The life of a song
When I was 17, I wrote a song called “Tell Me You’re an Angel”
After a couple years of being in Nashville I started a record in my downtown apt. on Broadway, titled “If I Had Wings”. ”Tell Me You’re an Angel” was featured on that album, but it changed a little, and was titled just “Angel” I pulled that record from itunes and other sites once we started the recording of my current album “Roots” ”Angel” is also featured on the current album, but has once again changed tremendously. When I say change, I mean all 3 versions sound like completely different songs.
Can a song have a life? And if it can, does it live like us? Does it change all of the time? Does it have drama? Is it good? Is it bad? Can it get you in trouble? Does it make you cry?
I think the beauty of songwriting is watching a song live. I wrote “She’s got it going on” 6 years ago and about 500 songs in between, and it’s still alive and stronger than ever today. The only bad thing is that I have been sing it for 5 years, and will probably be singing it until the day I die ;)
I guess that’s a good problem to have, huh?