I would have to say the most lasting song of our marriage, would have to be “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson.
Willie was approached by the executive producer of the movie “Honeysuckle Rose” to write an original theme song for the movie. Willie was the star of the movie. The request was made during a flight to the filming location.
Willie being the musical genius he was and is, wrote the complete lyrics on the back of a barf bag before the flight ended.
Isn't it interesting how songs are born? From a gem of an idea, sort of like our stories.
While the song is about life on the road as a traveling musician, my husband and I use it for the theme song of all our road trips. I can sing bits and pieces, but he can sing pretty much the whole song.
We are both up lifted by being on the road again and traveling. Sometimes we even sing it when we are going fishing close to home. Just to be out in nature, seeing new places and old, and singing our song. It doesn’t get any better than that.
I love all kinds of music. Country has a special place in my heart. I love that each song tells a story, some happy, some sad and some down-right funny. The stories can spark an idea for a story I want to write.
Rock and roll, love songs and even some children’s songs are genres I enjoy. Children’s songs especially take me back to my childhood. “Kumbaya” sends me right back to the campfire at Girl Scout camp.
I always try to include music or the mention of songs in my writing. It is one more way to connect the reader to the story.
What is your special song and who do you share it with? Do you include songs in your writing?