Another aspect you want to consider when regarding the framework of your song is where it will start, and where it will finish.
Sometimes, the toughest part of writing a song is knowing where and how to start. What will be that opening line and will it grab the audiences’ attention? A way around this is to start writing the “middle” and then come back to the beginning.
However, we are going to tackle this straight-on and discuss how we can have a strong opening for our lyrics.
Your start should be unique, grab attention, and lead us quickly down the path into establishing the “who, what, when, where, why” of the song. Think of all the novels and storybooks you have read in the past – you can probably even recall the first sentence because of its unique qualities.
To draw inspiration, your start can appear as the following:
- A question
- A request
- A provocative statement
- A greeting
- An image
- A perspective
- A date/time
- A location
Remember, a beginning is as strong as the passage that follows. So, make sure that the start can easily transition into the “body” of your song and help deliver your message across musically.
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