#1
Okay, so when I am in the process of writing a song, I'm thinking "Hey, this is going great!" And I like it. When I'm done I think "Yeah this song is pretty good!"
But then when I RE-READ it, I find out that it kinda sucks.. Or at least isn't the greatest..

It's kind of a vague thing to discuss about I suppose, but does this happen to anyone else, and do you know why this happens?
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#2
Confidence my friend, you start with a "damn this is good!" but when you keep thinking about it you start making second guesses, my advice is that don't compare yourself to other bands/songs, because that ain't gonna help, self confidence.
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#3
No man you're definitely not alone with that.

When I first started trying to write, I think literally ALL of my first pieces were scrapped once I reread them.

Songwriting takes practice, and hard work to improve. Look closely at your inspirations, don't copy, but learn from how they manipulate words in their favor. Look at a diverse group of writers, and find what styles you enjoy the most. Then just work on sharpening what you write. Don't settle if you're not happy with a certain line, but also try not to over do or over think it.

Most importantly though, get rid of your B.C. Rich Warlock.

Here's some of my favorite lyrics/writers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJLoojS1nr8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMiuITS4tHs
(also from this band, look up Hallelujah, Saintly Rows, and Cal Solomon Blues)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWSZiZN9amU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdI4tYT2OPg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc5kCPJUR7w
#4
Songwriting takes practice, and hard work to improve. Look closely at your inspirations, don't copy, but learn from how they manipulate words in their favor. Look at a diverse group of writers, and find what styles you enjoy the most. Then just work on sharpening what you write. Don't settle if you're not happy with a certain line, but also try not to over do or over think it.

I like the B.C Rich Warlock a lot. It's a great guitar. Plays so well. I ain't leaving it.
I'll try and keep what you have in mind. I'll really 'look' at the lyrics. I guess I'll just have to keep on working harder to achieve what I want. Thanks!


Confidence my friend, you start with a "damn this is good!" but when you keep thinking about it you start making second guesses, my advice is that don't compare yourself to other bands/songs, because that ain't gonna help, self confidence.

I guess that's a way to look at it. But I think that's only half the problem, maybe. Thanks though. I'll look at them a different way.
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#5
I just enjoy bringing it up. If you enjoy the guitar, that's great, I'm just giving you a hard time.

But really just keep at it. Keep honing your skill. Also, keep in mind that it doesn't have to be some deep metaphorical or groundbreaking work of art to be great lyrics. That's why I posted all that All Time Low. He's not writing about anything deep, but damn can he write a line.

"Like a weightless currency, your words don't mean shit to me."