The next class in the musicianship series started today and I’m loving it. Maybe because I’m really a musician at heart. I’ve just been trying to express myself through novels instead of music – lol!

I’ve noticed two important differences between writers and musicians – writers are more likely to cloak their emotions and musicians tell it like it is. No wonder they call country music, “3 chords and the truth.” That truth-telling definitely appeals to me.

The other difference I’ve noticed is that, as a result of their willingness to express their true emotions, they’re not afraid to sing about God – and I’m talking about mainstream music and not just the Christian market. That is so refreshing because in my writing world, either on this blog or on Facebook, when I mention God, people run – lol!

In my songwriting class, the professor actually mentioned the song Amazing Grace – imagine that.

Songs are also about love lost (they don’t have to have an HEA as in, Happy Ever After), bad relationships, painful childhoods, or other serious issues. How awesome is that! Because by speaking of things instead of hiding such things, we are healed.

And maybe it’s the songwriter in me but the title of this blog reminds me of the lyrics in this song – God Will by Lyle Lovett.

“God Will”

Who keeps on trusting you
When you’ve been cheating
And spending your nights on the town
And who keeps on saying that he still wants you
When you’re through running around
And who keeps on loving you
When you’ve been lying
Saying things ain’t what they seem
God does
But I don’t
God will
But I won’t
And that’s the difference
Between God and me

So who says he’ll forgive you
And says that he’ll miss you
And dream of your sweet memory
God does
But I don’t
God will
But I won’t
And that’s the difference
Between God and me

God Will, Lyle Lovett