A thing to consider as you write you lyrics is how you want the song to “live on,” in many forms or otherwise. This comes from the fact that while you can have great lyrics, it won’t have any strength without good melodic writing or rhythmic phrasing/flow.
NOTE: this is no insult to hip/hop music or any musical genres that contain rap-style singing. I enjoy that kind of music. This is just to explain the limitations.
But say that you wrote a song that you hope people will enjoy so much that they’ll cover it. In addition, you hope that people will do the cover versions in a variety of genres. Instrumental, jazz, rock, folk, etc.
Unfortunately, that will be difficult if the lyrics do not have a proper melody. If the lyrics just live on a single pitch, it will be hard to make the music “live on” without the lyrics.
Unless you are aiming for a hip-hop song, I suggest that as you are writing your lyrics you keep a melody in mind.
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