Some More Thoughts on Songwriting

So in last week’s episode of ‘Mikey is suddenly and unexpectedly serious’, I suggested that our worship music is sometimes let down by its lyrics. Perhaps it’s a mistake to assume that worship leaders automatically make good songwriters. Perhaps we should encourage non-worship leaders to get involved. Perhaps more lyrical guidance should be given to aspiring songwriters.

This week, I continue that train of thought.


Some Thoughts on Songwriting

I like writing songs. And I’d like to think that I’m quite good at it. But that hasn’t always been the case.

I remember first being encouraged to write songs by a couple of leaders at church. I was 15, I played guitar and I led worship. The natural progression was to write my own stuff, right?



Lots of things are changing in my life right now. It is exciting, but it can get a little overwhelming.

I have found that, in these moments, it’s important to take some time to focus on those things that remain constant while everything around seems uncertain.



This week saw Barack Obama’s second inauguration as President of the United States of America. I remember his first one quite clearly. I was in my first year of uni and my housemate Tom and I watched it in his room, on his computer.

I also seem to remember his room was a terrible mess. It always was.