i have written and done all the music for literally all of my bands songs, we have like 9 songs with all rhythms laid out on bass and i have written all of the lyrics.. and i sing them all too. i want to start gigging with the band really soon... we were supposed to start like 3 or 4 times but we cant ever get a song done because the guitarist wants everything to be more complex than it is and he constantly adds stuff to everything.. and we end up wasteing our practice time and i end up just getting confused about it all. i dont want to tell him that he has to do what i want for everything... but seriously its become impossible to finish a song. currently we have no songs done and 12 with all lyrics all rhythms in them but we just cannot get them done. maybe he needs everything to be perfect and a giant work of art before its done... but i just dont see what hes seeing. we are also very very close friends so i dont want to just get a new guitarist. how can i get him to see hes just making everything too complicated and that if he wants to ever make a song with all those bells and whistles and 10 riffs why cant he write it and ill gladly root note for him if thats what he wants.