Here is a little reminder of a tip to use when going back and revising your lyrics:
Aims for emotional/psychological consistency. Meaning, the emotional connotations and suggestions of the words (literal or symbolic) all portray roughly the same thing. This might be tough and useless if you are planning on writing an epic poem of a song – but for short singles, this is really effective.
For example: if your song is about happiness and love and you say “I’d kill just to be with you my love” – well, there is some inconsistency. You have a song about love, but a word in the middle the suggests anger.
Look to be consistent ahead of your rough draft by making a word bank of words, and research common symbolism in literature as well as music.
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