It’s fun to skip stones across the surface of a lake or pond. It’s a challenge. How many skips can you get? Talking about songwriting with a friend the other day that image popped into my mind.
To me it seems that sometimes I when return to a theme again and again tt’s a bit like skipping stones. The idea skims across the surface of all the songs I’ve written until it plunks beneath the surface and “sinks in.”
This is an advantage to writing many songs. We all have our predilections, and ideas that we return to again and again. My sense is the more I write, the more clarity and insight I gain on any one of those themes or ideas. Each song I write is a chance to hone in on a message, for the song to plunk beneath the surface and sink in.