i was recording on audacity and everything was going fine. i saved it and closed it and decided to open up a new one to start a new song where all the writing should be at the top and the menus that scroll down all there are is ???????

does anyone know why this is and how i can sort it?
That is strange. It never happened to me... I hear a lot of complaints about weird things happening with that software. If it keeps happening re-download /install it.