So, sometimes, I can't write a lyric for spit. Other times, they just seem to flow through me, like the bad chicken burrito you had for lunch from the little street cart.
One of the ways I deal with it is to play with words and word order. For example, I like to start with song titles, but frequently, the Aether has other ideas, and sends me single lines, as images. One of these just popped into my head on seeing the CBN Group title, The Blues Exchange. First, I ran that all together: thebluesexchange.
Yes, you've seen the same thing, haven't you? It got me to wondering, what exactly is The Blue Sex Change? How would you write a song about that image? Could you make it a double entendre? Could it happen in a mundane situation (man washing his tidy whiteys at a laundromat, forgetting to check the drum for the new blue Lacey underwear left behind by the previous user, and taking them home, on the off chance he can give them back next week, and meet the girl of his dreams)? See, already got a story line, where 10 minutes ago, I had zip, nada, nuttin' honey.
So how does it work for the rest of y'all? Or is it just me?