A couple weeks ago Damien came over to my apartment, and we began to workout a song that we had been working on for over a year. It’s really my fault for not buckling down on this song, on the other hand some songs are meant to soak and simmer off to the side somewhere then…grow…grow…and then brought back into the fold.
The funny thing that occurred of coarse was, ol’ Damien wanted to see the notebook that I had been using over the past year. Well…I LOST IT! “This was a Reallyz only,” notebook. and I misplaced it, (and I never do that, I’ve kept every notebook for the last twenty some years. I had lost the notebook which had all our lyrics, notes, email list, and some unimportant things too.
So over that weekend, I spent some time writing NEW LYRICS, for “WALLS” and “SHES ON FIRE.” The lyrics that I re-wrote for both songs worked out great, yet they are completely different from the originals, (obviously because I couldn’t remember them).
Then, last night I spent a small amount of time cleaning out the tool box in the bed of my truck and guess what, the damn notebook peaks it’s head out at me, and the feeling of relief was overwhelming. Come to find out, the original lyrics for both songs were “just OK”, they certainly the old lyrics don’t stand up next to the new lyrics. It was a great learning experience to unleash a lyric writing test on ourselves.
Things really do happen for a reason, in ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES.
Here is a list of “Reallyz” music that could have been lost for good. “Grey Skies, Walls, Shes on Fire, Why Cry, Root Down, Shake It,”…..”In a Sense!”
It has been FOUND!