Creative Musings, for the Writers

Thanks for the Memories: for Yaz & Mus(e)ic

I’m at writer’s retreat telling Yasmeen that I’m listening to “One night and one more time, thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories…” and she’s not sure how she could write from that anything but “memories memories.” Here’s what I’m writing. Sometimes a soundtrack of words actually works.

How many words have I typed from song? Song might be more Muse to me than any other muse. Maybe. It’s the first half of a sentence and the last half of my heart.

    • I could run on love [and music] til it dies again. I’ll always go back to music.
    • I have one less problem when music gives me the words to write.
    • If I had music, that wouldn’t be the *only* thing I ever need, but writing would be a party, it’d be ecstasy.
    • When I do everything right and am on the outside of my story, I gotta be so strong, but every other day I watch for music.
    • Maybe it’s not right that I tend towards music with lyrics more than soundtrack or classical music, but it’s okay – I’m gonna make it anyway.
    • My mind was frozen in the blizzards, it was burning like a wildfire. I tried, but I’m a natural disaster without music.
    • I’d tell myself, “Everything you say is so, so predictable and small, I don’t wanna hear you.” When it gets so frustrating, I just sing a song inside my head.
    • Maybe if you tried it you’d realize, til now you always got by on your own. You never really cared until you tried music. Now it chills you to the bone.
    • If you’re okay with music with words while writing, we could, we could belong together. Free my mind ArtPop, you make my HeartStop.
    • We could be different. Maybe we missed it. It could be different. It could. It could. It should’ve been…
    • Don’t worry, Yaz, don’t worry. I’m here by your side. We’re letting go tonight. Yesterday is gone and you will be okay.
    • If I could write a song to make you fall in love, I would already have you….I hope that you like this, but you probably won’t, you think you’re cooler than me.
    • So Yaz….can you handle it if we go against the crowd? cause I’m counting on you now.
      Are you game?

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