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please watch this i would be so happy, i know my songs suck but it means a lot to me

I find it extremely more challenging to write uptempo, positive songs. It does not come naturally to me. “Winning Streak,” songs like that I can write better – ones that have sad lyrics to a fast beat. Roger Miller’s “Dang Me” had that, and I love that. He’s singing, “They ought to take a rope and hang me” to a fast beat. The melodies I hear that come to me the best are slow ones, beautiful melodies or waltzes. It’s hard for me to write a happy song, something that just says I’m happy. I don’t know how to say that.
—  Ashley Monroe 
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Here’s a new song I wrote called “You’re the One” 

If you look at the Lindsey Buckingham songs on Rumours in order, they tell the perfect story of bruised male ego in the face of rejection.

Second Hand News: I know we broke up and all but we could still fuck, right? Come on, right? Pleeeease????

Never Going Back Again: Okay, for real this time, I know I keep slipping but for real this time, I’m really over her.

Go Your Own Way: Honestly, fuck off, cuz I was gonna be so good to you but forget it.. “packin up, shackin up’s all you wanna do”

It’s incredible. 

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I WILL (an original song written by yours truly)

PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!

Crappy drawing skills + songwriting =ME!

I wrote this song a couple of years ago and one of my friends came up with the music. The audio was recorded on the spot so this was the actual moment when we matched the words to the music (thus the commentary/direction from my friend).

If you liked the song, you can download it for free here: https://soundcloud.com/throughtheparadox/i-will-original-raw

When we did ‘All Too Well,’ I hadn’t heard from her in awhile. She hadn’t really been writing. I was in Nashville one day, slowly moving the last bits of junk out of my garage so I could move to Dallas. My house had already sold, so I had to come back and clean it out. I had a trailer and four guys helping me, and I was sick with some kind of sinus infection. It was just the worst day. I was in my driveway and my phone rings, and it’s Taylor saying, 'Man, I’ve got this thing and I really need you to help me with it. Can you write today? What are you doing today?’ So I gave those guys the keys to my storage place, told them to put all my stuff into storage and drove over to Taylor’s.

It was the first song she wrote for that record, I think. She had a story and she wanted to say something specific. She had a lot of information. I just let her go. She already had a melody and she started singing some words, and I started writing things down, saying, 'Ok, let’s use this, let’s use that.’ She mentioned a plaid shirt, and I wrote that down in a corner, and when we got to the end, I said, 'Let’s put the plaid shirt in there.’ That turned into one of the best lines: 'After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own/Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone/But you keep my old scarf from that very first week/'Cause it reminds you of innocence and it smells like me.’ It was the most emotional, in-depth song we’ve ever written.

—  Liz Rose on writing All Too Well with taylorswift (x)
Gin & Tonic // Ivish
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So guys since so many of you liked it I finished the song Gin & Tonic, I’m sorry if the quality isn’t too good but here is the full version. I really hope you guys like it! Let me know what you thought.

Gin & Tonic:

“Sometimes at night I sit by my window and I scribble away my thoughts and while I write I like to think back on our times assuming it’s your loss wake up in the morning thinking about your habits that glass of Gin & Tonic always on your mind you’re always feeling hazy the Mary Jane you’re blazing fuels up the hate in your veins takes away the love your steps on my porch your favorite TV show your love left on my door and your eyes are still bloodshot I’ve been sitting on the pillow thinking about if you’re lying on your floor white powder covering your nose I know you think I left you when you needed me the most pull the bed sheets over your head turned off the lamp right by your bed tucked you in and that’s when you said I love you I need you I’ll be your breathe pillow cases switching faces then you smoked alone closed the door behind me couldn’t even wait till I was gone but it’s your night and it’s your life your lungs corrupted and you don’t trust me your steps on my porch your favorite TV show your love left on my door and your eyes are still bloodshot I’ve been sitting on the pillow thinking about if your lying on your floor white powder covering your nose I know you think I left you when you needed me the most oh love I’ll hold you tight I’ll keep you near won’t let out of my sight till the tracks on your hands are gone till the stains in your heart dissolve I’ll kiss your wounds till they’re healing on I will do your part I will touch your heart I won’t let you fall into the cyclone of smoke won’t let you go I’ll hold you close and I’ll wait for your steps on my porch your favorite TV show your love left on my door and your eyes are still bloodshot and I’ve been sitting on the pillow thinking about if you’re lying on your floor white powder covering your nose I know you think I left you when you needed me the most your glass of Gin and Tonic

I think the one that I kept going back to, over and over and over again, is a song called ‘This Love,’ actually. It’s a song that I wrote by myself. It’s kind of like hypnotic in a way, and it kind of is somewhat romantic and wistful and relaxing. But I would also listen to ‘Out of the Woods’ a lot.
—  taylorswift on which songs she kept coming back to on 1989 (x)
I knew I couldn’t let my publishers down, and I couldn’t let this industry down. And I knew how people were going around talking about how there’s this 14-year-old who had just lucked into a major publishing deal. So, before every single writing session, I’d walk in with 15 or 20 ideas of songs that were almost finished. For me, I just wanted everyone to know I was serious about it, and that, yes, I was going to high school during the day. But while I was in school, every second of my free time was spent on thinking of ideas to bring to these co-writers.
—  Taylor Swift talking about her writing sessions (x)

George Harrison, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, 1969 (Photo most likely © Harrison Family)

From the uDiscover Music George Harrison quiz.

“I think it’s possible that he’ll emerge as a great musician and composer next year. It’s up to him! He’s got tremendous drive and imagination and also the ability to show himself as a great composer on a parallel with Lennon and McCartney. He’s already shown he’s capable of writing really beautiful songs. ‘Something’ is one of the most lovely songs of the year!” - George Martin on George Harrison, Disc & Music Echo, December 1969 [x]

So guys I have an idea.

A lot of you by now would know that I love to write songs. i want to be able to write music about really raw emotions and experiences. I was thinking that I’ll start doing this thing where I will write songs about something you send me. It can be anything from something to with a boyfriend/girlfriend or something to do with your family or absolutely anything. Just send me as many details as possible about the thing you want me to write about and then I’ll upload the song. Feel free to go anon if you want, I’ll post the message I get from you with the song so you guys can identify it. So send me anything you guys want a song about! I’ll be like a personalized songwriter for y’all. So send me the thing you want me to write about! Thanks loves xx

I wrote this song on the road and didn’t tell my mom about it. I decided that I was going to keep it a secret and give it to her as a surprise for Christmas. I wrote it in the summer and then recorded it secretly with the band in the studio. After it was done, I synched the song up to all these home videos of her, and my family. She didn’t even realize it was me singing until halfway through the song! She didn’t have any idea that I could possibly write and record a song without her knowing about it. When she finally got it, she just started bawling her eyes out.
—  taylorswift on writing The Best Day (x)