I admit it that as I get older,
I try to do things more from inspiration than aspiration,
yet if I want to achieve something from aspiration a lot
then I’ll set aside hours just for that one thing and do other things later.
When it comes to songwriting
I take my time and I usually take weeks on just one song
and each song to me is a story or a series of ideas that build into a story
and once a story is developed then you create the music,
yet there are occasions when the music comes first and the lyrics come last.
To me it does not matter which comes first,just as long as it is not too much
or else it might become a burden in a hurry.
The longest time that I took to write a song was a good decade.
I did not spend a constant decade on just that one song,
yet I gave it time to develop,yet did other things
and I wrote others songs till I finally completed it,
yet one song I may rework because it seems to need it.
To me inspiration is when something hits you,not literally though,
yet to me inspiration is when you pick up an instrument
and make zero plans for anything
and just plays chords and at times,boom,you have a song
and at times that is the easiest way to write a song,yet not always.