To be a Samurai Songwriter, you must first dedicate yourself to The Song.
As a symbolic gesture, say it out loud. “I dedicate my life to serving The Song.”
The Song is a powerful force. It changes people. It makes people laugh and cry. It opens closed hearts. It heals the broken. It calms the angry. And it will be there for you when you need it most. It probably already has.
The reason you are reading these words is because you’ve been touched by The Song.
If you are willing to dedicate your life to music, then you have to prove it. What are you willing to sacrifice to become a Samurai Songwriter?
There is a magical song out there in the wind waiting to be made real. And there are thousands of songwriters right now reaching for it. Why should she let you have her?
This is the where the Samurai Songwriter Code comes in. If your heart is pure and your honor intact, she might let you have her. If you are honest, courageous, practice self-control, and demonstrate absolute loyalty to your purpose, then it is your duty to write The Song.
If your path is overgrown with greed, self-deception, and disrespect, you can try to write The Song all you want. It won’t happen.
The qualities of a Samurai Songwriter can be measured first by the time you spend writing. Here’s where brutal self-honesty comes in. Is there anything you spend more of your time on than writing?
How do I become a Samurai Songwriter, you ask? Start by committing the largest part of yourself to writing songs. Then do whatever it takes to sharpen your songwriting skills. Finally, never quit.