I have that with Jonathan Richman or at least I used to before I owned every recorded sound he's ever made.
The first time I visited Paris I came home with the intention of writing a song about it.I found out almost immediately that Jonathan Richman had beaten me to it.
I love Chocolate Milkshake. I love it so much I started to write a song about it.I found out after I had started writing that Jonathan had beaten me to it. So I stopped.
I used to be a Goth (a long time ago) and before I was in a relationship. I still used to get crushes on Goth girls. That's a funny thing to write about I thought. Put pen to paper. Then put on my latest Jonathan Richman purchase and found out that he'd beaten me to it.
So I admit now. That I know Jonathan Richman has a very good song about riding the bus (an amazing version of it can be found HERE) but wrote my own anyway.
I cant drive. I dont really ever intend to learn either. I love taking the bus and the train.I love being late for everything and I love feeling the lack of responsibility that being on the way to somewhere gives you. The feeling of not yet being somewhere but of having already left somewhere else.
I've not nicked any lyrics though.
My Dad once stole a load of Nick Cave lyrics to impress a girl claiming that they were poetry he'd written. I warned him the dangers of that by saying
"There is always someone somewhere with a big nose who knows,who will trip you up and laugh when you fall"
and he said thats very good who wrote that, and I said
I'm off now to write a song about sitting in the back of my dads car listening to the radio and feeling lonely whilst he drives around Boston