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Old 07-29-2015, 12:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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ZDG, read these lyrics from Rush. They were written by Neil Peart, the lyric writing genius of all times. Follow the format. You'll learn to understand what it means to write. Listening to other artists is one of the keys to being a great artist.

"The Fountain Of Lamneth"

My eyes have just been opened
And they're open very wide
Images around me
Don't identify inside
Just one blur I recognize
The one that soothes and feeds
My way of life is easy
And as simple are my needs

Yet my eyes are drawn toward
The mountain in the east
Fascinates and captivates
Gives my heart no peace
The mountain holds the sunrise
In the prison of the night
'Til bursting forth from rocky chains
The valley floods with light

Living one long sunrise
For to me all things are new
I've never watched the sky grow pale
Or strolled through fields of dew
I do not know of dust to dust
I live from breath to breath
I live to climb that mountain
To the Fountain of Lamneth

Look! The mist is rising
And the sun is peaking through
See the steps grow lighter
As I reach their final few
Hear the dancing waters
I must be drawing near
Feel, my heart is pounding
With embattled hope and fear

Now, at last I fall before
The Fountain of Lamneth
I thought I would be singing
But I'm tired...out of breath
Many journeys end here
But, the secret's told the same
Life is just a candle and a dream
Must give it flame

The key, the end, the answer
Stripped of their disguise
Still it's all confusion
And tears spring to my eyes
Though I've reached a signpost
It's really not the end
Like Old Sol behind the mountain
I'll be coming up again
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Those are pretty good lyrics. I think just diving into poetry/lyrics helps with writing them because you get a better idea of what to expect. Really helps with speeding up the creation process imo.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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ZDG, there are some introductory lyrics that come before the ones I just posted, so wait for the bulk of the lyrics that I've provided for you:

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Old 08-14-2015, 05:21 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I am new to the forum (I don't know if this is the right section to post this, sorry if it isn't) and I'm trying to write songs, but the problem here is I have no clue how to do it.

I have various topics I'd like to talk about and when I try to write them down I just don't make an order, I can make some sentences very long and then some very short, they don't really rhyme and when I try to come up with a beat for the song I just can't avoid singing my lyrics in the rhythm of other songs I like.

I'd like to have advice on how to actually write songs and come up with my own rhythm to sing them instead of just using rhythms of other songs. Thank you.
Well there are multiple factors that go into song writing. There are the actual rhymes, the rhythm, and then there is the subject matter.
A great starting point is to actually do what you've kinda been doing already. Take the melody of a song you like and try rewriting the song with your own lyrics. Although you can't really put this song out as your own it is a great starting point to get the juices flowing lyrically without thinking too much about the music. If you play an instrument you can always go back and tweak the music to make it your own. There is no shame in doing this. Everyone has to draw inspiration from something else.
As far as rhyming techniques, pull up a rhyming dictionary on your computer and try creating short phrases of rhymes and challenge yourself to make rhymes that make sense. If you can't at first it's okay. Just keep working and challenging yourself.
Also spend some time studying the songs you enjoy. What is it that makes them catchy and memorable?
And at the end of the day, just start writing. Your first few songs are going to suck. That's just a part of the process. The sooner you just dive in the sooner you will learn to swim.

Best of luck! You can do it!
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I think the best way to write music is not to think about it too much. Just kind of jam and let whatever you think appear in your lyrics and vibe. I think this is an honest method because then you can go back and listen (I record these jams) to what came to you at the moment and then build from there. Like you can hum a tune and it can turn into a song. Just keep with it and something can come out of it.
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