People always ask me how I become inspired to write, and write with convincing emotion. I guess I could never really pinpoint one thing that inspires me when writing lyrics. My inspirations come from many different situations, places, sounds, sights, people, experiences, emotions etc... But once inspired, my emotions take over and my thoughts and words haunt me until I make them come alive and project them into my writing. Each different inspiration brings about different emotions in myself and therefore gives each song, especially on the Breakign 12 CD, it's own little personality. Each is based on a different facet of how I was inspired.
For example, the song "Of Breakable Things" on this CD was written in 10 min after being taken back and captivated by the storyline and cover of a book called "Of Breakable Things" (written by one of my very good friends and newly published, but extemely talented, young adult author A. Lynden Rolland.) As soon as I saw the cover of this book and read the story summary details, I was immediately overcome with first, chills, and then with emotions, thoughts and words in my head that I desperately and immediately needed to write down. After that initial reaction, I then read the entire book and now can't wait to see and read the next 2 in the series for more inspiration!
If you get a chance, you should look up, buy and read this book, and when you do, I'm sure you will have the same reaction that I did! Even better, I challenge you to blog back your feedback of what you think and if it inspired you in any way? Then, make sure you buy the Breaking 12 CD or the song Of Breakable Things and see if what I wrote in my lyrics matches what you expected and imagined the song to be? I'd also love to hear about any other things that inspire you? Enjoy!