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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 ...


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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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The best way to start writing poetry is to read poetry. You have to understand what poetry is meant to do. After you are well-versed in poetry then learn meter and the mechanics of poetry. From there, remember, talent and mechanics only get you so far. It takes a lot of editing, revising, and retooling to get the poem just right, or, at least as close to ...



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