Can’t Seem To Stop Writing Songs

Can’t Seem To Stop Writing Songs

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Liner Notes: 

This is my 100th solo song in the 100 songs in 180 days challenge. While I still have 6 to go to write 50 solo songs in 50/90 I was feeling melancholic reflecting on, now for me, 6 months of stay-at-home and no end to that in sight. Although this one appears to be in the key of D I was looking for interesting sounding DADGAD chords without using the open strum Dsus4.


Can’t Seem To Stop Writing Songs
DADGAD tuning guitar chords: Dadd11(D13) - x54ooo; A13(A7) - xo2o2o; D6(E2/D) - ooo45o; Dsus4add13/F(G6) - 32oooo;

Verse 1 {verses alternating [Dadd11(D13)] and [A13(A7)] }
Song a week gets me through the darkest times
May seem like a lot of words, a lot of different rhymes

[D6(E2/D)] Still I carry on and on
[Dsus4add13/F (G6)] Can’t seem to stop writing songs

Verse 2
14 songs in FAWM, February it’s cold the days are short
Reminds I’m getting older, worn off new years fresh start
Songwriting games galore, an overwhelming forum


Verse 3
50 songs in 90 days of summer
Long hot humid days air conditioning shut-in
I’m sweating as I write this
Sitting outside on the patio 90 degrees


Verse 4
100 songs in 180 days seemed like a good idea back then
Lets all write in lockdown, wound up just an empty group at the end
200 songs in a year we’ll see, where I end up is hard to say

Refrain (repeat and fade)

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


tjeff's picture

Wow, 100 songs is some prolific writing, congrats! I like the back-and-forth between spoken word and sung lines. This is a good mini biographical sketch of a part of your writing experience.

Fuzzy's picture

That sure is a lot of songs.
Great meta look at this whole thing.
I'm liking the spoken word delivery here.
This whole thing seems a bit melancholy to me.
Like one of those Victorian explorers who experience hardships but have an overwhelming drive to carry on and see what happens next.
Nice work here.