So I got this request from Dom.
“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.”
Having had a wee think about this, I’ve been unable to come up with a song that captures how I feel about writing. And I think that’s because of this:
I don’t see writing as a vocation. I think it’s a job.
It’s an interesting job, a great job, one of the most wonderful jobs in the world. But at the end of the day, it’s still a job.
You might as well ask an accountant “What songs, to you, are all about accounting?”
I don’t know. Perhaps if you asked the greatest accountants in the world, maybe they would be able to wax poetical about what accounting means to them, expressed through the medium of their favourite pop song.
Sadly, I just couldn’t think of any songs in which the singer expresses how much they enjoy their work.
So. Nothing from me on this one.