How many of you have sat down and actually written/practiced lyrics before you ever picked up your instrument? I personally have always jammed instrumentally, picked a rhythm I liked, then went in and added the lyrics/voice last. I think I'm going to try and do the opposite a couple times, it might be good practice to try and find the right notes on the instrument to match my voice.
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Drummer gives me the beat, then we think about the lyrics.

To me. Try, you know you want to^

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It's both ways for me. With my band, most of the time our singer writes the lyrics, and I write the riffs and whatnot, although lately we've been coming up with cool riffs and writing lyrics based off of that.

With my solo work, I usually think of a riff, organize it to be a full-length song, and then come up with lyrics based off of how many verses, bridges, post-choruses, etc.
This should be in the Techniques sub-forum. Please read the rules so you know what goes where.

Also, before you go starting a new thread in Techniques you should read around there first, specifically the stickied threads. This topic has been discussed in there already a number of times.