For Me

For Me

pearlmanhattan's picture

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

First morning's write - first morning voice...

Lyrics: 

you put some words together
cuz they have a pretty sound
take the edges off, make the corners round
vague and unoffensive
don't dabble in the truth
cuz it won't sell

Avoid the touchy subjects
no controversial things
Kept it light, and mainly meaningless
focus on production
perfection is the key
or it won't sell

Maybe I'm writing this one for me
Maybe I'm setting my feelings free
Maybe I don't care if you listen or not
Maybe I don't care if it sells
Maybe I'll open my heart and yell
Maybe I'm writing this one for me

There's so much more to me
that no one ever sees
If you listen, you'll hear it in my songs
Sometimes I'm done with trying
to keep up with the rush
to make it sell

Maybe I'm writing this one for me
Maybe I'm setting my feelings free
Maybe I don't care if you listen or not
Maybe I don't care if it sells
Maybe I'll open my mouth and yell
Maybe I'm writing this one for me



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Comments

dsweidel's picture

I often feel this way. Love how you captured the feeling of sometimes just writing for ourselves/our own feelings.

Frances Smith's picture

That chorus is very nice. Like the way the first two verses are about songwriting, but could also be about a lot of other things as well. Works very well.