Clock alarm declares a brand new morningThey said I could never do it. They thought me mad, MAD, but I showed them all. Now my song and I will RULE THE WORLD.
I lie awake brainstorming
How I will use the day
So, yeah, I finally found a rhyme. The new line doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as the old one, but I like that I've worked the word "I" in there. (Or "I'm." I may substitute "I'm half awake, brainstorming." We'll see.) I figure I've at least broken even.
This is not an exemplary turn of phrase. It doesn't break new ground or present some brilliant new insight. It does, however, allow me to keep "Clock alarm declares a brand new morning," which sounds more poetical than I usually manage for setting-the-scene passages like these.
And it only took two days.
This is the point where I decide not to think about the songwriters I've known who could write an entire song in the car on the way to the bank.