Why I Don’t Share What My Songs Mean

Some people think my songs are about nature or things in the outside world. But they're not. My inspiration for writing music is just how I feel about things going on in my everyday life.

Some people think my songs are about nature or things in the outside world. But they’re not. My inspiration for writing music is just how I feel about things going on in my everyday life.

Sometimes people ask me what my songs are “really” about. I know it’s an innocent question, and I don’t get mad if people ask me–but it’s just kind of hard for me to explain to people what my songs mean. I’ve said it before, but my inspiration for writing music just comes from everyday life. It’s just my way of expressing what I’m thinking about.

When I first start writing a song though, I have to have something important on my mind. Usually it’s more of a sad thing, but whenever I say that, it seems to get misinterpreted. I don’t consider myself a sad person. I’m just a very sensitive person so things just get to me, maybe more than the average person. So, usually I’m thinking about something going on that’s kind of bothering me at the moment, and that’s where my ideas for songs come from. It doesn’t even mean that my songs will sound sad–I just have be in that kind of mood to be able to start writing a song. Once I have the basics of the song finished, I don’t have to be in that upset kind of mode to write. I hope that makes sense.

wish cover artThe whole reason why I’m saying any of this, is because someone who is very close to me, recently got upset because I wouldn’t tell him what my song “Wish” was really about. I still don’t tell people. It’s not like it’s top secret information or anything, but to me, my music is like my diary. I would never just hand over my diary for someone to read. That is why I don’t tell people what my songs are specifically about. But that’s a good thing though. Since there are no words to any of my songs, everything is open to interpretation. So even though I know what I wrote the song about, it doesn’t have to mean the same thing to everyone, and I just think that adds even more meaning to my songs.

So, in case you were wondering why I don’t share what my songs really mean, that is why. Hopefully that makes sense and you understand. Anyway, here is my latest song, “Wish” if you haven’t heard it yet.

I am working on another song already that I hope to have finished within the next two months. It takes a while to find the time to write (I have four kids, a husband, and I’m juggling two different coding jobs) but I always do. My music is important to me, and I’ll always continue to write songs no matter what.

What comes to mind when you hear my songs? What do my songs mean to you?

Thanks for reading-

Lindsay Della Vella

 

Photo credit-Dominic Harness at www.freedigitalphotos.net

 

About ldellavella

I'm a musician, mother, wife, sister and friend.
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