Have you ever written a song that sounded too familiar? Ever wondered if you wrote something into a song without recognizing it from a favorite or forgotten song? Was it coincidence? If you were able to locate the source of your inspiration, how'd that feel? Did you keep it? Scrap it? Change it? Shrug?
I remember this happening a lot when I was new to songwriting. I've noticed it happening again, naturally, more often now that I'm averaging a song every couple days.
If you have an example of this, feel free to post. Here's mine (please pardon the song post, I'm not trying to advertise my songs, I'm honestly convinced I didn't write the melody) - https://jeustan.bandcamp.com/track/work-of-the-sisters-during-the-influenza-epidemic-october-1918 Listen for the organ arpeggio in the first few bars of the song.
Anecdotes, songs, reflections, and any other discussion on this topic are welcome.