One of my goals this year is to write lyrics every day. Here is what I came up with this week (some are just portions of what I’ve written):
Sunday, January 17th
I’ve traveled so many dusty roads/And my feet left tracks in so many lonely places/Let me go back to those little towns/Back to where my finger traces (Inspiration: living throughout the Midwest)
Monday, January 18th
She puts on a happy face/But her mind is in some other place/And inside she is frowning, frowning, frowning
Tuesday, January 19th
And she thinks there is no other way/Than to make this her very last day (Inspiration for Monday and Tuesday: a friend’s attempted suicide, a scary, heart-breaking thing. It helped me to write a lot of lyrics this week relating to that).
Wednesday, January 20th
Like an unwritten song that is left to be sung/Like a photograph still yet to be hung/I look forward to you coming home (Inspiration: My husband coming home from work each day and how I look forward to that!)
Thursday, January 21st
Even in Your judgement, You are patient/Even in Your anger, You are slow (Inspiration: Psalm 103 and just seeing how God’s attributes have manifested themselves in various circumstances this week).
Friday, January 22nd
God made you, God made you/He made your eyes, your ears, your nose/And your elbows/God made you, God made you/He knows how many hairs are on your head/He knows what time you’re gonna go to bed (Inspiration: While getting my four-year-old ready for bed, I was trying to think of a song that talks about how he was creatively and wonderfully made by God and is His unique creation).
Saturday, January 23rd
A porch is a beautiful thing/When you can sit there on a swing/Sit there and just sing (Inspiration: continuation of Monday’s lyric writing)