Too Many Words

Dec 14, 2022 | Music, Songs | 0 comments

Too Many Words has been included in the shortlist for the CONTEMPORARY POP DANCE Category of the 2022 Australian Songwriting Contest. The top 30 selection is expected to be announced by the end of June 2023.
Too Many Words was re-mixed and re-mastered 31 May 2023.

I was thinking one day about how my songs are wordy. I had the thought that I could write one that was mostly the words “too many words” and would have far fewer words than most. Naturally irony prevailed and “Too Many Words” probably has too many words.



I had the idea of writing a song that actually didn’t have a lot of words. Too Many Words seemed like a good title.  It was going to be simple.  It was not going to be wordy or too long.  But then I found myself scribbling down some words.  They suggested a simple story.  The story took on a life of its own as stories have a tendency to do. Once started I needed to find a way to finish it.  Eventually the song was no longer proof that I could write a song without too many words.  The title has become, quite unintentionally, ironic.  I’ve tried to edit it down to no avail.  The song seems to have as many words as it needs.  At least I hope so.


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