Why write two versions of the same song? Well, in this case, I wanted to expand the possibilities. What if the person singing does not want the song to be about themselves? Then it would get skipped as an option for a potential collaboration with a variety of musicians. I do not know if this is a thing or not. I do think it is a unique editing exercise, that may or may not apply to other songs. I don’t think it can be done with all songs, but I would do this again if I had the right lyrics to work with. I am satisfied with both versions of this song, and how they turned out.
If you want to see them without having to look too far, I am linking them both below.
Is this a thing? Does it happen in songwriting courses? I am curious to know if anyone else has successfully done this or wanted to.
I think you are exactly right both versions are great and the small difference suits them both:)
Thanks. There are times when I am not sure about something, and I keep thinking and working on it. When things work out, like Why She Cries as I wrote Why I Cry first, I was very happy with the final draft of the new one as I was with the original.