First a disclaimer and an explanation. Not all songs are about relationships (duh) and certainly a lot of my songs are about other things but this post is all about songs about relationships because those are the lyrics people react to. At gigs I'll get up and sing 'Kamikaze' with lyrics that stop a hair breath short of concluding that suicide is the only sane life choice and no one will bat an eye, then I get up and sing broken woman and everyone's full of 'ooh who's it about? aren't you embarrassed singing that in front of people? how controversial'...people are mad! So those two questions are what I'm going to try to answer here: 'Who are the songs about?" and "Amn't I embarrassed singing such personal lyrics in front of people?"
I’ve had this blog for a while without really knowing what to do with it so I’ve come to the well worn conclusion: ‘write what you know’. What I know is lyrics, more specifically my own lyrics (I should, I wrote them after all).
So I’m gonna start with Seasnail. Here it goes.
Ríona Sally Hartman
A blog about all sorts of things like music, books, storytelling and paper art. From time to time I'll interview a fellow musician or review a gig.