This is a quote from "6 Steps to songwriting success. It took five years to get " I Swear" cut. In that time it was passed on by everybody, including the biggest stars in the business. Some of them deny it, but others still remember it. Gary Baker (Hit songwriter). I have played some of my songs for publishers. It gets hard to continue to play a song for publishers after they have said, "No." You start to doubt if your song is really as good as you believe it is. I have one song that I played for a publisher and they didn't like it and I haven't pitched it again. After reading this story I am going to start pitching that song again.