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Since I'm doing FAWM (February Album-Writing Month) (for the first time), and I've just uploaded my first song, and it's Saturday, I'm going to subject you to it.

The song in question is "Twenty-First Century Breakup Song", and it even has an audio track.

Twenty-First Century Breakup Song Copyright Stephen Savitzky. Some Rights Reserved: CC by-nc-sa/4.0. My wife left me early Monday morning, Packed her bags and walked right out the door Sayin' "You don't treat me better Than that wreck you call a truck. I've had it and I won't take any more". Now I spent the evening drinking, feeling sorry for myself I guess that maybe what she said was true But just as I was thinking That things couldn't get much worse My pickup truck drove off and left me too Don't ever buy a self-driving truck If it decides to leave you You'll be clean out of luck But if you ever get one, be sure to treat it right, I wonder who'll be riding her tonight I went in to town next morning on my tractor The road was dusty and it took me half a day I went into the bar and asked if anyone had seen A truck without a driver pass that way. Don't ever buy a self-driving truck If it decides to leave you You'll be clean out of luck But if you ever get one, be sure to treat it right, I wonder who'll be riding her tonight Everybody laughed at me and and said "it serves you right". My pickup met my wife at her hotel; They both cleaned up real pretty And they took off headed west With a red dress and a brand new camper shell Don't ever buy a self-driving truck It might run off with your wife and then You'll be clean out of luck I've just myself to blame because I didn't treat them right, I wonder where they're gonna be tonight.

By the end of yesterday I'd squeezed out a four line verse and what looked like three lines of a chorus. The chorus actually made it all the way into the final song, having acquired two more lines. It took me a most of today to make the verses work, but when I got the last verse to come together I knew it was going to work.

The melody came together in less than an hour. That often happens; I tend to start hearing bits of it in my head while I'm writing. D is an easy key to play, and generally a good one for me to sing in.

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