I Wanna Write (Write!)

All you readers who, like me, grew up on 1980’s hair bands remember the classic Twisted Sister song “I Wanna Rock”. I heard this on the radio on New Years Eve and it reminded me what an amazingly profound and lyrical song it was, especially coming from a crazy, make-up covered heavy metal band from Long Island where I lived as a kid.

Then it hit me what a great song it would be to scream out loud for all of us that wish we could be writers, but who know that you can’t really make a living that way… or at least the odds are pretty bad… and you’ll most likely just end up a drunken, depressed mess, living in a van down by the river.

So I edited the words a little bit.  It wasn’t that hard because… well… umm… there are not a lot of words… but make sure you read all the way to the end because there’s some good stuff towards the end.  Now, go ahead and put on your head-banging, big hair and your leopard patterned stretch pants and sing along and have fun! You know you want to!

If you aren’t familiar with the song… well, shame on you… but here’s a video to remind you!

I Wanna Write!

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

Get a life, you say
Well, all I got to say to you is time and time again
I say “No, no, no, no, no, no, no”

Go to work, you say
Well, all I got to say to you when you tell me go to work
I say, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no”

So, if you ask me why I like the way I write it
There’s only one thing I can say to you

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

There’s a feelin’ that I get from writin’ words
And there ain’t nothin’ in the world
That makes me go, go, go, go, go, go, go

Turn the laptop on
I’ve waited for so long so I could write a famous book
So let’s go, go, go, go, go, go, go

When it’s like this I feel the words shootin’ through me
There’s nothin’ else that I would rather do

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
I wanna write!

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
I wanna write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)

I wanna write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)
write!
(write!)

I wanna write!

Good stuff, huh? Now, perhaps if I stopped wasting time on silly posts like this I’d get something accomplished!

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3 responses to “I Wanna Write (Write!)

  1. 🙂 Clever.

    These guys were one of the handful of bands that were at JACK fest or whatever they call it…JackFM is all over the U.S. Anyway, their California location has their annual conncert just down the street from us and we attend every year. (5 out of the 6 they’ve had) and they are always entertaining.

    So I think Twisted Sister was there 3 years ago and we laughed and laughed. Dee Schneider looked scary. They came out in full make-up and only played their 2 songs. I think they played “We’re not gonna take it” about 5 times. Ugh. My friend laughed and laughed. I couldn’t wait for them to leave the stage. However, they have a very memorable video that I do like the beginning…What do you want to do with your life…

  2. How about editing the Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right?” 😉

    Good luck in your new employment venture and keep writing!

  3. … and Write Here, Write Now by Fat Boy Slim!

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