Lightning and Love. In the blink of an eye they can happen. Like a song that seems to make it’s entrance right into your day and bam, it’s written. Songwriting is like hanging on to an outer space carnival ride with one arm, see how long you can hold on. I was transcribing a song on guitar for a student with an odd tuning and thought “What if I tune the top two strings down”? Then I played a chord, the kind that makes you make that wierd face that people make fun of, and there it was. Music, lyric line for the hook, well almost. It started out as some form of Lightning Runaway, but that was too odd and a bit sad as I thought through it. Then the metaphor, Lightning. How loves hits you up side the head and you’re in before you knew what happened. That’s it! Tie in a daughter that wants to have someone love her like her Dad, unconditionally. There it is. You often wish you could write a hundred of these in one year but then “the one” wouldn’t be as special. I will be posting more about this song in the coming weeks as I go to the studio to record it. This was a good day!
Hey there! Ah to print in text the feelings of your soul. I would hope I’m a bit deeper than that but here we are. I set up this blog for two reasons, to track the recording of my next CD and for us to be able to communicate, share, and experience the way my songs make us feel. Hmm, my songs. I am nothing more than an instrument playing an instrument but the notes and lyrics hit a core that makes it all real. The icing is to know how it has affected us both. Stop by often and thanks for taking this ride with me. You can follow me here, join the email update on this page or sign up at http://www.rhonvanerman.com