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#1125158 - 03/10/17 02:33 PM Trapped In Song Structure  
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I speak in song titles
Melodies in my head
I speak in song lyrics
And it's so sad
Verse chorus, verse chorus
I make word pictures
I'm a prisoner
Trapped In Song Structure

I can't make conversation
Unless I'm at karaoke
Or at a writers night
People think I'm dopey
It's AABA
B being a bridge
I'm in a straitjacket
Trapped In Song Structure

Thought I'd write some songs
Probably get rich
I'm poor as Job's turkey
Ain't life a bitch!

I think about music
Every day and night
Even dream about it
Though my songs are trite
Verse chorus, verse chorus
I make word pictures
I'm a prisoner
Trapped In Song Structure

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Last edited by Jim Colyer; 03/10/17 02:36 PM.
#1125199 - 03/11/17 12:06 PM Re: Trapped In Song Structure [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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My interpretation of this piece is, something which I can completely relate to, how being a songwriter (or really creative person) seems to seep into nearly all aspects of how we interpret life.

Like we can see or hear a song in anything!

Yet this also reflects how not everyone can relate to thinking in those perspectives. So we are often left feeling like we are somehow "in a straitjacket" and trapped by thinking in terms of how life relates to songs, and vice versa.

Good abstract piece Jim! (Just my interpretations and observations)

#1125200 - 03/11/17 12:09 PM Re: Trapped In Song Structure [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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I see and hear a song title everywhere.
Ideas are on little scraps of paper.
I'm stuck in that world and don't have a clue why or how I got there.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that's been my life for a Long Long Time.....lol

#1125201 - 03/11/17 12:49 PM Re: Trapped In Song Structure [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Right, that's an example of what I was saying.

Actually, some of us are just "wired-that-way" to put it simply, and without getting too far into the psychology of it! :-)

#1125202 - 03/11/17 01:01 PM Re: Trapped In Song Structure [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Yeah, a terrible feeling being boxed-in to mass expectations. When I compose to lyrics, most often they dictate the structure. I just composed music for one of my brother's lyrics (out-of-the-box), and it definitely went in new structural directions (would never work for a mainstream audience though).

Nice lyric contents Jim!

John smile

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It's nice to know I'm not alone.


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