That lyrical feeling

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!

About vickydaddo

I live in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. I write short fiction and novels. My stories have appeared in The Big Issue Fiction Special, Award Winning Australian Writing, Women’s Day, That’s Life and other anthologies. I have won or been placed in many competitions including the Hope Prize, the Scarlet Stilettos and the FAW National Literary Awards. In 2018, I received a women’s writing scholarship through The Hope Prize. I am a Writers Victoria Regional Ambassador for Gippsland and President of the Gippsland Writers Group. I teach creative writing classes at Warragul Community House and help program the Latrobe Literary Festival.
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1 Response to That lyrical feeling

  1. Jo says:

    Sailing was one of the songs we played at my dads funeral. I cannot hear it now without tearing up. I have always loved “I don’t wanna talk about it” Love the line “and the stars in the sky don’t mean nothing, to you , they’re a mirror..” Would have loved to have seen him. You are very lucky.Glad he delivered

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