“It Will Rain”: How to Create Emotions in Song Lyrics

Simply describing emotions usually isn’t enough – you need to create them. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Recently I wrote about the importance of writing a lyric that can make an emotional impact on a listener. I want to look a bit […]

Song Lyrics: the Beauty of "Light-Duty" Metaphors

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and discover why good lyrics are good. __________________ There are very few song lyrics out there right now that tell a story in a literal way. We know that verse lyrics need to describe situations and lay out a story line, but if you look at lyrics […]

How the Right Lyric Can Fuel the Listeners' Creative Mind

Stop struggling… START WRITING GREAT SONGS! Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” e-book bundle ________________  You just can’t over-estimate the importance of a good lyric. If we ever think that a song is corny, or bad, or just plain missing the mark, more often than not we’re talking about a bad lyric. It’s important that […]

Developing Better Lyrics: Tips and Techniques

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Good lyrics are just a part of the picture. To learn all the essential secrets of great songwriting, click here. _______________ Unless you are a poet, your song lyric should be constructed using plain, everyday language. That’s certainly not to say that your lyrics […]

Combining Song Topics Can Result in a Unique Lyric

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Anything that elicits an emotional response can be the source of a good lyric. We usually like to draw on positive, upbeat emotions, so you’ll find more songs describing love than any other. But there are other great song topics: social activism, the climate, […]

The Dangling Metaphor: Why Your Lyric May Not Be Working

by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Gary’s e-books can get you writing the music that you’ve always wanted to write. They’re downloadable, and available here. _______________________________ It’s important to note right at the start that good lyrics are not necessarily poetry. A poem can make a fantastic lyric, but it’s much […]