There are several experiences that all songwriters face. Every songwriter has had writer’s block at some point. You either become bored, frustrated, or just plain blocked. Writer’s block is a terrible experience but have you ever hit “that wall”. I know that the wall is considered synonymous with writer’s block most of the time but my definition deviates. Writer’s block is a temporary condition in which you can’t seem to write a song - music and lyrics just don’t flow. It sucks, its painful, its a lot like constipation but it is a cakewalk compared to the wall.
When you hit the wall you feel as if you will never be able to write a song again. Nothing you’ve ever written is good when you hit the wall and you can never come up with anything better or more original than what you’ve already written. You think about it obsessively, you go out and do all the things you would do to halt writer’s block but it won’t work. I recently worked through a year long block where I wrote absolutely nothing and thought my days of songwriting were over. The feeling of hitting the wall is much like a deep depression. I can’t tell you what will work for you but I can give you some ideas as to how to overcome your blockage.