Think, Think, Think, Pause, Aha!: A Creativity Technique for Writing Song Lyrics and Titles

We’ve all had this experience: You’re in a conversation. As the other person is talking, you have a thought you want to share. But when it’s your turn to talk, suddenly you can’t remember it. “Hang on a second,” you say. “It’ll come to me.” Then you think and think and think and think and…Continue reading “Think, Think, Think, Pause, Aha!: A Creativity Technique for Writing Song Lyrics and Titles”

How to Write Lyrics That Are Both Meaningful and Memorable

The best lyrics say something meaningful in a memorable way. That’s the balance we’re all trying to strike in our writing. But often when we succeed in getting one half of the equation, we lack the other: Problem #1: Your lyrics sound poetic but say nothing Problem #2: Your lyrics say something but lack poetryContinue reading “How to Write Lyrics That Are Both Meaningful and Memorable”

I Wish I Wrote That: “Signed, Sober You” by HARDY

I love it when a song just levels me with sheer craft. Like… it’s so good, it makes me mad. But it also makes me smile. And I can’t decide whether I want to pick up a guitar or throw in the towel once and for all. Yes, when that happens you know you’ve stumbledContinue reading “I Wish I Wrote That: “Signed, Sober You” by HARDY”