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This Song inspired by ...

This Song was inspired by ...

"Everyday I Write the Book", the words to this song according to Elvis Costello were written in 10 minutes. So I might guess there was about zero inspiration and about the same 'perspiration' that went into this song which somewhat ironically parallels writing and romance. Many great song writers have similar experiences where a song just 'came to them' but for the most part I think songs have some traceable origin, some spark or idea that triggered the imagination of the songwriter(s).
If you check Wikipedia for "songs by source" there are hundreds of links, there's one about real life events, it has 184 pages (songs) alone. As to how many songs were written with a particular person in mind that's a more difficult number to arrive at as many songwriters don't divulge their 'source'. I suspect if we knew, that number would make the 184 pages look like your average shopping list compared to say the &…