The Songwriter

from by Alan Babbitt

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A playful tune about collaboration between a writer and a happy-go lucky band of notes and words in the process of writing a song.


So now the notes were all napping in my Martin guitar.
But they were always ready to play.
The words yet unsaid, were still in my head
Waiting to have their say.

They were all rootin’ for the writer to write.
They hoped he wouldn’t take too long.
For what they were seeing, was their reason for being.
A chance to be in a song
Woo Hoo!!

Now the writer, he seeks inspiration
To appear in a magical way
To fall into place - with style and with grace
To say what he wants to say.

Sometimes It's just that easy.
With minimal effort applied.
But sometimes it's painful – It’ll drive you insane, you’ll
just have to put it aside.


The making of a melody - involves a little bit of sorcery
When music, motion and mood combine ...

Short break

Randomly sampling combos of chords
Till I hear what sounds good to my ear
I let my fingers do the walking
no thinking, no talking
I can usually tell when I've gotten there

Then I vocally noodle around
Tryin’ to latch onto that catchy sound
A memorable melody line
Designed to stick in your mind
You know it's going to stick in your mind
By now it's probably stuck in your mind

Short bridge

Now the words and notes were feeling their oats
They could feel things were moving along
For what I was writing,
to them was exciting
A song about writing a song
A song.


from New Road, released April 1, 2017
Music & Lyrics by Alan Babbitt
Vocals, Guitar and other instruments by Alan Babbitt



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