Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 6 7 8
Results 71 to 75 of 75

Thread: Writing Lyrics

  1. #71
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    250
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    463284
    Sign in to disable this ad
    Quote Originally Posted by TAE View Post
    ...when we can let our "real world senses" back off...
    That does appear to be a common theme in many of these experiences.

    But such behaviour comes with a threat to social cohesion. People are, by and large, programmed to "rein in" their "other senses" (giving rein to their "real world senses" may be a more accurate description), resulting in our much valued, but mundane, social regimen swamping and choking our artistic proclivities. The idea of freedom of the mind being considered a threat to society is very thought provoking, in itself. Art is the final bastion of expression, where ideas have been dumped like a toxin in a condemned building.

    And, as we reach into that place with tongs, and withdraw constipated fragments of "creativity", is it a wonder that we struggle? Through our own volition, we flee the freedom of our own mind, afraid of the nature of what we think, and what others think of what we think.

    Thoughts are whispered and intimated tortuously in the mind games of lyrics, then rupture in a hypnotic skirl of rap words, like a noxious gas through a blown gasket. Or a suppressed infant throwing a tantrum, society's child taking after its parent.

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    HOUSTON, TEXAS
    Posts
    639
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 115 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    563186
    Quote Originally Posted by kickingtone View Post
    That does appear to be a common theme in many of these experiences.

    But such behaviour comes with a threat to social cohesion. People are, by and large, programmed to "rein in" their "other senses" (giving rein to their "real world senses" may be a more accurate description), resulting in our much valued, but mundane, social regimen swamping and choking our artistic proclivities. The idea of freedom of the mind being considered a threat to society is very thought provoking, in itself. Art is the final bastion of expression, where ideas have been dumped like a toxin in a condemned building.

    And, as we reach into that place with tongs, and withdraw constipated fragments of "creativity", is it a wonder that we struggle? Through our own volition, we flee the freedom of our own mind, afraid of the nature of what we think, and what others think of what we think.

    Thoughts are whispered and intimated tortuously in the mind games of lyrics, then rupture in a hypnotic skirl of rap words, like a noxious gas through a blown gasket. Or a suppressed infant throwing a tantrum, society's child taking after its parent.
    Win 7 Ult Dell i7 4core 6700ghz 32 GB, 1,2x2, 4 Tb Barracuda HD's running Pro tools 2018 through Allen&Heath Qu-32

  3. #73
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    London
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Really interesting read here and it seems the consensus amongst a lot of songwriters is that the lyrics come after the music. I am no different. Words fit around the music based on the melody you can hear and hum along to when you've got an instrumental base to grow out from. It's encouraging to hear that a lot of people don't view lyrics particularly importantly - I know there are definitely two camps of people on this. I'm absolutely in the opinion that music conveys emotion and it's through this emotion a song connects to a listener. Sometimes, it is indeed the words that will connect a listener to the song more than anything else. But I think the music has to set that emotive context in the first place. It's definitely an interesting topic. As all "art" is subjective, people can take whatever they want from a set of words or phrase. For me, melody > words.

  4. #74
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    422
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    3069961
    I've done a few songs where the lyrics came first, I really like when that happens!

    [edit]
    I forgot to add that I've done a couple of songs after reading friends' poetry. Sometimes one just bites you in the ass and you can hear the song as you read the poem. That's a powerful creationary experience, IMO.
    [/edit]
    Last edited by YellowDwarf; 09-27-2018 at 13:53. Reason: Forgot to say ...
    I've got a fun new Christmas song out, The Elves Christmas Song!

  5. #75
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    799
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked 78 Times in 76 Posts
    Rep Power
    2070909
    I too have written some songs that began with the lyrics. Sometimes....all the lyrics and sometimes just a line or two or three. When I write a complete song, with all the lyrics first.........I find I've pretty much written a poem that needs to be set to music.....which is not good for me music wise......for some reason. It seems more confining to me. If I begin with just the music or just a line or two of lyrics......the end result for me is usually more enjoyable. Just my 2 cents worth.
    Just A Song Writer..........

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Writing lyrics to an existing song bed
    By Rokket in forum Song Writing & Composition
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-23-2010, 05:16
  2. Writing lyrics
    By ido1957 in forum Song Writing & Composition
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 06-11-2009, 09:59
  3. Writing Lyrics for the Music
    By ido1957 in forum Song Writing & Composition
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-11-2008, 16:42
  4. First Time Writing Lyrics
    By bsr2002 in forum Vocal Technique & Processing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-19-2004, 02:06
  5. writing lyrics......
    By mbuster in forum Vocal Technique & Processing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-14-2003, 15:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •