Tips And Hints

This is just a quick guide on how you could write lyrics or show you a different perspective.

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When I first wrote lyrics I was going through a rather "down" stage in my life and writing lyrics helped me express my emotion, here are my first ever lyrics: Whispers of emotion and sorrow filled dreams lead to questioning of life and internal screams. Unspoken words and forgotten tears to go with broken hearts and eternal fears. As you can see these lyrics reflect the way I was feeling at that time, and that is a good way to write. Just write about how you feel, It doesn't have to be amazing. The way I write lyrics is to think of two words that rhyme for example glass and past, then I will find something to put in the middle, trial and improvement until I find something I think is good, eg: Looking through the frosted glass, reminds of the lonely past. They were made up on the spot but as you can see, Ive made the two lines fit together. For beginners, this may be hard, but again, just trial and improvement will get you on your way. The best thing to do is not to try and force yourself to write lyrics. Sometimes it takes me a couple of minutes to write a verse and other times it could take me hours to come up with a decent couple of lines, If you force yourself, most of the time the lyrics won't be as good because they won't be "true" to how you are feeling. I always struggle to write full songs, I write 4 line verses all the time but they don't go together, usually because I was feeling different at the time I was writing them. If you are wanting to write a song, first of all brainstorm all the ideas you can think of to write a song about, then pick one, and only do one, don't do more than one song at a time otherwise your messages could get confused. In this example I will use Eating as a subject. After you have chosen your subject, write down things that are associated with that subject, (at this stage just write down single words, we will join them up later) Food Fun Fat etc. Now you have all the words for your chosen subject, try and string some of the words together or think of a rhyme, for my example; Eating food is really fun, I like burgers in a bun. Obviously that isn't song material but as an example it gives you a rough idea on how you could write a song. The chorus of a song is probably the most remembered part because it is supposed to be catchy, the chorus should be the main part and back up your chosen subject the most, eg: Eating is great, but I'm not fat, ooh a pie, I'll have some of that! The chorus usually has a catchy melody as well, so if you play a musical instrument like I do, (I play guitar). Think of a catchy melody and make the melody fit to the lyrics, not the other way round, otherwise the lyrics could be all jumbled up into one big sentence. If you don't play an instrument then just think of a melody in your head, which is just as good. Lyrics do not have to rhyme, granted, it is the easiest and my favourite way to write, but I think that sometimes lyrics that don't rhyme can have more feeling in them, If when you are writing your lyrics you can't think of a rhyme, don't change the lyrics, because then you could be changing your main subject and this would confuse people. I hope that helped, any feedback is welcome.

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    Kizzer00901
    This article was aimed at beginners who want to get their rhyming skills better, I know its not the best for overall song writing but I hope it helped, Thanks for reading .
    Glob79
    This lesson really help thanks Here is what i came up with "Time goes on and i guess we'll see If that's the man I was born to be I'll try real hard to make it true I'll try real hard cause I love you" IS the good?
    Symph.Core
    Breaking Away Aint So Easy Suicidal, Going Crazy Screaming In Me Just Break Free Release the Demon in me.. My bands Song
    red core bass
    i cant go on i need to go the time has come for me to go what do you think its about suicide lol i have a full song but i dont want anyone nicking my lyrics lol
    red core bass
    i cant go on i need to go this time has come for me to go what do u all think its about suicide (not my own suicide)
    Glob79
    Glob79 wrote: This lesson really help thanks Here is what i came up with "Time goes on and i guess we'll see If that's the man I was born to be I'll try real hard to make it true I'll try real hard cause I love you" IS the good?
    I ment"Is This good"
    HannibalX
    Chill. wrote: I love writing lyrics, here is what i came up with: "another cannon gone bipolar,stripped down...cant get much lower, quicksands got no sense of humour and Im still laughing."
    Symie wrote: Awesome lyrics Chill. It's almost exactly like Shinedowns Sound of Madness! Their's goes like this: "Another loose cannon gone bipolar,stripped down...Couldn't get much lower, quicksands got no sense of humour and Im still laughing like hell."
    bwahahahahahah
    Symie
    Awesome lyrics Chill. It's almost exactly like Shinedowns Sound of Madness! Their's goes like this: "Another loose cannon gone bipolar,stripped down...Couldn't get much lower, quicksands got no sense of humour and Im still laughing like hell ."
    Chill.
    I love writing lyrics, here is what i came up with: "another cannon gone bipolar,stripped down...cant get much lower, quicksands got no sense of humour and Im still laughing."
    mrvosa
    Seems like your aim was mainly to rhyme... it has a lil bit of depth but i feel there's room for improvement black series....
    roland_96
    It gets the basic idea, but their really should be an article on how not to make every song sound like a love/breakup song. Okay Article.
    definedbytime1
    I say I do the opposite of what you do when rhyming. I write a line down then find out what rhymes with it. "Words can not be taken back, only be covered with new. Momentos of our dead love are becoming so few." Something that I wrote. I usually try to connect the rhyming words with a line between.
    Elmo luvs u
    very nice I do the same as you when i write and think of words that rhyme first ( i must say that even though you dont think its song material "Eating is great, but I'm not fat, ooh a pie, I'll have some of that!" would be gud fun to sing! )
    Mettliccaa
    [quote]fender351 : "Eating is great, but I'm not fat, ooh a pie, I'll have some of that!" I lol'd =D /quote] I second this. Nice article.
    blackSseries
    this is a little different but i also use how im feeling at the time and i wrote this verse while i was on a boat in the middle of the gulf of mexico for my wife - not much rhyming - "its a long and dusty road" "i just wish that you were here" "your face i cant recall" "but your memory is always here" "but baby wont you call" "just let me know your near" just something a little different
    Dionysius8421
    Sitting oe'r the blackened dell Satan's legions come from hell Fly to strike me down at last It's not poss'ble, I'm too fast. Yeah, this pretty much freaking rocks (lesson and that thing) One thing is missing. The couplet by Abdul Alhazred. That is not dead which can eternal die And with strange aeons even death may die.
    fender351
    "Eating is great, but I'm not fat, ooh a pie, I'll have some of that!" I lol'd =D