The Songs Belong to Everybody
I was writing today, and as I was writing I was thinking, should I write about this?
The answer is always yes.
At first, the song is mine. All mine. Whatever the topic is, it belongs to me. As soon as I bring it to the band, it’s theirs. It’s no longer a song just about what I wrote it about - it relates to them. When we bring it to the audience, it’s theirs. It’s yours. It’s everyones.
Songwriting lends itself to interpretation. What a song means to me means something completely different to you.
And that’s what makes it so amazing.
Led Zeppelin (I bought Celebration Day today)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Bad Company (Classic Vinyl loves Bad Company)