Scribbling words onto a sheet of paper beats any other pastime bar one I can think of – and the good thing is you won’t wear yourself out doing it! You might go mad- but what the hell………..And while it’s hard to tell whether what you’re doing is good bad or indifferent- the trick is to keep going regardless.
writing, it’s pretty
hard to fake
The one thing that does beat scribbling down words though …. Is sitting at a piano searching for that elusive series of notes required to place around the words you’ve written. But that’s restricted to time, place, & mood etc, so can’t be done as easily. And unlike writing, it’s pretty hard to fake like I frequently did in a former life. I used to regularly sit in on work related meetings –and the time flew instead of dragged because most of the time I was trying to write something totally unrelated to the situation/scenario around me.
Some Insight from the Inside out….
The lyrics on this changed constantly over about 3 years-with the final result bearing no resemblance to the earlier versions. For those who grew up in the country- I suspect its common to imagine like I did- that living in a big city would be much more interesting.
There’s Something About This Place
The original lyrics were scrapped a couple of days before recording and altered into a boy meets girls thing- proving I can work quickly when I need to! All I kept was the line (as per “2” in the blog entry on songwriting). Brendon’s artwork captures the story pretty well I think.