If I Make it to Sunday

If you're a songwriter, you know some songs are just plain hard to write. Although it is a labor of love, it can take hours, days or even weeks of pouring yourself over a lyric or a melodic phrase to get just what you are looking for. Then there are those songs that for whatever reason come super easy. It almost feels as though they are being poured into you. Since I have made a fresh commitment to my writing and career, I feel like I am getting these "gifts" more often. One such song came to me during a catnap last week. I swear the idea hit me like a bolt of lightning and woke me out of sleep. I jumped up and had the first half of the chorus written in a matter of moments. I spent the last few days figuring out the best framework to hang the idea on and fleshing out some of the details. The song is called "If I Make it to Sunday" and is about having hope in what sometimes seems like a hopeless world. I have a first draft and am just now trying to replace some "tell me" lines with a couple more "show me" lines. If you don't know what I mean by that, shoot me a message and I'll fill you in. Anyway, I am excited about the song, and I will try to get a piano/vocal demo up in the next day or so so you can all hear it!

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  • Allen Sargent

    Allen Sargent Fallbrook, CA

    I surely know what you mean here. Sometimes you're in the zone, sometimes if feels academic but you practice the craft anyway. I liken songwriting to birthing children...some are ugly and you don't share those but a few very close friends. Sometimes with a lot of work a song can be repaired or shaped up. Sometimes you just put 'that one' in the file drawer for some later day when you'd rather work on 'that one' than fix the plumbing or mow the lawn when its over 100 outside.

    I surely know what you mean here. Sometimes you're in the zone, sometimes if feels academic but you practice the craft anyway. I liken songwriting to birthing children...some are ugly and you don't share those but a few very close friends. Sometimes with a lot of work a song can be repaired or shaped up. Sometimes you just put 'that one' in the file drawer for some later day when you'd rather work on 'that one' than fix the plumbing or mow the lawn when its over 100 outside.

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