Song meme

Laura says : Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you’ve chosen it.
NB: It doesn’t have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing – whatever you want. Then tag 5 others to do the same (reprint these instructions).

Tougher than expected this one… but have settled on “Little Acorns” by White Stripes just because it reflects vaguely the confusing, up-in-the-air feeling I have when I start a project, a mix of excitement and nerves mixed with a tiny bit of fear. I also like the hair analogy…. no matter what you do to your hair… you can still never quite be sure what it’ll look like in the morning… which is like writing. No matter how perfect your writing plan or outline, you’ve no idea what it’s going to become.

Take all your problems
And rip ’em apart

Carry them off
In a shopping cart

And another thing
You should’ve known from the start
The problems in hand
Are lighter than at heart

Be like the squirrel, girl
Be like the squirrel
Give it a whirl, girl
Be like the squirrel

And another thing
You have to know in this world
Cut up your hair
Straighten your curls

Well, your problems
Hide in your curls


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