Week 44: Sometimes the harder I try

I’d spent a few days labouring over this week’s song, and eventually after many frustrating hours realised I was flogging a dead horse. I finished it anyway, but hated it. Once it was done I was just relaxing and idly picking my guitar when a whole new song magically appeared, more or less about the frustrating process of trying so hard and getting nothing, and then getting what I want when I stop trying. A song about it’s own creation. Hope you like it.


44 Sometimes the harder I try
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Lyrics:

Sometimes the harder I try
The more I get lost in the failure to fly
And sometimes when I breeze along
without really trying I write my best song

There’s an old man inside me a wise man who knows when to fall,
when to fly, when my mean machinations are sucking me dry.
There’s an idiot too who gets lost and gets blue.
In the end, I believe they’ll see eye to eye and be friends.

Sometimes the sign on my door
Says don’t even bother I’ve been there before.
But sometimes I let it all in,
Taking my chances on songs that nobody will sing.

There’s an old man inside me a wise man who knows when to fall,
when to fly, when my mean machinations are sucking me dry.
There’s an idiot too who gets lost and gets blue.
In the end, I believe they’ll see eye to eye and be friends.

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