Determined to write a song to put on my iPod to run to, I tried to force lyrics to come to mind. I knew in my mind how the music should be, but the more I tried to think of words to put with it, the more they retreated.
Eventually I gave up and took the Sunday paper to read in the afternoon sunshine on the back decking.
The sun’s warmth rapidly thawed my frozen creativity and words flowed with such ease I scribbled them in the narrow newspaper margin. I typed them, emailed them to my producer who called me straight away to go and sort out the music.
A week later and here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HH_JvQ2RIQ&feature=youtu.be
Not the running song I’d intended, but something much deeper. Sometimes it pays to just switch the mind off and let the music flow…