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A great website that I have used for a while is Some very talented lyricists can be found there and will critique lyrics. Roo, If you ever get stuck on lyrics, send me a pm...I wouldn't mind giving it a shot. My biggest problem is that I cannot come up with a decent melody to save my life! Tony

Originally posted by tpistilli on Tue 08 Sep, 2015

Will do Tony. Thank you!
#712 Posted Mon 14 Sep, 2015 12:59 pm
Totally relate Ryan. Just joined Poetry Soup and really like it so far...thanks for sharing!
#716 Posted Tue 15 Sep, 2015 9:35 am
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If you write music first, lyrics second.... what your going thru is familiar to me. If your a words first kinda guy, the books below are gonna make you far more productive.

To the former. I can write parody and tell lies, and I think it has to do with the process. LIES are no birthed any genuine emotion for me. I dont sit at the piano, feel, then write lyrics to match. THAT is EXACTLY how it all goes wrong for me... I THINK. With Parody i write words and music together, so the emotion thats driving the song is usually being driven by the words. I never get sucked into the issue of feeling like the emotion in the music isn't being fairly communicated by the emotions in the words. Its also easier to remember to drive the lyrics with external details, not rely upon the emotion in the music. After all, emotional words are all about external details.

Bottom line, writing music first is really for the birds.... but 99.999% of the time, the emotional aspect of music come from the music for me. I LOVE music more than words, and that makes lyric writing very backward, and VERY difficult. For Me :)

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#878 Posted Fri 09 Oct, 2015 1:31 pm
If anyone's interesting in Christian music (and I'm not talking about the sappy boiler-plate garbage in the mainstream) I have a few lyrics I've written that I would love to turn into a song. My favorites are Look Upon Me, You Found Me, and A Prophetic Deja Vu. I will put some in my media area. Thanks.
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