Mudcat Café message #3166359 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57624   Message #3166359
Posted By: Ebbie
07-Jun-11 - 03:43 AM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Of course you don't need to. No more than you have to be in love when you sing a love song, or a widow when you sing a song of loss or homesick when you sing of home.

But in the moments of that song you do. As someone above mentioned, you respond to the sentiment that the writer felt and to the environment you find yourself in and the empathy that fills you.