Lazarus_2 wrote:I don't think it's envious to expect people with the resources and talent to use what they've been given and not squander it playing the same way at live shows all over the world instead of actually using their time to create?
And yes on these boards I can sound a little combative and argument spurring, and seem to have two opposing opinions fighting in the same post, but that has nothing to do with ones songwriting abilities. You can be good at writing articles but bad at writing books. You can be good at writing plays but not at musicals. Etc. There is not just one way to be good or bad at writing.
If I seem to disagree a lot and spur retorts it's not only because I partially or fully believe what I'm saying and not because they're nessecarily right or wrong assumptions and opinions, I acknowledge I could be wrong, BUT I also do so because spurring argument and discussion through differing opinions is far more interesting than us all agreeing or even mostly agreejng.
Conflict is interesting. Happy happy joy joy yes-man-ing is not interesting. I figure if I'm going to post I'd best have an opinion of my own that might be worth sharing and shake tings up or cause discussion.
I'm not angry with any of you for having the opinions and opinions of me that you do. Lost my train of thought.
I appreciate the responses though.
Adding: tbe the 'you havemt done this so your opinikn isnt valid?' that is not a good argument for why im not or could be on a McCartney level of songwriting or better given adequate resources.
Lazarus_2 wrote:Asked a girl what she wanted to be, she said baby can't t you see, i wanna be famous, a star of the screen, but you can do something in between.
Baby you can drive my car, yes I'm gonna be a star,
baby you can drive my car and maybe I'll love you.
i can try to give you everything you ever wanted.
Youre not hard to please.
And the only thing im asking in return is something
you can give with ease.
Keep on sending your love.
Cause in the heat of battle youve got something thatll
save us. Save us now.
1-2-3-4-5 LETS GO for a drive, 6789 10,
lets go there and back again.
Somethings open, its my heart,
somethings missing its when we're apart,
somethings good its when we're back together again.
Why is it that when he left the Beatles all the wit double-meanings and solid songwriting turned into the above solo songwriting.
He didnt care anymore. Nothing left to prove to anyone nor himself. This comparison of a small sample is a good example of Beatle Paul songwriting(at the least good and at best great) to Solo Paul songwriting.
There are a lot of people that dont think he deserve songwriting adulation because of this, his solo songwriting
Lazarus_2 wrote:This is where we disagree. The lyrics must have a semblance of meaning with good wordplay etc, and also go with the music. But words simply going with the music does not make a great songwriter nor song. Otherwise Mumbo would be considered an a time classic rock song.
Edit: ill try to refrain from talking about my own stuff as it appears to many as ego driven and irks them a lot.
Ill focus on teh musics.
On a side note, is there a thread already where people list their top ten Paul song personal list?
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