So I’m slavin’ away, working my fingers to the bone, right?
Well, not really, but I was working.
Playing in the background of this place I was at was a radio tuned to some local country station.
As a songwriter, it’s always one ear on the song playing, and one ear on whatever else it is I’m doing…
A constant battle for my attention goes between the two.
Now, I love and listen to all kinds of music, but I will binge, and it’s been a while since I’d listened to country.
With one ear on the radio and the other on what I was setting up, this song comes on.
The opening drum sounded like Def Leopard’s Rock of Ages to me, so I cock an ear towards the tunes for just a second, and then go back to what I was doing.
As the song was rounding out verse one, and prob’ly the pre-chorus tickling my attention…
Remember now, I’ve never EVER heard this song before in my life.
The words… “You look like…” came on and my mind thought… “I need a drink.”
What my mind heard before the title even finished was…
You look like I need a drink.
In that fraction of a second I was thinking it’d be cool to have a play on the words, YOU look like YOU need a drink, only make it a countryesque play on the phrase.
I thought that’d be a great title for this country tune playing.
And no kiddin’, that’s exactly what it was.
It was like Miss Cleo wrote this tune, only made me fortune tell it’s title before I even heard it.
I’m not much a fan of drinkin’ tunes, but I couldn’t ignore how that song put the title in my mind before I even heard the whole thing.
Was it Miss Cleo? Prob’ly not. She died earlier this year. So maybe there’s another reason why this happened.
And it’s one of the reasons why I stand up and pound the pulpit saying, there are no kickass song titles out there, anywhere.
And Nashville just proved it.
Once you read and understand my reasons, you’ll not only not argue, but you’ll totally agree.
But, it’s in October’s Tunesmith Tips which is about to be replaced in the member’s area with Novembers.
So, if you’re a Tune Booster subscriber, download it soon.
If you’re not a subscriber, join now, you’ll catch me between issues and wind up with both October and November’s before the extravagant monthly subscription—NOT– comes around again. Get it at: https://www.tunesmithtips.com/newsletter/
I really do need to fix that little sub loop hole sometime.