“If tomorrow never comes,” “if I was a carpenter,” “if I made you feel second best” “If I am a stranger.” If is a strong word for what might have been. It can convey a whole lot in one brief syllable.
Cicada Rhythm is a writing duo based out of Athens, GA. Their new self-titled debut album is available from Normaltown Records. Their song “Dirty Hound” hinges on the use of “if” throughout the song. Here’s the lyrics:
If I was a dirty hound
I'd keep my nose close to the ground
wash my coat out in the woods
and buy a meal if I could.
Every day i'm getting close
to the thing that I want most.
The only thing I ever do
is search the trails for the likes of you.
Would you like to be caught by me?
Today, I'd like to challenge you to write a song that uses “if”. You can have the whole song as question, or perhaps your verse will pose a question and your chorus will answer that question--or vice-versa. Be creative.
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