Have you ever written a song?
Had my first jam with a friend yesterday. Me on Clarinet and him on Piano. Musically it was disastrous. At least from my point of view. Perhaps my expectation was too high. We didn’t know what key to play on, I have never play with a Piano, he never play with a clarinet. Our tastes of music were also much difference. His were Chopin and Bethoven. “Misty, My favorite thing, Blue moon,you know.. the jazz number..” “No…I don’t know them”
“Ah… ” Loss for words but it could be interesting beginning of a journey.
Packed away the clarinet, we sat and talked…
“Do you want to hear a song I wrote for a girl? She cried and cried for a week after I showed her. ”
“Sure” I replied.
It was a good song. Simple chord sequence on the guitar but good. He asked me if I had ever written a song.
I had. It was sometime ago. I couldn’t remember the chords or the songs now though. It seems to fade away in memory like my feelings. I wrote many songs actually and they are not all about girls and lost loves (although mostly).
A good friend told me, his opinion of me once: I always say what I think, not necessary what I feel. Not sure I truly agree with him but I find that writing song is a way of letting my feeling out. Hopeless, pain, doubt, hope. I can hide behind the guitar and let it sings out for me. Strangely though, looking back most of my song always have a hint of hope no matter how dark I felt. Perhaps it’s the influence of my Buddhism practise.
I can’t find the files today, but when I find them. I’ll put them here some days.