Saturday, November 9, 2013
Songwriter Looks To Empty House For Inspiration
Nashville -- Area songwriter Earl ”Mac” Davis has had a hard time writing songs since his Bob Seger song failed. His last girlfriend Elsie left a month ago. He spent two weeks drinking. Then he noted on a Sunday morning he should call his nephew to come and mow and rake leaves. Why the fuck does he still have a house? An empty house. It has some memories. In fact this lead him to work out some lyrics. He’s been left some twenty times. Five times by the same girl. She was the first, and she came back. He was still young and handsome and had a certain down to earth charm.
So it was that just walking around the empty house, the lyrics pretty much wrote themselves. It’s not the first empty house song. But it is focused. It does not ramble on to other places. The song is just the memories and the house.