I came home from work on Friday and exchanged the usual words with the lovely Missus. How was your day, she asked. Good, I replied. I wrote two songs(hey, it was Friday, I wasn’t that motivated to work). To clarify, they were just lyrics. I have no ability to write music.
Were they about me? Um, no, I stammered. I don’t know what they’re about. How could you write songs that aren’t about me, she asked with a smile.
Then today I told my youngest son(17) that I wrote two songs and he asked me the same thing! Were the songs about him? When I told him that his step mom asked me the same question, he said “it’s a self centered world, Dad”.
So it is, kid. Your dad’s no fool though. I worked hard on a new song today about the Missus!
Here’s Nick Lowe and Rockpile, writing their power pop book. What a tremendously underappreciated band.