"The moment you have in your heart
this extraordinary thing called love
and feel the depth, the delight
the ecstasy of it, you will discover
that for you the world is transformed"
- J. Krishnamuri
But there was one thing that I remember vividly about the aftermath of lost love and heartbreak. We all do it. And that is love songs. Music. The songs you play and listen to ten billion times and even more if you drink in your self sympathy, your greatest companion. When things were going along swimmingly they were NICE songs. In your drunken pathetic state of self pity you replay the songs so many times that you even make the song feel sorry for you. Songs like REM's "Everybody Hurts" and Sinhead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares To You". I mean, seriously, give me a break. If I hear them one more time I'll.... I'll.... I'll.... do something, cry hysterically probably! Oh those weeeere the daaaays my friends, weee thought they'd never end......
..........Heee Heee Heee........
Add some good music to those very same words and if the words are good enough then all of a sudden instead of a few hundred or a few thousand reading your work, those words become a "HIT" and all of a sudden MILLIONS of people are LISTENING to your work. WHY, may I ask?
The answer is pretty obvious. The MUSIC plays with the emotional strings of your, and everyone else's, heart.
John Lennon's Imagine and Paul McCartney's "Let It Be" are two songs not only classics, but are known throughout the world even nearly fifty years after they were recorded. WHY? Good music. BRILLIANT words/lyrics. But if those two genii had not have put the words to music, would the words be known? No way in the world.
But write some good words/lyrics and attach them to a good beat, rhythm and blues and headbangin' rock and all of a sudden you will have the WORLD's attention. A MASS market. So the beat, the Music, will be the greatest marketer of your words because the ENTIRE WORLD LOVES MUSIC. Once they hear the beat they'll learn the words. The legend begins. Hmmmmmm..........
ADD a good story to the writer of the lyrics, and guess what you come up with?
...........MASS EXPOSURE.......... +