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I didn’t write a song today

I made up some excuse

It’s easier to run away

Than to face up to the truth

The truth is in the notebooks

Waiting to be told

But the notebooks are just taking up space

Slowly getting old.

I didn’t write a song today

Instead I ran around

Throwing all my time away

Hanging out in town

I can’t duck my responsibility

It’s right there in my face

But my fears and vulnerability

Keep me frozen in my place.

I didn’t write a song today

I fell asleep instead

It was easier to drift away

And leave my words unsaid

As simple as the truth may be

It’s hard for me to speak it

But my duty catches up to me

Before I can even seek it.

©2023 The Hesh Inc.

"Songwriter at piano" - original AI art by The Hesh Inc.
Songwriter writes a song about not writing a song.

A song about not writing a song ... is that metaprocrastination? Ironically, from my burst of prolificity in the early 2000s, following the advice of The Artist's Way author Julia Cameron that if you feel you have nothing to write about, write about not having something to write about. I amassed quite a few of these. Not only not written, but not recorded or performed, either.

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