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Out The Door

When Sally tried to write a song about the sadness she was feeling
Every word she wrote felt wrong
She sat there staring at the ceiling
When her uncle saw, he asked her, "what's this frown about"
She told him and he smiled and said, "well, this might help you out

"To sing about yourself can be hard to do
So make up a character who you can give your feelings to
You'll feel better for a metaphor, I'm sure
Kick that writer's block out the door, out the door
Kick that writer's block right out the door"

So Sally tried and in no time had made up characters galore
All tortured souls, compared to them, she really wasn't sad at all
She sang about their tragedy, but felt her voice was wrong
She wailed and moaned til once again her uncle came along

"To sing it as yourself can be hard to do
So make up a character who you can sing your feelings through
You'll feel better for a metaphor, I'm sure
Kick that writer's block out the door, out the door
Kick that writer's block right out the door"

So Sally played 'round with her voice, exploring its extremes until
Right inbetween the dull and shrill, she found a sound that fit the bill
But then she noticed her guitar part wasn't quite as nice
And as you might expect, her uncle had some good advice

"To sing and play at once can be hard to do
So start really obvious and soon you'll make it fresh and new
You might feel like it's all been done before
But kick that writer's block out the door, out the door
Kick that writer's block right out the door"

Now Sally's written lots of songs and has a band with her best friends
Her uncle's now the manager. A record deal, it never ends
Well, actually I must be honest, this might be a shock
It's all a story I made up to kick that writer's block out the door
Out the door, kick that writer's block right out the door"

İMal Webb 2010

I wrote this song for the fabulous Ping music education project, masterminded by Ajax McKerral under the auspices of The Songroom. Sadly, the project folded after some fairly disgraceful behavior towards Ajax on the part of The Songroom.