How do you put a lid on all the songs you know in your head and keep them OUT of the original songs you want to write? Every time I try and write something, put chords together, I find myself drifting towards a song buried in my subconscious! I write then look at what I've written and say to myself, ' did I just re-write Happiness is a Warm Gun? dang '

The ironic thing is, when I try and clear my mind, get away from the radio and sheet tab... then I can't think of anything... What do you think? Does this just happen to me, or do you find it happening to you too? Any suggestions?
i also would like an answer to this
one time i wrote a riff i thought was pretty awesome then i realized it was almost the same as Assassin by Muse

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