I remembered when I was a kid, once my father started to turn on the radio, I don't know, for some reason, I get to know the lyrics right away, even the title just by listening on it in. We don't have internet before so memorising a song was a struggle, though for some they really bought the songbook to get the guitar cords as well.
Moving on, I love writing the song I loved on my notebook and we used to sing with my friends if we see each other every weekend. It's like, that's our mp4 before hehe.. Then It started when our teacher asked the class to write a song as our project. I guess it helped me a lot because my family loves to sing specially my father. It felt great not because i was the first who submitted the song but the feeling that you wrote something that comes from your heart and its your original song, it just felt great! It also influenced me of jazz music. I can't start writing without my jazz collections playing.
How about you experts? Have you tried writing a song? Oh I would love to hear your stories! Thanks.