As a songwriter, I find it inspirational and liberating to imagine myself as someone else. Stories are not limited to the personal experience of the writer. I think about the Beatles pretending they were another band in Sgt.. Pepper, or Merle Haggard writing stories in music that he could not possibly have experienced in the first person sense. Putting yourself inside someone else’s skin frees you to express yourself through someone else’s experience.
Contributor: Mark Harvey (@UnclePinkyKC)