A few days ago I rambled a little about my latest song-in-progress, and how it was challenging me by being almost too easy to write.
I should know better than to say such things in a public forum. Because, of course, now I'm completely stuck. I have a vague idea of what I want to do with the remaining lines, but everything I try either fails to develop the song by virtue of redundancy, or doesn't work at all.
This isn't an unusual problem. When you begin a song, there are all kinds of directions you can take it in. Even if you think you know where you want to go with it, you feel like you have the option of changing course if you trip over an unexpected lyrical idea.
With just a few lines to go, you still have that option ... but to act on it may mean reworking much of what came before. And by that time, you're a lot more emotionally invested in your earlier ideas.
I'll finish this song eventually. I just hope it's sooner rather than later so I can move onto the next one. Whatever the next one turns out to be.