This is a list of "inspired songs" - songs that resulted from a moment of unique inspiration to the author:
Battle Hymn of the Republic
- "I awoke in the grey of the morning, and as I lay waiting for dawn, the long lines of the desired poem began to entwine themselves in my mind, and I said to myself, “I must get up and write these verses, lest I fall asleep and forget them!” So I sprang out of bed and in the dimness found an old stump of a pen, which I remembered using the day before. I scrawled the verses almost without looking at the paper.
Lyrics written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 during the Battle of Baltimore.