERE. Songwriting lessons that is.
Probably could snatch quite a few lessons off CC actually.
Like, if you’re under the impression your song speaks freedom and liberty, about then it’ll be making slaves of your listeners.
And just about the time you think your song is wholesome and gentleman-like? It’ll be forcibly taking its pleasures with the opposite sex.
I’m not sure how to work in his whacking off hands of people who couldn’t successfully bring him the riches he wanted.
He was a nasty dude. And we have a national holiday commemorating him for finding America.
Especially since he never even set foot here for crying out loud.
What’s wrong with that picture?
Turns out though, he went to his deathbed convinced he landed in Asia.
Hellofa way to discover the Bahamas if you ask me.
Know what I call that?
Wrong place at the right time.
Same problem your lyric can have.
To some writers, they don’t care so much about their lyrics being in the wrong place at the right time, but you might.
Your listeners do
Just like the Niña, Pinta, and Santa María… there’s three basic vessels of lyrical, “wrong place-right time.”
And there’s six little deck hands to fix those Columbus-like lyrical boo-boos.
They’re coming up in a little more than a week for Tune Booster subscribers.
Plus, since I whipped up your 30-day object writing prompts, I’ve got a short audio bit on object writing for those less familiar with it.
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Until then… keep writing from the heart.