Building Blocks

Building Blocks

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At work chipping away at tasks but squeezed in a couple minutes to write lyrics. Will add music later.

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Have added a quick and silly take of the song.

Lyrics: 

People sometimes ask me,
"How can you write so many songs?"
It's a really good question
Here are my thoughts on how I've come along:

I use the building blocks
The pieces I have learned
I use the building blocks
Of experience, I have earned
I use the building blocks

The first piece which I use
Is my literary study
The poetry I've absorbed
Forms and structures, strong and ruddy

The second piece which I use
Is my music training
Both formal and informal
Songs, chorales, jazz, notes explaining

I use the building blocks
The pieces I have learned
I use the building blocks
Of experience, I have earned
I use the building blocks

The third piece which I use
Is my imagination
I feed it by reading, listening
To all sorts of things for inspiration

I use the building blocks
The pieces I have learned
I use the building blocks
Of experience, I have earned
I use the building blocks

Beyond this, I cannot explain
Just why I'm so prolific
But I know that writing songs
Makes me feel terrific!

I use the building blocks
The pieces I have learned
I use the building blocks
Of experience, I have earned
I use the building blocks



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

Building blocks of songwriting! How cleaver and so well written!

tcelliott's picture

Great use of the building block theme. And yes, you are prolific. Very, very much so.

AndyGetch's picture

Love this concept! Its like what I tell most of the people I know IRL who call themselves songwriters and write maybe ten songs a year. Sometimes I feel like I'm constantly rearranging the same set of blocks. Let me know when this gets music! EDIT: The music is wunderbar!

coolparadiso's picture

yup thats the way to do it! fancy giving away all our secrets Smile nice!

splittybooms's picture

There was a cartoon some time ago, Animaniacs. They always did musical numbers on educational and sometimes just silly topics. And they were always great.
That is what this reminds me of. I can hear them singing it...can see the animation...all of it.
Not meaning to downgrade anything you done by comparing it to a cartoon....its just what my mind went to.
You put these lyrics together and delivered them quickly, efficiently and enjoyably. Clever and well done, man!

JWHanberry's picture

Yup, that's how we do it. Don't forget the building block of cool prompts in skirmishes. I live for that. Good catchy tune. Should work well to give kids an idea of songwriting.