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Help writing lyrics

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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hi. My dream is to b country singer. I'm not good at writing lyrics all on my own. I really wanna write a romantic song about my girlfriend. My mind is smoking like hell! I was hoping anyone here can help me with writing a song for her. You can give me a head start, just give me ideas I can elaborate, etc, whatever you can do to help, I'd appreciate it. :)
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vglory Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
[name] is pretty; I sing empty things about her
because I didn't want to write this for myself.
If I keep this up I'm going to lose her
and spend most of my life up on the shelf.

[name]'s a generic hottie for all that I care
this is really about how I want to be a star
and the big cowboy hat that I'll get to wear
although if I can't write songs I won't go far.

(Sorry, I was having a bitchy moment)
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: although the parenthetical is a letdown.
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank u so much for giving it a shot. I appreciate ur effort, but i don't use ppls names in my song. That sound's old fashioned. Also, I don't use 2012 words like "hottie". This is a serious song. I'm glad u tried tho. That would sound good in a rap song ;)
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vglory Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I think you may have an irony deficit.
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ideas are the easy part, and as you want this to be about YOUR girlfriend you're much better placed to come up with them than we are.

The hard part is expressing those ideas in lyrical form. Exactly how much of this are you expecting will be done by other people?
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
pretty much just verses. chorus and bridge i can give it my best shot.
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raspil Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Writer
how can we possibly do this? we're not you and we don't know her -- i'm afraid if you want to do this, you're on your own. this shouldn't be something that is difficult if it's from the heart.
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course u dnt know us, but I do suck at writing lyrics and it is possible to get help from here. :)
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raspil Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Writer
alright, you're refusing to understand what i'm saying so i'm going to go over here now
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hmm ok
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Have you ever written music before? I'm not really a musician myself, but a lot of my favourite songwriters start with the music first, then write the lyrics.
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thats exactly what i do but I sill suck :no: i have wrote songs b4 but id go to my mom for editing and improve it. Sometimes only my mom writes it. Right now she works a lot so she can't at this point. Or rarely she can.
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Everyone sucks at the beginning. :) (When I was a kid I once wrote a song on the violin I was really proud of but then it turned out that it was "Silent Night")

So is it just the lyrics you have trouble with, but you can write the music okay?
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm fine about the music. I just suck ass with lyrics. :bleh:
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, maybe have a go at writing a draft of the lyrics, so you can get down the emotions and thoughts that you are trying to convey. You could post them up to DA for people to read and give you suggestions on the phrasing and words. (It's probably also a good idea to record you singing them and put a link to the video in the description. Its hard to judge on lyrics alone without music, some of my favourite songs have 'bad' lyrics that look wierd on paper, but sound great when they are in the song.)
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the main thing i have trouble with is the duration. when i wrote a song about a friend who used me i was so emotional that i just wrote till i got it out of my system which is why its i believe 7 mins. Its a long song and could be boring or idk.
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
I know quite a few good songs which are nearly 7 minutes long. :P Maybe just write it, then you could get peoples opinions about it and which areas could be cut If they think it's too long.
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witwitch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Writer
So what if it's long? Some musicians are famous for writing long pieces of music, like Pink Floyd or Tool, and people enjoy listening to their long songs.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the song going to be as romantic if other people are involved in the process?
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vglory Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Male a list of great things about her
Make a list of things you do together
Established the melody
Jam items from the list into it

Ta da!

I am sure she would rather it was clearly about her and by you than anything else.
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shannor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Song lyrics are just poetry you sing. Write a poem with stronger attention to rhythm than usual :)
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
If you look at most country lyrics, you'll notice that most of it is focused on storytelling and makes good use of concrete imagery. Try to think of a specific moment when you realized how much you loved your girlfriend, something you did together, or some specific detail that reveals the less tangible qualities you love.

I dislike Taylor Swift personally, but I notice on your profile that you like her, and I think she might be a decent model to use, since she does actually follow the general "rule" of using specific, concrete detail to tell a story in her lyrics.
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witwitch Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Writer
Why don't you just try it yourself?

Do you know how people get good at things? By doing it very often, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, and building from there. Don't be afraid of failure. Failure comes before success.

If you don't know how to write lyrics, I am sure there are tutorials on the internet you can use to educate yourself.
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
im honestly not ready for that. i dont wanna do all on my own. i want someone that we cn do it together.
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witwitch Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Writer
You will never be ready for it if you never start it on your own. If you use someone else as a crutch, you will never, ever be ready.

This is why you should use online tutorials.

Have you ever played a game like World of Warcraft? If so, then you know that your crafting skills always begin at 1, but in order to create useful things you must work your way up to crafting skill 375 or greater. Along the way you will make hundreds of crappy, worthless items that no one wants. When you practice enough, though, you will be a master of your craft.
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I see what your getting at but one teensy thing. (i dnt want u to think im picking arguments) i heard that michael jackson's songs were written for him. it was obviously the lyrics too because MJ is not like those songs of wanting things to be better. He was of course a successful singer. Everyone loves his music including me (i dont like him tho). I hear that all of his songs aren't written by him and he was successful. No challenge. I'm just a lil confused about ur statement.
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Lovely-Words Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you going to pay us for writing lyrics for you? Because otherwise, I see no incentive to do it.
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i didn't think of it. i would pay u but i dont know u. i hear its illegal to pay ppl u meet online thru mail unless they give u a product. im not sure they count services like writing lyrics. Unless u know a way i can pay u?
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witwitch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Writer
Michael Jackson was also in the music industry since he was a small child and a professionally trained singer.
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ive been singing since i was 13 and im 18 1/2 now. I've been to open mic, in talent shows and i have a youtube. I'm being professionally trained now. So aint that enough? PLUS, I'm going to 5 towns college in the spring!
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witwitch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Writer
I'm saying that you probably shouldn't compare yourself to Michael Jackson.
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Sandy-aka-SandBox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
im not, considering i dont wanna be anything like that loon. i was just using him as an example. idk any other singers especially country singers who get written for. I'm sure there are but MJ was an example i had in mind.
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