Songwriting

Songwriters: “Just Another Day” Can Change Your Life

by Marty Dodson
Nov 26, 2016

On Any Given Day You Can Create A Magical Song…

One of the things I love about songwriting is that I can go into work on any given day and come out with a hit song that makes hundreds of thousands of dollars. You never know when those days are going to happen. It was just another day when Jason Matthews and I wrote “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right”. Just another day when Johnny Reid, Alan Frew and I wrote “Fire It Up” that would become a #1 for Johnny and for Joe Cocker. Just another day when Jim Collins said “Let’s write a reggae song” and we wrote “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven.”

I have seen it and it is possible!

Now that I have seen that it can happen, it is easier to believe that it might happen on ANY given day. I go into my co-writes excited and hopeful that today might be THE day when it happens again. I’m finding that this hopeful expectation improves my writing. I set the bar high for my work. This song could be a big hit for someone, after all. They might be singing this song for 20 years on stage! I want my song to be GREAT and worthy of that. Even if you have not experienced going in on just another day and writing a life changing song,

Expect magic each time you write…

I’m here to testify that it can happen and it DOES happen. Go into each co-write with the expectation that THIS song might be the one that gets you your first cut. It might be your first hit or get you your first writing deal. That hopeful expectation can turn “Just another day” into THE day that changes your life.

Stay hopeful and write on! Marty

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson is a multi-hit songwriter, co-founder of SongTown, and co-author of  The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Cowriting and Song Building: Mastering Lyric Writing

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