Mudcat Café message #3558650 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152141   Message #3558650
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
13-Sep-13 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: Improving Lyrics?
Subject: RE: Improving Lyrics?
<\i>But that was till we opened up the box" seems to tick all the boxes.

Changing lines happens without even thinking about it a lot of time - you remember a line the way it seems most natural to sing it, and that might well not be the way it was originally written.

That happens with songs you wrote yourself very often - when you check back to get ready to sing something you haven't sung in a long time the words always seem a bit different from the way you half remember them, and the changes are generally improvements. We edit subconsciously, our own songs - or other peoples, if we sing them.