This time last year I started working on my first (solo) song in songwriting class from Berklee prof Pat Pattison. Actually, it’s been less than a year because the class didn’t start until April.
One way to see how far you’ve come is to review some of your earlier work. Sharing my work on the journey is, well, all part of the journey.
The song was inspired by a scene from Nashville. Soon after Maddie discovered that Deacon was her father and not Teddy, she watched Teddy look at his daughter with such love and tenderness. She asked her mother, “Will Deacon ever look at me that way?”
The assignment was to write the lyrics for an unstable verse and a stable chorus, find a loop, record it, and upload it. I scored well on this assignment. One reviewer said, “I hope this didn’t happen to you.” It isn’t completely autobiographical but in songwriting, we call on our own experiences or emotions or observations when we write a song.
This song is told from the point of view of a daughter realizing the man she calls dad will never look at her the way he looks at his own daughter.
You Never Looked at Me That Way (Work Tape from Class)