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no regrets - or what to do when you're stuck

You might remember that I don't believe in writers' block. But when writing I do get stuck every once in a while. What do I do then? Bang my head against the wall ( I actually wrote a text "against the wall"; Melon Gallery made a song of it, if I remember correctly - but that's off the point)? That would be some kind of writers' block, wouldn't it. Since I don't believe in it and thus must prove to myself that it really does NOT exist, I simply begin (or continue) writing some other text. A text that preferably has nothing at all to do with the subject at hand.

I got stuck with a text that begins

my sweet soul, I hear you singing
but your song is out of tune
...


I actually completed the chorus (that is, I think it will become the chorus). Then I got stuck. I have no idea what the verses might be about since I wouldn't want to simply repeat with other words what's already been said in the chorus. BTW, Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Sea Symphony" was in my mind when I began writing the 'soulful' lyric. The "Sea Symphony" ends


O my brave soul!
O farther farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!


(like the whole text for the choral symphony the words are from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Gras").

Yet again I'm getting off the track... Where was I... Well, I got stuck and wrote something completely different ("And now for something completely different" - remember Monty Python?). The title is "no regrets". The lyrics go:

so you found me out
that's how you see it
but you may overlook
my side of the story

you call it love affair
I call it friendship
I'm staying true to you
all could be hunky-dory

I can't deny the fact
you won't believe, I guess, that it never felt like cheating to me ??

no, I have no regrets
I did no wrong, my dear, though I expect that you will not agree

yes, I make love to her
let's call it sex addiction
we're meeting to have fun
not to live together

that I live with you
means no contradiction
maybe we're more like chums
two birds of a feather

I can't deny the fact
you won't believe, I guess, that it never felt like cheating to me

no, I have no regrets
I did no wrong, my dear, though I expect that you will not agree

why can't you see
that there are different kinds of love and lovers
like the love between children and their mother
the love between your sister and her brother
between you and me, or you and me and others

I can't deny the fact
you won't believe, I guess, that it never felt like cheating to me

no, I have no regrets
I did no wrong, my dear, though I expect that you will not agree


You see, I wrote lyrics although I had got stuck. Quod erat demonstrandum ;-)

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