The Hardest Step

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by: Peter Johnson
uploaded: 02/05/2015
 Naked and live. Take 9.  

There's a craft to writing a song
If you pay attention if won't take long
The techniques and secrets of your musical idols
Are there for the discovery and you will have no rival.
You'll know how chords work together
You'll find rhymes that sound much better 
than the ones you were used to

Keep your lyrics in strict meter
Stick with basic chords
Don't be tempted to stray
you'll be wasting time that you cannot afford

But I reinvent the wheel 
every choice I make
The hardest step
Is whatever step I take.

I had a palindrome chorus
and a cryptic verse
Structure is a bore to me
Staying in iambic pentameter is worse.

Lyrical concepts mired in false psychoanalysis
Melodic invention trapped in chordal paralysis\
Cover up my shortcomings
If that's what they are called
Like shaving my head 
so no one knows I'm bald

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