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Apart from SaberWriter's excellence suggestion, I can only offer the old standbys, read lots of lyrics (research), and write lots of lyrics (practice). Writing good lyrics is notoriously difficult. There's a reason why even many hit songs have terrible lyrics. It's also worth noting that even many good songs end up quietly sacrificing at least one of your ...


99% of the time professional songwriters write the lyrics based upon the rhythm created by the melody. There's a famous example of McCartney's Yesterday (from wikipedia link to Yesterday by the Beatles): Upon being convinced that he had not robbed anyone of their melody, McCartney began writing lyrics to suit it. As Lennon and McCartney were known ...

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