Song Writing. It’s the mash-up of my two great loves: music and writing. In fact, to be truly romantic about it, I really must confess that songwriting is also a mash-up of my heart and my soul.
I’ve written about my love of music before but the fact of the matter is— I’ve not written about it enough, and shame on me.
Because music is life.
It’s one of the most powerful universal tools we have available to us, and it should be celebrated with all the pom poms held high. Or, at least, I think it should be celebrated, and I dearly hope you’ll agree.
I know I’ve been banging on about that word lately: humanity, but I’ve come to think that it’s the sharing of our most human moments that brings meaning to these lives of ours. And here’s where music comes into it. Music lifts us, doesn’t it, it connects us? It’s our chance to link broken hearts and say, ‘You too? Doesn’t matter. We’ve got this.’
Song Writing—as with many of the creative arts disciplines— is cathartic. For me, sitting in front of that lovely little electric piano of mine, putting my inner world to music… it’s like writing a journal. It’s therapy. And it is the only energy I’ve ever felt that so closely resembles the feeling of ‘home’.
But ‘my baby’ (yes, that’s what I named my electric piano, lol) is getting old. What happens when she finally says, ‘No. I will not play for you, today, Brooke. I will not play for you ever again.’ Gosh. I can’t even think about it.
So, I’ve decided to write all the heartbreak out of me before it happens, turn my impending pain into a heartache that others can relate to: the demise of a great love. So! Let my therapy be yours. Let’s do this broken heart together, shall we?
My Forgotten Love Song
Music and Lyrics by Brooke Cutler
I know that I can live without you
But do I want to try?
My everything is breaking
And you’re the reason why.
I took your song for granted
I made you play my life
Now every minute’s burning
With every twist of the knife
But I know life will go on
And to me, you’ll just become…
My forgotten love song.
(I have posted a video of me playing this song on youtube for you to have a listen to, just for a bit of something different, a bit of an interactive blog post of sorts! Please, feel free to check it out!)
2 replies on “Song Writing: The Broken Heart of the World”
Delightful, just delightful! Music is such a wonderful and powerful thing. Even though all things must come with an expiration date, I sincerely hope your piano lives on for a long, long time. A life without music is far too quiet.
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I know! I’m sure I could replace it but the sentimental value is huge when I really think about it. All the heart I’ve poured into that one precious object. But, to me, at the end of the day…it really is just a ‘thing’ hey. ☺️ What’s most important was how it made me feel at the time I played, wrote, sang etc. So even through it will be SUCH a sad day when it finally says no, the first thing I’ll do, I’m sure, is smile. ☺️ xx
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