Writing Prompt September 7, 2010

Mash Up

Take the first two songs you can think of and then start interweaving their lyrics to make a new song or poem.For example, the two songs I thought of immediately were “This One Goes out to the One I Love” by REM, and “Train Wreck” by Sarah McLachlin. I went to the liner notes (internet, really) and have started to mix them up. Mixing the music is not the point (unless you can).

Here’s my example. Not great. Not bad, but serviceable to give the idea.
“This one goes out to the one I love, cause I’m a train wreck waiting to happen.
Waiting for someone to come pick me up off the tracks, a simple prop to occupy my time…”

REM “This One goes out to the One I Love”

This one goes out to the one I love
This one goes out to the one I’ve left behind
A simple prop to occupy my time
This one goes out to the one I love

Sarah McLachlin “Train Wreck”

Your love in all its finery
Tear up the darkness all around me
Until I can breathe again
Until I believe again

© CWC

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