Stories in Songs

The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something!

April 29, 2021 Melanie - Certified Story Grid Editor Season 2 Episode 17
Stories in Songs
The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something!
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Stories in Songs
The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something!
Apr 29, 2021 Season 2 Episode 17
Melanie - Certified Story Grid Editor

#017 - One songwriting trick to help you use the most essential element of great storytelling to your songwriting advantage.

If you've been having a hard time finishing the lyrics of a song you're stuck in and being objective about your own material, then this podcast episode - "The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something! " - is exactly what you're looking for!

It shows you one songwriting trick to help you stay on topic in your lyrics and write something meaningful AND helps you figure out how you can use the most essential element of great storytelling to your songwriting advantage.

We will study the lyrics of Placebo’s song “Special K” to talk about this great songwriting trick. 

And furthermore, I will explain each question of each step of the S.O.N.G. framework that we use for discovering the storytelling power of lyrics to help you make better sense of why those questions not only help you improve your lyric writing skills, but also help you revise your lyrics, push them to a higher level, and discover your skills as a storyteller.

So if you want to know the easiest way to start and finish the lyrics of a song that uses the power of storytelling to deliver a message to your listeners, then listen to episode 17 of the Stories in Songs Podcast.

Here's what we cover:

[00:01:50] What you’ll learn in this episode

[00:04:23] "Special K" by Placebo

[00:07:13] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?

[00:23:46] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?

[00:37:24] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.

[00:43:56] Analyzing the scene told in the song.

[00:52:10] The Change

[01:00:36] Writing Techniques

[01:04:51] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?

[01:10:11] Songwriting Tips Summary

[01:12:21] Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet

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

Show Notes

#017 - One songwriting trick to help you use the most essential element of great storytelling to your songwriting advantage.

If you've been having a hard time finishing the lyrics of a song you're stuck in and being objective about your own material, then this podcast episode - "The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something! " - is exactly what you're looking for!

It shows you one songwriting trick to help you stay on topic in your lyrics and write something meaningful AND helps you figure out how you can use the most essential element of great storytelling to your songwriting advantage.

We will study the lyrics of Placebo’s song “Special K” to talk about this great songwriting trick. 

And furthermore, I will explain each question of each step of the S.O.N.G. framework that we use for discovering the storytelling power of lyrics to help you make better sense of why those questions not only help you improve your lyric writing skills, but also help you revise your lyrics, push them to a higher level, and discover your skills as a storyteller.

So if you want to know the easiest way to start and finish the lyrics of a song that uses the power of storytelling to deliver a message to your listeners, then listen to episode 17 of the Stories in Songs Podcast.

Here's what we cover:

[00:01:50] What you’ll learn in this episode

[00:04:23] "Special K" by Placebo

[00:07:13] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?

[00:23:46] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?

[00:37:24] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.

[00:43:56] Analyzing the scene told in the song.

[00:52:10] The Change

[01:00:36] Writing Techniques

[01:04:51] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?

[01:10:11] Songwriting Tips Summary

[01:12:21] Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet

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