Just Sing What You Feel : Writer's Block Lyric

Wyzsard

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Just Sing What You Feel

I was drivin toward Texas
In a new rental car
I'd parked my old truck
It wouldn't make it that far
Not a care in the world
I was ridin first class
Fog started formin
On the windshield glass

Had to call me a wrecker
Had water on the floor
Looked like it had
A bad heater core
Not that big a deal
No sense in complainin
Because after all
The rental folks were payin

The guy at the garage
Guessed an hour or so
Pop machines over there
Make yourself at home
So I grabbed a soda
And lit me a cigar
There across the street
An old man with a guitar

Well I walked on over
Listened to him sing
Songs about old folks
And various things
I smiled and I told him
His songs were pretty good
I'd write some myself
If only I could

(spoken)
He just grinned and said Son...

Chorus

Just sing what you feel
Say what you mean
Go ahead and sing one
Tell us all your dreams
If you get stuck
Can't get anywhere
Find that song inside you
It's waitin right there

The guy at the garage
Said I was ready to roll
I thanked the old man
And I enjoyed the show
As I was pulling away
Waved the old man so long
He hollered fore you make Texas
Try writin you a song

Just sing what you feel
Say what you mean
Go ahead and sing one
Tell us all your dreams
If you get stuck
Can't get anywhere
Find that song inside you
It's waitin right there
 

mexicanyella

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I like it. However I should point out that I tried that approach the other day, and ended up writing a set of lyrics involving sitting on the couch in a pair of tighty whiteys, shoving Cheetos in my face and getting oily orange crumbs on the couch.

The lyrics showed real promise, is what I’m saying. I had accessed a vein of vivid relatable truth.
 

Harry Styron

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In ”Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine,” Tom T. Hall’s classic, the first line is a question from the old man sweeping the lounge, which engages us at the outset. Then the lyric steps back and tells us that the singer is sitting in Miami in that same lounge. The next verses contain more conversation between the singer and the wise old man and a few more details describing the setting. But the focus is always on the old man’s experiences that led him to the three things are most important to him, establishing his character.
 

Wyzsard

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I don't think I sing too well but people tell me I can. I finally got over my stage fright after they kept saying it.
 




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