... only to realize that it already sounds like some song i already know, by someone else.
never before have i ever had it happen in reverse, that i write something, and then literally YEARS down the road, come across a song that i know that there was NO way i could have heard before or during the writing of a song, but that it sounds IDENTICAL.
such is the case with the firstest song i almost wrote to completion, "hidden truth", and Dandy Warhols' "sleep". when i first heard the picking of the guitar and how it was going, the speed, the inflection and everything, how it does it normally one time through the chord progression, then rushes it a bit during the second... i was shocked that we had actually recorded my song, i certainly hadn't remembered it... then it clicked that i HADN'T recorded it.
any of The 'Stairs has access to the song, check it out.... it's freaking creepy. i was even singing along to it, but with the words i had written... definitely drastically different from theirs...