Monday, June 27, 2011

Song writing research

I spent some time over the weekend listening to the lyrics of 23 songs by the Plain White T's. See, they are one of the few bands I'm aware of who write a lot of happy love songs (as opposed to the disappointed love songs or lost love songs that are rather prevalent with some other bands). Out of the 23 songs I listened to, 16 of them involved love or romance and 12 of them were of the happy variety. That's a pretty high percentage.

If you are wondering why on earth I'd bother doing such a thing, then I can assure you that it is related to my work-in-process, a contemporary YA romance based on an Austen novel, which happens to involve an up-and-coming rock band. And I was trying to figure out what sort of repertoire they'd have, and since the main character has written three love- and/or romance-related songs already, I wondered if that was pushing it.

The answer is "nope - not necessarily." Thank you, Plain White T's.

Now for some cold medicine and tea before bed . . .

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