If you're a bit demoralized and kind of devastated.... My old bandmate Joel posted this impromptu handwritten lyric sheet to the song "Semi-OK" a ways back and it popped up in the "memories." This was the first MTX session in which he participated, where we recorded "Alternative Is Here to Stay," "New Girlfriend," "Unpack Your Adjectives," and this one. I guess he saved the lyric sheet as a souvenir. I find it hard to believe that even at this late stage I was showing up to recording sessions without lyrics fully written out and planned ahead. I would have them in my head, mostly. (I don't remember bringing lyric notebooks to any recording sessions, though I had many such.) And invariably, our engineer/producer Kevin Army would tell me to write down the lyrics so he could follow along and know where to punch in and such. So I would retreat to a corner and furiously scrawl them out. If I was having a bad day, the resulting text might well have suffered... it was all so haphazard. And I was a mess. You'd think I'd have learned the lesson sooner that I did, that it was way better to have the lyrics all worked out and printed up beforehand. And, beginning with the Love Is Dead album sessions, I finally did. Anyway it's a good song. The resulting recording may be heard here: https://youtu.be/IHSqnJzeflU It was originally released on a comp. flexi that came with a Punk Planet issue, and we re-recorded it for Love Is Dead, by which time the lyrics had been pretty much "set." #music #songs #songwriting #minds

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