I had recently been given a challenge by my friend Clarissa Husky. As all of you that follow me know. My life never stops, it is a crazy rollercoaster and I’m just along for the ride. I have been writing for over 28 yrs now… Closer to 30 now… I have written a couple of screenplays, grew up in theater, dance and so much more I had actually never thought twice about doing something with my talents besides writing for myself and to amuse my friends and shock those I meet. 😀
So she gave me a challenge to write a song. Not poetry, but a song. I wasn’t too sure about this. I don’t like to sing in front of people, only for fun, I rap as well but am relatively very shy unless I know someone.
She gave me one word.
Then she asked me
“What does that mean to you?
What will it help you do? What can you do with it?”
I think that is all she needed to say. She gave me 24 hours and called me back. I didn’t have a beat and had all the words. I didn’t have to rewrite the lyrics but add to and revise and it came out nice.
That same night she gave me another word.
That was 2 nights ago and yesterday I wrote and sang for over seven hours… I couldn’t stop… 5 songs later, they are extremely different from each other…. But I can’t get the words to stop forming in my mind. I can’t write fast enough to keep up. I had to start using a recorder to get the right sounds…
When I finalize my lyrics and copyright them I will be adding them to songwriting collection in my blog and will add a video like I did with “Red Wolf Running”.
Dawn Piercy ©2015