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Mick Lowe how do I write love songs? (68* d) RE: how do I write love songs? 01 Jul 00


Having been away from the cat for a while I just stumbled across this thread saved on my personal pages.. and read the postings after mine...
Liz I don't want to pry into your personal life (but you'll know how nosey I am from our previous encounters).. but if the love in your summer was so great as to (and I've gone "word blind".. not incite so much as.... inspire.. that's it..) to write a song about all it's joys and beauty, if that love transpires to be only a passing glimpse into happiness ( alas us mortals fall short of the ideals we create in songs and poetry).. you should still treasure the moments of joy it reflects, if only for the feelings you felt at the time, rather than being associated with a now much to be forgotten individual..

And if you are still suffering from your "Adonis" having turned into a complete arsehole.. perhaps you might feel like attempting writing the other side of "the love song".. both passion and venom ... love and hate.. are powerful emmotions if you can capture them properly in verse...

I guess a lot depends upon the individual as to whether they can capture either side of that narrow divide in song.. some songwriters only have the knack of portraying one side ...
Heck I can't do either to any proficient level...

Mick


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