There's been a lot of energy spent on examining the relationship between Cause and Effect. A scientist or doctor might opine that Cause is the result of the alignment and conjoining of neural pathways in a specific fashion and in a specific direction to a specific end, with the Effect the derivative result. A shaman or druid might have a distinctly different theory; one that involves Universal Energy, synchronicity and awareness and their relationship to each other.
Likely the answer can be found in a combination of all of the above. As songwriters we try to avail ourselves of this Universal Energy, of course, but our neural pathways, experience and intellect must also do their jobs.
Which is most important? Not for me to say, but I believe that everything works together - in varying degrees depending on circumstance and environment and state of mind - in the creation of a song.
We here at the House Of Strays hope you have a wonderful week. Please be kind to one another - we're all we've got.
Here's a tune from my second CD Up We Go which I feel is a good example of the combined efforts of enlightenment (in this case "inspiration") and the application of craft. This song is a sequel to one from my first CD Wills And Wonts called "Will I Ever Be Dry Again". It continues the story that was left, perhaps, unresolved. Please enjoy "Never Be Free".