In February 2013 I was sat at my dining room table, browsing Twitter on my laptop, when a group of tweets caught me eye. They were by a woman who was mourning the sudden end of what she had thought was a promising and blossoming relationship. She wrote of her sorrow, her disappointment and her feelings of betrayal.
Some of her thoughts sounded quite poetic. I mulled them over in my mind as a sad song was playing, in the background, on my radio. I listened to the song and - inspired by the tweets I had read - I came up with a couple of alternative lines of lyrics that seemed to fit. I quickly fired up my word processing software and, within 30 minutes, I had written my first published song: ‘LOVE ME TO EXTREME’.
Like most people with any kind of love of language, I had - at various times during my life - dabbled with writing poetry and song lyrics. I seldom completed anything and always had a notepad filled with unfinished work!
This time, to my amazement, I romped through the composition without a pause!
A week or so later, I saw a link on a website where a singer/musician with a Home Studio, was offering to record songs for a bit of pocket money. I sent off my song and thought nothing more about it until, three weeks later, I received an email with a link to download my song as an audio file.
I had deliberately kept my expectations low, but - on opening the file - I was completely blown away! My lyrics, that had sounded only moderately interesting in my head and on the page, had become an amazing song!