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Amber Flynn  
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#1 | Posted: 14 Jan 2013 14:27
I genuinely have so much thoughts and experiences that id love to put into lyrics, but im just finding it so difficult to get them in a correct order, song like im struggling so much, but i want to create a song so much, its as if its locked in my head and just wont make it to paper.
im useless, but im not giving up.
has anyone had this experience at the start or has it always came naturally to you? id really appreciate some replies
Mary McClain  
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#2 | Posted: 14 Jan 2013 16:18
Hi Amber,

Just stay at it. It can be hard to get thoughts and experiences in the correct order. What might help is starting a writing journal. Not all thoughts/experiences are going to go together but if you have a journal you can put the thoughts/exoeriences together that do fit with each other. By keeping a journal, it helps so you don't get overloaded and forget something that might inspire a song.

As for me, writing is natural. Every writer will at some point or time have an experience where they cannot get their lyrics in the correct order. When that happens, it can be the pressure they put on themselves that is causing the issues. Best thing to do is to walk away, relax, and come back at a later time. The time away can/does help.

Mary
Kevin Field  
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#3 | Posted: 15 Jan 2013 15:11
Hello Amber,

Don't worry Amber I think everyone has their own issues with song writing. Mine is that I once I get started on one song I end up starting about several different partial songs all at once and then failing to bring the first one (and it's babies) into any kind of order. Mary M will testify to this as she has seen my dodgy werewolf offshoot song!

So banging on comes naturally to me, whereas brevity, planning, completing things and finishing a song doesn't.

Like Mary says, the journal thing's a good idea, if it's 'train of thought' it doesn't matter because as long as you can roughly 'chunk' it up into themes, you can team up with someone on here who will help you structure it and tease it out with you into a song. So technically you've started on the path to getting a song done by appearing on here.

Chin up

Kevin
Matthew Hickman Male  
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#4 | Posted: 15 Jan 2013 15:20
The way I get round Songwriting is just think about how you are feeling and your emotions, most famous singers do, for example: Katy Perry, she writes songs about her emotions and things going on around her, I am also her Biggest Fan!

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Mary McClain  
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#5 | Posted: 15 Jan 2013 15:47
Yes, I can say I've seen Kevin's werewolf song. It was different! We all have weaknesses when it comes to writing. The big thing you can do is not get discouraged from what you enjoy doing. Just staying at it. Word structure, word order, and the whole bag of tricks will come when you get more knowledge about what your doing.

Another reason a journal is a good idea is because you can come back to the song at a later date when you feel it's the right time to work on it. I have things in my journal that I haven't worked on in 20 years. I feel like timing is a key in writing a good song. Don't sweat the small stuff!
Matthew Hickman Male  
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#6 | Posted: 16 Jan 2013 03:57
From the Katy Perry: Part of Me (The Movie), she said "Thank you for believing in my weirdness", it persuades you to never give up know matter what gets in your way.

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morti meni  
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#7 | Posted: 16 Jan 2013 09:46
1- in the begining, it better you write in your favorite style( remember who is your favorite vocalist)

2- listen to his/her nonvocal song while you are writing your own lyric

3-write simple

4-rewrite it & rewrite it

i was chemist then i got dramatist & then i became a vocalist

in my first Album i chose philocophic poems of ommar khayyam
& mixed them , you can hear them in my page but they are my great mistakes
because lyric should be simple but those lyrics were n't simple

in my second album i chose romantic poems of sohrab sepehri
& i was inspired him, i 'm practicing them but i just love one song
it has style of omar khayyam's poem & it has meaning of sohrab sepehri's poem
i call it " Evermore Green" i will recored them at the end of summer

for next Album:
i changed my own symbolic - surrealistic scenario to a lyric & called it "Seek a remedy for love land"
but i had limited time for explain my aim, my symbols is not simple
i 'm a chemist & mix words , i can't write same others
sometimes people don't understand my aim, even sometime i don't understand
my own aim;

Over there/ most people / could not stand
with high Tech / keeled over to come back
They removed/ all of/ Intentional foals
Those robots/ were slave /of their goals

what is meaning of " keeled over to come back "
i don't know , i write for enjoy & sing for enjoy
Matthew Hickman Male  
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#8 | Posted: 18 Jan 2013 15:08
morti meni
Yeah ok

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