Help with writing song lyrics!!! Please!?

I play a few instruments, (violin, piano, trumpet, and I sort of can play the recorder. I also have garage band, a song making app.) I really would like to have help with the idea of how to start a song, and what to begin with, and tips and ideas. I want to make a song with the same powerful message as, Titanuim, My inner ninja, three feet tall, ect. I want to make it about standing up for yourself. (Like in those songs, sort of) I was bullied a little so I have an idea of how it feels, and trying to stand up for yourself but it never really works out... So can anyone give me tips, on how to make an oringnal powerful, beautiful song?

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  • 7 years ago
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    How to Build a Song/Write a Lyrics Poem From Scratch

    1. What to write about

    Think of something or someone that inspires you

    Something or someone that bothers you

    Something or someone that changed your life

    A person you admire

    A childhood or travel memory

    A small incident in a moment that reversed itself in your life

    Any subject it seems no one talks about

    2. How to write it

    Pick a melody in your head or a catch phrase that you like and just

    flesh it out.

    You can change any song idea after getting stuck for some other new

    angle or different idea. Don't stay stuck long.

    Use your journal. Catch ideas that don't yet fit for later.

    Use a rhyming dictionary, thesarus (directory of concepts!) or

    some creativity exercise.

    Oh yeah....keep doing it. Someone once said "there's no such thing

    as a genius, just someone who practiced 100,000 times".

    3. Format for familiarity

    People often write lyrics as poetry, but fight the usual rhyming and formatting most

    popular songs use. It's your choice, but it also depends heavily on whether your target

    audience is going to "get" your work if you get away from a standard AABA format with

    a solid chorus and hook, or whether the object is to try new creative or innovative ideas.

    In the end, you decide how and what to tell the world. Personally, I believe in choruses,

    familiar rock/country/blues formats and whatever gets your audience to sing along.

    Usually, less is more and repeating a key line once or twice makes a point stand out.

    4. Standing on the shoulders of giants

    Someone somewhere blew you away with a song or two. What was it about

    that song that you liked? Would you like to try and make a song that

    blows people away like that too?

    Emulate your idols without copying, or be inspired by a song you just

    heard on the radio.

    Believe in what you're doing. The only thing the greats (Dylan, Lennon,

    etc.) had in common was the belief that they could change the world by

    doing what they did. They were right.

    5. Exhibit A: an introspective piece called

    13.33 Percent

    Listen to our young son

    Crying on the phone

    Listen to the freedom

    As you’re standing all alone

    And deep down we know

    the reason this is so

    Listen to the lawyers

    Picking wallets to the bone

    Listen in the foyers

    To a home now dead and gone

    And deep down we know

    the reason this is so

    In the face of disaster

    You labeled me a *******

    Now that life’s much faster

    Is it worth the price you’ve asked for?

    The judge awarded custody.

    Life came in so completely, and went.

    Leaving me with just 13.33 percent

    Listen to arraignments

    Just pretend I’m a wanted man

    Listen to state agents

    Try to make a new family plan

    And deep down we know

    the reason this is so

    Listen to accusations

    Not sure of your true intentions

    Listen to revelations

    And the word “love” no one mentions

    And deep down we know

    the reason you let go

    In the face of disaster

    Material your true master

    Now that life’s much faster

    Is it worth the price you’ve asked for?

    The judge awarded custody.

    Life came in so completely, and went.

    Leaving me with just 13.33 percent

    I feel alive but just 13.33 percent

    Laughing Dolphin Music

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Doing song lyrics is just like a poem..

    Just start the song with :

    - the story of the song or the cause

    - how you feel about it

    - the climax

    - the ending/effect

    Hope it helps.. ;)

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