Before starting anything, you want to be in the right framework. The right framework of mind for achieving your goal, and your goal should be in the right frame work for being achieved.
In songwriting, you need to start out with a frame to craft your lyrics in. Just like a house, everything needs to hold together to create something spectacular.
We are going to talk about one element to your inception of lyric writing: the idea.
Your idea should be unique, but also be an idea understood by other people. Getting a car for your 16th Birthday (while is unique) is not something too many people experience.
Your idea can appear as:
- an emotion
- a situation
- a meaning/moral to the story
Once you have settled on an idea that you are passionate about, fine-tune it a bit:
- Can other people connect to it?
- Can and should it be controversial?
- Is it believable?
- Does it have any conflicting mini-ideas attached to it?
- Do you want a song like this on the radio?
Now that you have a good framework and idea, start putting pen to paper!
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