Last month I posted a lyric video for ‘Face to Face’ to YouTube, which you can check out below. I started writing this song in 2013 and finished I think in 2014. I certainly remember that it was one of those I finished after I had been to a songwriter’s conference I was invited to … More Face to Face – Lyric video and song story
I recently had fun recording a song which I originally wrote on the day our daughter turned 6 months old. Today, she’s a rampaging 21-month old, but back then, on 21 July 2016, she turned 6 months old, and I wrote a song. I’d always wanted to write a song for her, but probably owed … More New song with lyric video!
I’ve just finished Writing Better Lyrics. Let me try that again: I’ve just finished reading the book entitled Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison. This book has already cropped up once or twice on the blog. It was recommended to me (and a room full of other starry-eyed songwriters) by Graham Kendrick – the father of modern worship … More Writing Better Lyrics, by Pat Pattison – book review
I’m reading Pat Pattison’s wonderful book, Writing Better Lyrics. One of the many, many great things about this book is its inclusion of useful exercises to do as you go along. I have devotedly set aside a notebook for the purpose; it lives with this book, getting pig-eared and dog-chewed as I read and re-read … More Lyric writing: A window on a coffee shop
Dear readers. Please feel free to interact in the comments or via my Facebook page when I post this there. I was just looking at the song ‘Anchor’ by Bethel Music. I was singing it through just to ‘try it out’, see how it felt and whether it was useable in church. I’ve heard it … More Quick post: Clumsy Worship Lyrics
Continuing the series that began with my post about my song ‘You Are With Me’, a few thoughts on ‘Invitation Song’ (click for lyrics), track 3 on my recent EP, Invitation. Song-Swapping One of the things that can be enjoyable about songwriting is the flow you can create in your working process when a discarded verse from … More Song Stories 2 – Invitation Song