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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:35 PM
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I have a theory
That musicians write their most beautiful songs about their own children.

What do you think about this?
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:38 PM
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1. The better ones are about old girlfriends.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:38 PM
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2. interesting...
but it seems to me that just as often they're written about unavailable-to-them sexually-desired individuals.
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HuskerDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:38 PM
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3. Well Dylan wrote 'Forever Young' for his kid.
And Woody Guthrie wrote a lot of beautiful songs for his kids too.

Can't really be any better inspiration I would imagine!
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:42 PM
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4. case in point
http://youtube.com/watch?v=UCD0pXtaaIY
Everclear Annabella's song
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:47 PM
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5. Another One
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:48 PM
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6. good theory.
hard to disprove.

:hi:
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:58 PM
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7. True
I sing my best songs about my kids. As a public service however, I do not sing them publicly.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:06 PM
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8. Quite possible. For most people, no purer emotion will ever exist.
ANy musician able to capture a part of that emotion will have a beautiful song.

Sad, but the first thing that came to mind when I read this was Clapton's "Tears in Heaven." To me it's his most beautiful song--unbelievably painful and positive at the same moment.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:08 PM
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9. "Diamond Girl". . . .n/t
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 04:33 PM
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10. John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 06:44 PM
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11. Another case in point:
Eric Clapton's "If I Saw You in Heaven." Written after he lost his four-year-old son in a freak accident, as I recall.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 07:07 PM
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12. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine - Live At The Ritz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEEcaB2-X7E

Lyrics

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 07:07 PM
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13. Must... resist... huge temptation... to... copycat!
:rofl:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 08:34 PM
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14. Paul Anka: "Havin' My Baby".
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 08:38 PM
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15. That may be his most beautiful song...
...even though it sucks.
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 08:49 PM
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16. Agree.
Find a copy of "Huuvola" by Peter Murphy, written for his kids when they were little, to discover when they matured. Gorgeous, moving song.
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 08:51 PM
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17. Possible, but..
what about the musicians without children? My favo... Wait a minute. You might be on to something. I just remembered my favorite band's lyricist does actually have a child. :think:
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