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#1 User is offline   Roach 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:45 PM

This happened to me again today, i was just practicing singing and throwing out whatever words came to me, then i jotted down the lyrics and finished them than while playing the new tune, i just started balling like a baby...
Does this happen to you too?
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:29 PM

Big girls don't cry...
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:31 PM

You'd start crying if I sang...... [lol]
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:22 PM

No. Sounds like you have better lyrics than me.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:26 PM

There is no crying in RHAWK.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:58 PM

Hearing me sing would make anyone want to cry. [crying]
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:01 PM

View PostRoach, on 12 August 2017 - 03:45 PM, said:

Does this happen to you too?

Just so you don't feel like the "Lone Ranger"...
As I've gotten older, certain songs mean more to me than others, whether originals or covers. That said, one that I wrote when I moved quite often early on (13 times in 5 years) gets me going. If I think about just chord progressions and lyrics, I'm fine, but if I associate names and faces and instances, I can become quite emotional. You're not alone. I really think that truly great songwriting comes from personal experience, and how you interpret and portray them.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:01 PM

View PostDennis G, on 12 August 2017 - 06:01 PM, said:

I really think that truly great songwriting comes from personal experience, and how you interpret and portray them.




Thanks, I think i have a really great song here... especially if i get someone else to sing it lol
Its probably from my experiencing listening to songs that it is probably someone else's song already, hahaha
different words though

I do think you have to "feel" the song, to make it great
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:24 PM

Yes. I wrote a song about my Dad who died 29 years ago called Jealous of Angels. When I was in the studio recording it I started crying. Jeeze Louise, 29 years later. My wife said, "You have some unprocessed grief. I said "Do you think?".
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:48 AM

View PostRoach, on 12 August 2017 - 03:45 PM, said:

This happened to me again today, i was just practicing singing and throwing out whatever words came to me, then i jotted down the lyrics and finished them than while playing the new tune, i just started balling like a baby...
Does this happen to you too?


Yes, it's happened to me.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:26 AM

Once many years ago.

When my Mom passed away. I sat down & wrote a Song titled "Another Day". I still can't play it without tearing up.

After that I've tried to write impersonal upbeat stuff.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

No. I never felt that I have ever written a song that was well crafted or articulate enough to evoke a deeply touching emotion. If you can then I actually admire that you can connect with your work in such a way because I have never been able to do that.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

Yes.
In the last year of my Dads fight with cancer I wrote a song called "My Dad".
I had trouble making it through the recording. I listened to once later. And in the past two years I have not listened to it once.
Because I know I would cry.
Btw my Dad loved the song. And showed the lyrics to everyone he saw.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

brad that is kool he had the chance to know the song...Yeah my dad was beat by cancer in 2003. I started writing that song and it got me good enough i never finished it...That one starts off from HIS perspective as he lay in his hospice bed, and i guess the only title i can give the unfinished work would be "hold me tight".
The song i wrote yesterday is very typical and simple. Based on standard blues chords. But the new song refers to a long relationship that died years ago but has not ended yet and is called "dont wanna live without you". But not in a suicide stalker way, but in the way that long relationships like this one tend to become survival dependent especially after just being diagnosed with diabetis 2. Its a sweet lovey tune actually considering there hasnt been anything nice said in years... too much info maybe but there it is...
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:01 PM

No I haven't cried over a song ever


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:37 AM

View Post4Hayden, on 13 August 2017 - 11:01 PM, said:

No I haven't cried over a song ever


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all kinds of tunes have choked me up, but it is really not the song i suppose it is the experience that you relate to and where that song takes you. I guess i have had a sad life...
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:57 AM

Other people would certainly cry if they heard me sing. Perhaps even threaten bodily injury. At minimum, they might run to find the nearest set of earplugs or caulking sealant. One person even vomited violently! My singing is almost as bad as Vogon poetry.

There's a song that a friend of mine wrote that we recorded back in 1991 and it still brings feelings today. Not crying but definitely a powerful song if you pay attention to the words and understand their meaning.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

Oh yes. I have written hundreds of songs. If I am writing a 'heavier' lyric theme, often, I get teary-eyed. And I know I am on to something. Like just this past week, I have completed a song that brought me to tears several times during its writing and rewriting. Who knows, but I think the end product is sensational lol. We'll see.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

View PostMichaelT, on 14 August 2017 - 06:57 AM, said:

Other people would certainly cry if they heard me sing. Perhaps even threaten bodily injury. At minimum, they might run to find the nearest set of earplugs or caulking sealant. One person even vomited violently! My singing is almost as bad as Vogon poetry.

There's a song that a friend of mine wrote that we recorded back in 1991 and it still brings feelings today. Not crying but definitely a powerful song if you pay attention to the words and understand their meaning.


It could not possibly be as bad as mine... i sing so bad even I want to vomit. After humiliating myself every time i attempted to sing in front of anyone i gave up, i refused to try in my bands. was good that i was drummer because most the time singing wasnt demanded of me. Now i am 49 yrs and just starting to try to learn and improve.... I have seen minor improvement just from trying consistently. But still beginner.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:41 AM

View PostRoach, on 15 August 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

It could not possibly be as bad as mine... i sing so bad even I want to vomit. After humiliating myself every time i attempted to sing in front of anyone i gave up, i refused to try in my bands. was good that i was drummer because most the time singing wasnt demanded of me. Now i am 49 yrs and just starting to try to learn and improve.... I have seen minor improvement just from trying consistently. But still beginner.


Yeah, I've definitely heard worse than me. I can sing in tune, mostly, and can do some backups. I don't have the voice or the range for lead vocals so I just tell people how horrible I am. And, I find it hard to sing and play guitar at the same time if it's anything fairly complicated. I'm a lot more comfortable just playing.
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