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[SIZE=1][CENTER]"Do you have to be depressed to write a sad song?
Do you have to be in love to write a love song?
Is a song better if it really happened to you?"[/CENTER]

This is the intro a song by Feeling Left Out. But it had me thinking and trying to answer these questions on my own. Is a song better if it really happened to you? Sure, the feeling is there, but does it make for better lyrics or play? Or does a poem read better if the subject was of your life, or someone elses? Share.[/SIZE]
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There may be sad songs that can touch the strings of emotions and one does not actually have to live it. The simplest example can be my immortal by evanescense.Thank god that i have not lost any person that is really dear to me, but i think it is the possibilities that make us listen and wonder and like that kind of songs/poems. In the same way it may be the possibilities, the what-if cases that help the authors to write what they write or to sing how they sing. It is something related to one's imagination and EQ i guess. But noone can deny the beauty of Eric Clapton song "tears in heaven".
So which one being the better depends on the one singing/playing/writing...
and yet, about death and joy, it can be easier to come up with better examples for lyrics/poems/music among the ones who lived them.
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[SIZE=1]Well, heres my opinion. Everything I've ever written has revolved around an experience in my life or that of someone close to me that affected me in some way. Although a writing can be good without an actual occurance of the event, I would find it hard to write about something that didn't actually concern me. As lackluster as a song or poem might sound, I know that each word was a feeling once on my mind and it means something to me. I don't think my writing would mean near as much if it was about someone else and their experiences rather then my own. Each event in my life, good or bad, has helped me to grow and would make any writing I did fulfilling to me, and thats all that really counts.[/SIZE]
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