Maybe I better clarify that subject line a little.
The boyfriend, of the girl who is NOW my wife these many years, is in this month’s issue.
And it’s really not a picture of him or anything…
Well, this is how it is. Since my wife and I have been married for over three-decades, I think it’s safe to say, I’m the real thing for her.
That other dude those many years ago? He was just sort of holding the spot open for me to come on the scene and pull the old heart strings. You know, capture the girl and ride off in the sunset together.
That’s what I meant by my wife’s boyfriend being in this month’s issue, because lyrics have a very similar situation going on when writing.
Problem is, sometimes the old BF isn’t booted out, and then there’s trouble.
Hey, you ever re-write?
Of course you do, dumb question. But, there’s some stuff which can happen when you re-write. The more re-writing which goes on, the more potential for it to happen and the less you may notice it too. You might even have songs in your hookbook or laptop with these very issues. All because you did some re-writes.
And it really weakens the lyric.
And it ain’t just newbies doing this stuff either. I just reviewed a tune this week by a seasoned writer with one of these issues. I’ve seen many an experienced writer with another of the re-write scars.
Hey, it happens. But, it doesn’t have to happen to you.
And then, sometimes, songwriting is like sending your kid to the store. When they’re late in coming back you got to do something about it, right?
Same goes for lyrics. In fact, you’ll use the same intuition with your munchkin headed to the store as you do your lyric.
It’s all in January’s issue of Tune booster.
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