As I sit in front of my computer bashing out music, I find I can never truly get the sound that's coming out of my speakers to sound like the music in my head. I sometimes wonder if I'm misrepresenting my music somehow when it doesn't come out quite the way I envision it - other times I am pleasantly surprised by the result. I think, "Does this song represent me?", "Was the song in my head better or worse than how it ended up?" "If I could hook some speaker wires up to my brain, how would the music be different?" I guess what I'm getting at is I'm wondering if you songwriters out there actually feel that your music is really you? Do you feel that you are able to articulate what you hear in your head into actual sounds? Have you ever made a song that perfectly encapsulates what you are about? I for one have never been happy with anything I've done - I feel that it doesn't sound like me at all. Yet I can't say that it's not me either. Most times I'm surprised with the end result, but I'm only happy with it for about a week or so. I have yet to make a song that is representative of me; nothing even close really. Songwriters, what say you?