100 Words, 100 Days: Day 34. On Lyrics.

Writing a new Scarecrow chapter for Dorothy: Locked and Loaded, I plugged in my headphones and brought up some early Genesis albums from my iTunes. The album that accompanied my writing was Foxtrot. It culminates with the orgiastic 23 minute long epic, Supper’s Ready.

As I was coming to the end of my 1000 word piece, I could feel Peter Gabriel’s voice and lyrics invade (in a nice way) my thinking. The lyrics make no sense at all, I thought. Is he having a laugh at our expense? 

So what if he was. Isn’t this what prog rock is supposed to be about?

3 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 34. On Lyrics.

  1. I love your “100 days, 100 words” idea. This is fantastic. I like the variety of things you comment on and how honest your writing is in these briefs!

  2. Being a big fan of Genesis, I’m surprised that “Supper’s Ready” doesn’t ring a bell. Guess I’ll have to go find it…. somewhere. )

    I often wish I could write to music. Growing up I had music on all of the time, but these days, the more time I spend writing, the less time I listen to music (at least music with English lyrics). But as I once commented to my Uncle Albert, “But the kettles on the boil and we’re so easily called away…”

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