Written for the Filk Ontario Song Contest 2022
C Now I’ve been writing songs, G C Since I was four or five, F C They help me to engage with life, F G And let emotion thrive, F C But I’ve got a little problem, F C That I’ll put into this song, F C There’s a part of writing,(So I’m told) C G C That I’ve been getting wrong. F It’s not a song, C It’s not a song, F C If it’s just got verse and chorus, Dm G then you’re doing it all wrong, F It’s not a song, C (Not a proper song), F C If it hasn’t got a bridge, G C Then it’s not a proper song, There was this song that I had writ, I thought was pretty fine, So elegant in melody, I crafted every line, But then in the competition, The feedback it was thus, If you’d only put a bridge in, It might have impressed us. Chorus I think I’m doomed to writing, These songs that aren’t complete, If I could figure bridges out, That would be pretty neat. But I don’t know how to build one, And I haven’t got a plan, So I’ll stick to writing the mediocre, Half songs that I can.