I used to write songs a lot. Back in my high school and early college days I would crank them out like crazy. It’s been a while since I’ve done that but I’ve wanted to again – partly just because but partly because it would be cool for my band to do a few original numbers as long as they’re good.
I also enjoyed helping Meredith edit a song she wrote and I thought I really added a lot to it and convinced myself that I was pretty good at that. So last night I was visiting my father-in-law at the nursing home and while we’re sitting with him I heard a man from the next room crying out in a loud voice. He would say the same thing about 20 times in a row and then change it to something else. I wrote them down because I thought they’d make a great song:
“Please, somebody give me a chance.”
“Give me a 505.” (pronounced five-oh-five)
“Somebody get me out of here.”
I have no idea what "give me a 505" means but it was said so loudly and with such a mournful tone that I thought it had to be preserved somehow. So I’m working on it.
9 months ago