12 Jun Featured Artist | Susan Begbie | Life Is Precious
Susan Begbie is a lyric writer of Indian descent, born and brought up in Singapore. She made Ballarat (in Victoria) Australia her home and started a family with her husband Peter. “Life is Precious” was written when she was going through the grief of losing precious family members.
My friend reminded me that life is precious and we should live a true life and not live a charade.
What’s the story that inspired you to write the lyrics for “Life Is Precious”?
One day, I was having a coffee with a friend. It was a spur of the moment catch up. After the pleasantries, we talked about life in general and our experiences. We talked about how sometimes we do things or remain in situations that we are unhappy about. My friend reminded me that life is precious and we should live a true life and not live a charade.
Do you have any special techniques for writing songs?
I do not have any technique to writing songs. One day while driving my car, the words came to me and I went home and wrote them down. I then shared them with another friend. I was advised to change one word but nothing else. So no technique, just inspiration.
Are your lyrics always drawn from life experience?
Yes, my lyrics are true to my own life. I find myself a people pleaser and I should learn to please myself. Life is precious because in 2017, I lost suddenly my mother in law, a cousin in law, my mother and a very dear Aunt. All 4 in a year.
Some say it’s impossible to write while in the middle of emotional turmoil, while others seem to require it. Where do you find your writing inspiration?
I write in the middle of turmoil. I wrote this song when I was going through grief and wrote another one called “Angel Of Mercy” on the first anniversary of losing my mother.
Vivian StembridgePosted at 20:21h, 12 June
“just inspiration” – thanks for sharing your inspiration in song Susan. Beautiful lyrics. Awesome job Demo My Song
Ashley WilkinsPosted at 20:26h, 12 June
Writing music has gotten me through some very hard times also. It’s a beautiful song Susan!
Shoshana KentPosted at 12:19h, 13 June
Beautiful song, Susan. I love the words, the refrain and the music. Beautifully sung. Once again, Demo My Song scores.
Sharla MatthewsPosted at 13:41h, 13 June
“Living a life so true. No more pretending.” Those lyrics really hit me. Living true to yourself is no easy task in our complicated world! Beautiful song.
Scott FraserPosted at 14:20h, 13 June
I relate to this song. I lost my mom a few month ago. Thanks for sharing with us all
Rachel IveryPosted at 16:34h, 14 June
I Like your song experience I do to like to sing songs from the heart of experience….