Sodajerker on songwriting

Sodajerker is a songwriting team from Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Founded by co-writers Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor, Sodajerker is the creative outlet for two friends raised on the celebrated songbooks of such luminaries as Lennon and McCartney, Bacharach and David, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Goffin and King and The Chic Organisation. Like the profession from which they take their name, Sodajerker use their hard-won skills to conjure artistry from the everyday. Their songs have been heard on radio stations around the world and on a number of film soundtracks. Simon and Brian are also the co-hosts of the Sodajerker On Songwriting podcast, a programme featuring interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters. 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyrics to the song that was inspired by the interview:

The world is saturated with songs 
And we all just nod along 
They have the patter and the beat 
But they're whitebread food to eat 

Unnecessary music 
Why do we produce it? 
Cos it is more fun to do 
Than it is to listen to 

Unnecessary music 
Perhaps it's therapeutic 
But they say a burden shared 
Is a burden doubled 

No idea in there was conceived 
The embryo can't be believed 
It has a head and arms and legs 
But take its pulse you'll find it's dead 

Unnecessary music 
Why do we produce it? 
Cos it is more fun to do 
Than it is to listen to 

Unnecessary music 
Perhaps it's therapeutic 
But they say a burden shared 
Is a burden doubled 

What spurred you on to finish it? 
Put layers on the thinnish bit 
When you had half-written the song? 
Why'd you decide to carry on? 

Unnecessary music 
Why do we produce it? 
Cos it is more fun to do 
Than it is to listen to 

Unnecessary music 
Perhaps it's therapeutic 
But they say a burden shared 
Is a burden doubled