I’m always trying to figure out how to write songs more efficiently and be a little more prolific. I love to write songs, but I go at it in fits and spurts. I may write two songs in a given month and then go three months without putting pen to paper and melody to lyrics. Yes it’s a sad situation, but that’s the way my creative/manic soul works. I guess…
What I actually need is some discipline – no not a spanking… What I need is a goal and a community to help me to reach the goal. Enter FAWM.org!
FAWM is an acronym for February Album Writing Month where we’re attempting to write 14 songs in the 28 days of February. So there’s the goal: 14 songs and there is the community: FAWM.org. What more can I ask? Well I still have to write the songs.
My main question was do they have to be “finished” songs? By that I mean a song that I would be happy to play at a gig. I tend to take a long time re-writing the lyrics and then practicing the song with the guitar and recording it each time to critique. But when you’re writing 14 songs in 28 days, there’s not a lot of for retrospection. So i feel that if I get 14 songs that are at least at a beginning stage, I can then go back and refine them at a later date.
So here is my first offering. FAWM-ers will often post songwriting challenges and this week’s challenge was to write a song that had to do with ‘numbers’. This song is titled “I Can Count On You” count – numbers – get it? hmmm
Let me know what you think!
I Can Count On You
One day I’ll take you for a ride
Two of us sittin’ side by side
Three dollars for ice cream at the mall
Fortune shines down on me
Five kisses are all I need – then the
Six O’Clock news ain’t so scary at all
‘Cause I’m rollin’ sevens
And there’s eight ways to heaven don’t cha know
Nine Steps up to your place
I knock ten times and then I see your smiling face
It all adds up
Again and again
Nine and Ten
If I run out of fingers
And I run out of toes
You’ll let me borrow some of yours
Because I know
That you love me
You love me
You love-love -love -love -love me
And baby yes it’s true
I can count on you
© February, 2011