It’s a funny thing to be a songwriter. Lyrics spring to mind often fully formed, or they come in dreams, of sometimes they just sing themselves — all of which is a great delight. Words can be limiting as well, though. I love singing, and I like to work with primal tones rather than words in my “vocal meditations” at home. When I’m really lucky, sometimes lyrics just form themselves from the tones.
Sometimes I feel words are so inadequate… but other times I realize that they have great power. Ideas written in books can spark genius across generations. Wars have happened over mere words. Songs of love or vision can inspire.
So when it comes to selecting “cover” songs, I sometimes run into some challenges with lyrics.Read More»