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Old 04-12-2006, 06:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm new to the forum, but thought i'd ask people their opinion on lyrics. I'm totally cryptic alot of the time...and pretty depersonalized. I don't use 'me' and 'I' alot. I mean, its stems from my philosophy on lyrics, that if something's tangible and easily said, there's no point in writing a song about it (for me anyhow), but they can be kind of unintelligible. If you know what they're about I've been told they're good, but then I keep thinking 'if your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt'...maybe they don't speak for themselves.

I was wondering if there are any people who have a similar lyrical style, and how they cope with keeping their lyrics 'grounded' and intelligible without them becoming contrived and cliche?
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, I accidently started two threads. I'm a total moron!
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like my music to be personal so I prefer using "I" and "me" in songs. It makes it seem more real somehow!
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Old 04-13-2006, 05:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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none of you people can write songs. i dont like people with egos. assume they can write songs. look up long words in the dictionary to make themselves sound smart. everyones so grossly friendly. ugh.
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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what does your name mean, skiesofganymede? j/w
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Um, was that directed at me ledzeplinrulz??? Oh well, if it was, fair enough. I totally agree with your comments and I'm constantly plagued with thoughts that it applies to me more than anyone. *puts away dictionary*, so thanks for the heads up on at least one lyrical faux pas.

And crazy luv, the name comes from a quote from cowboy bebop (manga), "a woman's heart is as fickle as the skies of ganymede" - Jet Black. Okay, so I'm female, and something tells me I should take offense to that, but Jet's a cool character, and its a good ol' quote, me thinks!

And wow, appart from that, nobody's any help! but thanks for trying, or at least giving the post a passing glance and ignoring it.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ledzeppelinrulz
none of you people can write songs. i dont like people with egos. assume they can write songs. look up long words in the dictionary to make themselves sound smart. everyones so grossly friendly. ugh.
I've noticed you've made alot of negative comments on this forum towards songwriters and yet you still don't post your own lyrics. Which is extremely stupid I think, you bitch about certain people calling themselves writers and treat it like its some title that makes you special and you can only be a writer if you're this good. Quit being so eltist about the term if you don't even post your own lyrics to be judge.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah ***nameade whatever post one of your songs, we'll asses it and then tell you how to improve your songs. but apparently we cant write songs so you may as well just ignore us anyway.
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Old 04-19-2006, 03:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you write songs, then you are a songwriter. How talented you are at it is a totally different matter. Galymede (I think I got that right) post a song on here and let some REAL ( ) songwriters judge it.
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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there's nothing wrong with the way you write your poetry. (note: Keyword: YOUR) If you like it, it really doesn't matter.
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