Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Axl Rose: Wecome to Writopia

I'd love to ask Axl Rose to write a theme song for Writopia, but I don't think he would grant my request. So I have taken the liberty of giving myself a silly exercise and written the lyrics for him.

The idea for a theme song popped in my head yesterday. La Vida Writopia came to mind, but Ricky Martin's lyrics to La Vida Loca left me cold. I dismissed the idea as too silly, but . . . I'm allowed to be silly, aren't I? So when my I-Pod shuffled to Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses this morning, I was inspired. This song always makes me giggle - it is a mood elevator. I imagine Axl Rose whipping that long dirty blonde hair of his around himself, and I just crack up. Wait! Welcome to Writopia! A song is born . . .

(However, the lyrics aren't much better than La Vida Loca. I wonder if Axl would like my changes?)

Welcome to Writopia

Welcome to Writopia
We got words to spare
We got everything you want
Couches and laptops everywhere
We are the people that can find
Whatever story you need
If you got a character with a conflict
We can spin the tale with ease


At Writopia
Welcome to Writopia
Watch it bring you to your creative zone, please,
I wanna watch you write

Welcome to Writopia
We take it day by day
If you want it, you gotta work
But it's the price you pay
And make friends along the way
Fiction with a dose of
Reality or fantasy, memoir,
Journalism, comedy and tragedy
At Writopia
Welcome to Writopia
Feel your, your, your serpentine
Dreams, dare to dream

Welcome to Writopia
It gets better here everyday
Ya learn ta write a story
With a beginning, middle and end
You'll see that you can finish
You'll take it eventually
You can have anything you want
But with a story arc, please!


And when you're high on writing, you never
Ever want to come down, so down, so down, so down YEAH!

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  1. can't wait to hear it

  2. I love the GNR song but your version was hilarious! Thanks for the funny post. Congrats on your upcoming novel.

  3. Thanks guys for saying hello and I'm glad that you were amused . . . I'm no Weird Al, but it was fun!

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  5. LOOKs great, can't wait to heat that~
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