Lately I've been having fun recording with different microphones aimed at my acoustic guitar. I know I can get a better sound, and am committed to figuring it out. Mic placement is really huge , and of course having the right microphone helps. I've been playing a song I wrote several years ago titled "Carousel," which could be described as an anthem for the reckless, lonely and broken. The idea came when I noticed how some people really seemed to live their lives like they had a death wish. So the chorus goes:
Riding the carousel to oblivion,
Making real good time to nowhere.
But there's a part of me, that'll never have any fun,
As long as He's not here, living in my heart.
It's not as depressing as it sounds, and when put into an album with another song that responds to the issues this one raises. It works really well.