S.A.C. Songwriting and Blogging Challenge - Week 1

This week's challenge has a couple of parts.  The first is to identify 3 song titles, 3 themes and 3 opening lines that strike me as interesting for existing songs.  The second part is to come up with 5 titles, 5 themes and 5 opening lines of my own.  The 3rd part is to write a song using one of those titles, themes or opening lines and to have it completed by Monday, February 24th.

I've now completed parts 1 and 2 of this week's challenge;


  1. The Greedy Ugly People -  Hefner
  2. Karma Police - Radiohead
  3. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash


  • This Side Of The Ground
  • How The West Was Lost
  • Sober Second Thought
  • A Seed In The Wind
  • Analysis Paralysis


  1. Death/Dying - (Knockin' on Heaven`s Door - Bob Dylan)
  2. Perspective - (Do You Realize - The Flaming Lips)
  3. Longing/Depression - (Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths)


  • Beauty of Nature
  • Regret
  • Warning about the future
  • Anticipation
  • Super Heroes


Opening Lines:

  1. "It's so cold this morning that my breath comes out like steam." - (She Doesn`t Belong To Me - Pete and the Pirates)
  2. "Lover now that you've left me I'm glad you're unlovely." - (Love To A Monster - Okkervil River)
  3. "I am a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my day." - (Man of Constant Sorrow - Traditional)


  • "Atheism is a non-prophet organization."
  • "I have a half million reasons to leave you."
  • "I was a fool to think I understood."
  • "The elephant in the room just farted."
  • "The waves of Civilization continuously crash against the shores of time."