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I Write The Songs

Lyrics

I've been alive forever, and I wrote the very first song
I put the words and the melodies together
I am music and I write the songs

[Chorus:]
full lyrics
I've been alive forever, and I wrote the very first song
I put the words and the melodies together
I am music and I write the songs

[Chorus:]
full lyrics

Features of This Track

pop rock qualities
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
acoustic rhythm piano
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
orchestral arranging
a smooth male lead vocalist
upbeat lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Love this so much
This was real music 70's & 80's
Great song !!! Great comments too!!! Thank you
I love this song
I've always like David Cassidy's version of this song better. It's on his Higher They Climb album. But this song had to be written before 1976 since that album was released in 1975. BTW album was produced by David Cassidy and Bruce Johnston (writer of this song). I remember hearing Barry Manilow's version of this on the radio and thinking that it should be David's version instead. :D
This song was written by Bruce Johnston, a former Beach Boy. It's not about a person who writes the songs but the spirit of music, the first line "I've been alive forever" rules out mortals. The spirit writes the songs by putting the words into the hearts and minds of songwriters.

Since its a song it doesn't need to be realistic, if you want realism go watch the news.
Nice mellow song.
ezdeals
Written by Bruce Johnston in '76 where Barry, David Cassidy(of Partridge Family fame), and Captain and Tennile all performed it in the same year. Barry's hit #1 for 2 weeks on Billboard.
mr_godbey
This song was not written by Barry, but by a collaborativ e duo; don't remember their names but they were similar to elton john and berniw taupin.
It just dawned on me after hearing this song for almost forty years.....
I really have no idea what the lyrics mean??
I know what they're trying to say, but reality is, they just don't work for me.
Nope.
Doesn't make any sense.

Who is actually writing the songs?
Music?
Who?
Who is I??
Music?
Manilow?

Yeah. Really.
Okay, whatever you say.

Did Manilow or Music write this song?
If not Barry, he better give his royalty check back.

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