One of the great things in songs is capturing a really good idea. We all know one of them and have moments when we think: I have a great idea for a great song here. For example, I am going to ask the listeners to imagine if things in the world were different. Well, that’s a thought, a wondering out loud – but it’s not really an idea. But then sitting with your notebook (virtual or not) and coming up with a really simple piano riff and a first line with imagine in it, and then writing down a title called ‘Imagine,’ followed by appropriate lyrics about how a world could be different if we did indeed imagine, and the title after the lyric begins to take shape – that’s an idea. Surely we would all put up with scraps of paper, random lines, scorings out, rough words being assembled into some kind of order to come out with the well-organized song they became. Think these through for yourself: What song title really comes to mind?
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