Podcast #26 -It Means Nothing

Sometimes I feel paralyzed with doubt. If I try to put what I do as a songwriter into context, I get lost. What does it mean in the world? What difference does it make? Where does it fit into what the world will tell you is worthy?  I don’t know and, truthfully, when I’m absorbed in the act of writing, I don’t care. It’s what I do. It’s what I’ve always done. Occasionally, I’ll have someone pop into my life from time to time and decide that I should be doing what I do quite differently according to their preferences. I listen as best I can because maybe they will hit on something that I really would like to change or try. I may even follow their lead for a little while until it doesn’t make sense for me anymore. Thankfully, I’m learning to discern which paths lead me to where I want to go a lot quicker these days. The prompt was “live like you want to live”. I experimented with a fake bass line. In next week’s song I actually PLAYED bass. What?!?!?! Yes. It’s rudimentary and my first time ever laying hands on one. (Thanks to Margaret for lending me hers). Still, I’m proud of myself for trying something new 🙂

Hope you like the new website! It got featured on the Bandzoogle blog. Kind words. Sweetness!

http://lauramariemusic.com/words/blog/podcast-26-it-means-nothing

It Means Nothing

Talk to me and tell me
got another great idea
Keep it true to form
and everyone will feel
Certain and inspired
Counting on the truth
Sell it for a dollar
and never see the proof

It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
do what you’d love to
If you don’t move
and you don’t choose

Talk to them in tempo
Sing to them in rhyme
Wonder that it’s only
Worthy half the time
Scream it into pillows
Waiting on a call
Is this a summer’s day
or a painting on the wall

It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
do what you’d love to
If you don’t move
and you don’t choose

Is it a sin
If, heaven forbid, you speak your mind
Why don’t you live like you want to live
or die trying

It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
do what you’d love to
If you don’t move
and you don’t choose
©LauraMarieMusic 2014

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