Stories in Songs

Beat the fairytale love song cliché and move over to the dark side

April 01, 2021 Melanie - Certified Story Grid Editor Season 2 Episode 15
Stories in Songs
Beat the fairytale love song cliché and move over to the dark side
Chapters
1:37
What you’ll learn in this episode
4:59
"Heartache on the Dancefloor" by Jon Pardi
7:47
Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?
17:41
Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?
23:14
Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.
25:46
Analyzing the scene told in the song.
31:36
The Change
33:39
Writing Techniques
37:15
Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?
41:48
Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet
Stories in Songs
Beat the fairytale love song cliché and move over to the dark side
Apr 01, 2021 Season 2 Episode 15
Melanie - Certified Story Grid Editor

#015 - Find Out How To Stop Writing Fairytale Love Songs And Show A Darker Side Of Love In Your Lyrics.

Do you want to write a love song that is not about a happily ever after?

Are you fed up with fairytale love songs that always have a happy ending, but don't know how to go about showing how to dig a hole for your song's main character and letting them suffer?

After all, love is not all about butterflies.

Sometimes love hurts.

This new podcast episode will help you ...

Because it helps you figure out how you can tell a love story moment without its happy ending ...

But still, leave your audience with a glimpse of hope.

AND it will show you how your song's main character may get stuck in life, ...

And how you can get him out of that hole again without letting him get what his heart desires.

If that sounds like something you want to try out in your own songwriting, then tune in.

Here's what we cover:

[00:01:37] What you’ll learn in this episode

[00:04:59] "Heartache on the Dancefloor" by Jon Pardi

[00:07:47] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?

[00:17:41] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?

[00:23:14] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.

[00:25:46] Analyzing the scene told in the song.

[00:31:36] The Change

[00:33:39] Writing Techniques

[00:37:15] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?

[00:41:48] Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet

Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/storiesinsongs)

Show Notes Chapter Markers

#015 - Find Out How To Stop Writing Fairytale Love Songs And Show A Darker Side Of Love In Your Lyrics.

Do you want to write a love song that is not about a happily ever after?

Are you fed up with fairytale love songs that always have a happy ending, but don't know how to go about showing how to dig a hole for your song's main character and letting them suffer?

After all, love is not all about butterflies.

Sometimes love hurts.

This new podcast episode will help you ...

Because it helps you figure out how you can tell a love story moment without its happy ending ...

But still, leave your audience with a glimpse of hope.

AND it will show you how your song's main character may get stuck in life, ...

And how you can get him out of that hole again without letting him get what his heart desires.

If that sounds like something you want to try out in your own songwriting, then tune in.

Here's what we cover:

[00:01:37] What you’ll learn in this episode

[00:04:59] "Heartache on the Dancefloor" by Jon Pardi

[00:07:47] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?

[00:17:41] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?

[00:23:14] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.

[00:25:46] Analyzing the scene told in the song.

[00:31:36] The Change

[00:33:39] Writing Techniques

[00:37:15] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?

[00:41:48] Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet

Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/storiesinsongs)

What you’ll learn in this episode
"Heartache on the Dancefloor" by Jon Pardi
Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?
Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?
Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.
Analyzing the scene told in the song.
The Change
Writing Techniques
Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?
Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet