Sometimes, before starting a song a band might say that they are going to play in the key of something. This is so everyone is in the same realm of pitches and everyone can play together cohesively.
That being said, a lyricist should attempt to do the same idea by writing in the “key of a word,” to create cohesiveness.
Now, what exactly does that mean? Well, when writing a song, try picking one overarching word or message – and then make a word bank that directly or similarly relate to the main idea.
So, if your main idea is “how tough work is,” you would probably see words like “sweat,” “tired,” “exhausting,” instead of “fluffy.”
One helpful way to organize ideas and process them is to use a spider-chart, and how all the connecting words branch-off from each other.
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