#1
just wondering, where do some of you songwriters of the pit, get your inspiration for songwriting?
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#2
When I was little my mom dropped me on my head.
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#3
Strong emotions.
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#4
auto-erotic asphyxiation. it really gives me ideas.
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#6
I am an inspirationless hag. I can't get inspiration from anything. The only thing that helps me with songwriting is trying to copy new songs I hear by ear. It almost always transforms into something else entirely.
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auto-erotic asphyxiation. it really gives me ideas.

fail

EDIT: also, I really hope you don't kill yourself. That would suck for you and everyone that knows you. lol
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#8
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#9
If any of you guys have seen the White Stripes documentary, Jack White says something really interesting, something along the lines of "Not everyday you'll wake up, the clouds will part, rays of heaven will come down and you'll write a song from it. Sometimes it's just work."

But obviously, some of the best music ever written has been inspired by single moments or reactions, I personally think it's always gotta be something you don't look for
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auto-erotic asphyxiation. it really gives me ideas.


yea man just ask david carradine
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#12
Personally I like to write songs that reflect a story or a place. Looking at scenic pictures always helps
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#13
I don't think this should go in the songwriting forum, this is more about personal opinions and habits than any kind of advice.

Strong emotions, although that's best after I've gotten over them; art with a strong mood or atmosphere; walking around rural streets at night or dusk; dreams; and other music.

For lyrics specifically, there's also things I give a shit about enough to write a song about, often things happening in the world or the weird ways peoples' minds work; or random phrases I find that evoke strong imagery.

Sometimes the music I've written will suggest imagery, so then I use that imagery as a metaphor for whatever I actually want to talk about. Because of this I've recently written a song using an underwater carnival as a metaphor for corrupt news media. Not entirely sure how well it works.
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#14
I get my inspiration from random moments of inspiration that are unprovoked.

This is the reason why I've only written 2-3 lyrics that were any good.
#15
lately ive been getting inspiration from the most random events. a couple of weeks ago, i was looking outside and saw a bird catch a worm, and thought to myself "man, fuck the early bird, the mid-afternoon bird caught this worm" and then proceeded to write a song with that very title. no lyrics yet, but the guitar is just about finished.

and just the other day i saw this show on tv about all the horrific evenths that could happen on earth in the next 100 years, and for some reason it made me think of nuclear holocaust, and i wrote a song with a mood very similar to the idea of that
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#16
I get most of my inspiration from poop jokes and porn. And sometimes from poop porn and jokes.
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#18
Solitude. My best stuff comes out late at night during weeks where nothing is really going on and I've been alone a lot. Sometimes I get really deep into it and even observing simple stuff brings inspiration. Even watching my roommate's cat playing with a beer bottle cap almost brought me to tears just because of the way it so beautifully celebrated it's existence with such simplicity.

If you really want to write some good stuff, learn to live in solitude. Get to where you feel a distance between yourself and everyone else, and then when you're deeply in thought, begin to write and express things as if no one has ever tried to express them before.
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#19
Sometimes new music, sometimes film, most of the time insomnia.
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#20
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Solitude. My best stuff comes out late at night during weeks where nothing is really going on and I've been alone a lot. Sometimes I get really deep into it and even observing simple stuff brings inspiration. Even watching my roommate's cat playing with a beer bottle cap almost brought me to tears just because of the way it so beautifully celebrated it's existence with such simplicity.

If you really want to write some good stuff, learn to live in solitude. Get to where you feel a distance between yourself and everyone else, and then when you're deeply in thought, begin to write and express things as if no one has ever tried to express them before.

Wow this was honestly inspirational to read. I mean this in all honesty.
grok it.

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