Talking to some songwriters, some say that they want their lyrics to tell a story – to be almost cinematic. To be so descriptive that a person can easily understand the meaning of the song.
In the case where you want to make your lyrics absolute – meaning, without confusion as to what it is about – and story-like, don’t forget to add words to describe:
We take these for granted, associating them with what your elementary literature teacher repeated nonstop. However, these points are critical when trying to convey an absolute story-like lyrics nature.
As you are revising your lyrics, look and see if you (or someone else) can easily tell the who, what, when, where, why, and how.
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