View Full Version : a song you wish you wrote

01-08-2013, 06:43 PM
The first song I felt this way about was Crazy as sung by Patsy Cline (I was very little, and hadn't yet learned that my voice wasn't good enough).

The next was Something - while John and Paul seemed to be able to knock out songs, George's always seemed to come from his soul. I think everybody past puberty wished they could have said this as well as he did.

More recently, Memories of Us by Keith Urban - I would have loved to have been creative enough to sing this to my wife on our wedding day.

01-08-2013, 08:41 PM
I wish I'd written any song on Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd.

Because the album sold over 50 million copies, and as a bonus, I'd enjoy playing any of the tunes.

50 Million copies amounts to an awful lot of mechanical royalties...and throw in the performance royalties, and it'd be a nice, tidy sum. ;)

P.S. Yeah, it's about the money (since I can't imagine a very good reason I'd want to lay claim to someone else's creative product).

01-08-2013, 08:57 PM
Proud Mary. Perfection in a package.

01-08-2013, 09:09 PM
Knee Deep


01-08-2013, 09:18 PM
My Heart Will Go On by Silly Dijon. Not only is it a great tune but I could probably afford a personal water park like she has at/in her home.

01-08-2013, 09:43 PM
The first two that come to mind are

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
The Downward Spiral influenced me greatly. Still one of my favorite albums of all time. The sounds, the lyrics, the visuals all floor me.

Coldplay - The Scientist
Not a big fan of these guys but this song is so crushingly heaving to me lyrically.

01-09-2013, 06:51 AM
Master of Puppets- Metallica
Soulshine- Gov't Mule(Warren Haynes)
Limelight- Rush
ANYTHING by Led Zeppelin and/or Lynyrd Skynyrd
A ton of metal songs.

01-09-2013, 07:15 AM
Yesterday by Paul McCartney. Purely for the cash.

Albrecht Smuten
01-09-2013, 08:09 AM
Sergei Rachmaninov's Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, no. 2

That song kicks asses and buries their owners alive. Yeah.

01-09-2013, 12:02 PM
Happy Birthday......best known song....EVAH!!!!!

01-11-2013, 06:20 PM
The wizard-Black Sabbath