Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Affirms it: People DO Pay Attention to Lyrics

In case you were wondering: yes, people do listen to lyrics. I’ve mentioned on this blog many times that if you take a look at “Worst-Songs-Ever” types of lists (all unscientific, of course, but still…), you’ll find that songs are considered bad, corny, or otherwise unsatisfactory based mostly on the quality of the lyric. There has […]

Turning Thoughts, Feelings and Opinions into Lyrics

Turning a thought or opinion into a lyric is easier if you start by writing a short story. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages will take your songwriting further than you’ve ever taken it before. They include the eBook, “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. Read more.. ____________ In 1967, John Lennon […]

Song Lyrics: Watching a Story Appear

Creating word lists allow your song’s story to appear before your eyes. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle includes this eBOOK: “Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base”. _____________ Here’s something many songwriters can relate to: you’ve got a captivating story or situation, but you can’t form it […]

We Often Rate Songs By The Strength of The Lyric

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ It’s an undeniable fact that the world’s best songs, and hence the world’s best songwriters, are judged primarily on the strength of their lyric. Put simply, there are no songwriters out there who have made a name for themselves as a […]

"Help! I'm Not a Poet… How Do I Write Lyrics?"

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ______________________ There’s nothing like writing lyrics that can make a lot of songwriters feel that they’ve lost the ability to put English words together. And […]