Here's a songwriter's perspective.
I guess you could say that a song is made up of lyrics, chords, melody, vocals, harmony. Those are the basics that make up a song, but what is really in a song.Someone's entire life can be in a song. As a songwriter, it seems like I am letting everybody read my diary. Even though my songs are not necessarily about my life, they come from feelings and emotions I have had at one time or another.
Some songs are written in five minutes and some take years to complete. I think it depends on my intentions for the song and how it comes to me. A song takes on a life of its own from conception of the idea to maturation to the finished product...if there is such a thing. I have read that great songs aren't written, they are re-written. I think of them as a gift from somewhere out there in the Universe.
So, what's really in a song? Emotion, passion, love and feelings, because when you hear a great song, you feel those things.
Such a true musician! My song has changed over the years but the overarching melody has increased in tempo and become more upbeat. There are still days it is more like a slow dance, and other days it is a reverent song of praises to God (the universe) in gratitude for all I have and am - but many days are filled with a joyful noise that keeps me going day in and day out....
Thanks for the wonderful analogy of life my friend. Namaste - Ruth
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