So we had a lovely weekend watching that old rock legend Rod Stewart strutting his hot pink stuff on stage at Hanging Rock winery. A great show, brilliant graphics, utterly excellent sound system and, of course, music that doesn’t seem to age.
I now have a bunch of wonderful lyrics floating around my head; and I don’t mean, ‘if you really want me, just reach out and touch me, come on sugar let me know’…that’s a fine party piece but not exactly up there with the greatest composition of all time. (Sorry Rod.)
What I mean is that words to songs can be so inspiring and some touch me so deeply that I simply want to rush to the computer and write. Unfortunately, as I was swaying to ‘Sailing’ (very moving but simple lyrics, by the way) I couldn’t get to the computer, and now the feeling has passed. Not to mention that I am completely exhausted and only just capable of writing this post.
What songs touch you? What do you wish you had written? How can you capture that intense emotion that comes with a brilliant song into a piece of worthy writing? Any ideas, feel free to share!