Writing/Song Lyrics Meme

Saw this over here, thought it was cool and wanted to take part.

Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you’ve chosen it. It doesn’t have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing – whatever you want. Then tag 5 others to do the same.

My pick:
My first gut reaction is “Paperback Writer” by The Beatles, but that doesn’t seem particularly original. Writing is hard. It really is work. You have to love it. You have write every day and even if you hate what you put down, you live to do it all over again the next day.

I was thinking how a good piece of writing is smothered in blood, sweat and tears. Most of my writing as of late has been about loss and moving on. I try and pour my emotion on the page.

So, for this meme I decided to go for the metaphorical approach with “If You Want Blood” by AC/DC. The lyrics:


It’s criminal
there ought to be a law
there ought to be a whole lot more
you get a nothin’ for nothin’
tell me who can you trust
we got what ya want
and you got the lust

If you want blood (YOU GOT IT)
If you want blood (YOU GOT IT)
BLOOD on the streets
BLOOD on the rocks
you got it
yes you have

It’s animal
livin’ in a human zoo
the shit that they toss to you
feelin’ like a Christian
locked in a cage
thrown to the lions
on a seconds rage


O Positive

Blood on the rocks
Blood on the streets
Blood in the sky
Blood on the sheets

If you want blood
you got it

Want you to bleed for me

If you want blood, you got it x15

I tag MCF, Bruiser, b13, Grant and anybody who loves writing and music.