Thursday, June 14, 2007

People say this is bad, should i just stop writing songs?

I'm really down and i need answers.
I'm collin, i am 13 years old and i am from Neodesha, Kansas and i just posted a song about 3 days ago and on Youtube and it took me about a month to make it. I have alot of bullies in my school and i wrote this song because of all the sadness that is brought to me and my friends. Everyone always calls me weird, ugly, stupid, etc and so the only thing that I can look up to are celebrities that can take being called names such as Lady Gaga, so i dedicate this song to those who are blinded by hatred, I really put my soul and heart into this song even though it's rap and pop, it's also a little repetitive in a few places and kinda short and I'm sorry for it, but i honestly tried my best!!!!Share to others and let me know if you like it!!! -Collin :D
Here is the link:

Thank you!! -Collin
And Merry belated Christmas!!!!!!

Answer on People say this is bad, should i just stop writing songs?

Dear Collin:

When I was 13, I wrote my first song too. Everyone but my mother also said it was bad - repetative, pure corn, really bad. The second song was better, and the third one better than that. It took me at least five years to learn how to write good songs.

It's easy to get discouraged. But think of songwriting like learning to play a musical instrument. Unless you're some sort of Mozart prodigy, it's going to take time and practice to get good.

Keep writing songs, and eventually you'll learn the art.