|My stab at writing lyrics
||[Apr. 22nd, 2010|10:43 pm]
|||||a bit buzzed||]|
I can write chord progressions sometimes, strumming or little finger picking thingermambobs... I like 2 of my recent strumming ones though, and I really want to sing to them but I've never written good lyrics. Ugh. Too cheezy, too... similar to eachother... or too... something. Shit I've even had too emo before... pretty gross. I wrote these a while ago, then kept changing it and this is what I have sooo far (way not done and if anyone reads this please leave some input of constructive critisism this song NEEDS it for it must be awesome since I won't sing a song I wrote if it's lame... embarrising that would be. and yoda I am.)
So here's my stab at writing lyrics:
Wait, it Feels like I'll be here for a while
Laxed, cuz things are still
Nothing, that's what I'll do
My wallet is broken
Even my bowl is cashed...
So I sip on a cigarette,
watch the smoke rise as I flick the ash,
lay my head down in the grass
just to feel the warmth of the sun as I exhale
Love is alive in my heart and I feel it beating
Let it jump from mine to yours, just open it up
[maybe voice fill with oohs or la's of sorts] all I wanna do
[guitar, maybe voice fill again]
Don't fill in that blank
Let's go nowhere and just do nothing together
It may turn out to be the best sort of something to do <--that one needs changing but something needs to go there lol maybe... Actually I think it could deal with lots of changing, maybe adding too... I'm not sure.! Need random inspirations. Summer will probably help... especially if I can't find a job in Dearborn. Shitty. I need mulaz.
How do you write lyrics? Everyone has their way I suppose, but I'd like to hear someone else try to explain it more than "oh, what comes to mind." But maybe that's all it really is. I remember when I'd ask dad "how do you listen to a song and know what chords to play?" he says "oh, sometimes the chord sounds familiar and other times you just try things until it works." which wasn't helpful at the time, but that's really all it is anyways haha there's not a good way to really explain it I suppose. Maybe writing lyrics is the same way? I know I'm no poet that's one thing... I just like singing....