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Old 07-25-10, 09:30 AM   #1
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...been fiddling with this song off and on for more than a year. Squeezing lyrics out has been painful. I tend to do that though with some songs. I get the first idea and some great lyrics or melody and then....nothing - I can't close the deal. I added another verse to this one recently that I like quite a bit, but it needs more to be fully realized.

Anybody else have this problem?
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honestly no, because i only write songs when i have inspiration, and never leave them unfinished. if i do, i COMPLETELY abandon them and start over. but all people are different, not to mention my songs aren't all that good anyways
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At this point I would settle for one more verse. I could make that work. I like this one very much and want to complete it so I'm not giving up on it just yet. I have a decent chord progression, and a decent verse. It just needs a little more fleshing out.
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oh no i wasn't saying abandon it! not after all that work. i was only pointing out what im known to do =P i think you should DEFINITELY keep at it. perhaps try to recapture your original inspiration?
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I find I write the best lines when I am not even thinking about it. I have created my best lyrics walking in parking lots, riding my bike - just doing almost anything other than trying to write. The lines just pop into my head and repeat them until I can write them down.
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Trying getting yourself back into the specific feeling and thought of the topic you're writing about. What are the different emotions that you are feeling? What do you want to say about it to describe to your audience how you feel? In what way do you want to describe it? Can you make any analogies about the emotion?
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I just saw that MelodyBunny left a reply here. Sorry I missed it.
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I rarely write more than one verse and maybe a hook or bridge on a good day. I work on the first verse and then experiment with chord progressions before i move on. Many many times I will begin recording a song before i even have a second verse. Then I can work out layers of instruments and that usually motivates me to write more lyrics. Depends how good its going before I decide if I'll continue or shelf it.
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I agree, it's the feeling I have to keep. The right place helps too. I write stuff that can be SO good, but not have just the right last few lines. Sometimes it takes me a year to finish if I lose the closure with the moment, or if part doesn't fit and I need to redo it better later.

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