There is something very therapeutic about the process of writing a song. Fleshing out an idea from a single thought to a complete story is a journey that I enjoy being on, as painful as it may be.
I find that most people really “get” a song when the story line is something that they can relate to. When all the elements come together to present that initial thought in its finished form, the real magic happens, and the listener is engaged.
For a songwriter, there is no bigger thrill than watching an audience “get it”.