Here is one of the most fun things to do. Write something for someone you know. It doesn’t have to be a love song either. You don’t necessarily have to put their name in the song either. In fact it may be better not to if it’s in anyway critical or derisive. Think of all the songs that are about people and aren’t positive. I’ve written many that aren’t. Not trying to be negative here but a lyric should be from the heart. If you feel strongly about something then the words are more likely to flow. To me lyrics are just a poem set to music. I think it’s far easier to write the music first but it can be the lyrics first as well.
About Someone You Know
For instance here’s one called ‘Devil Dog’.
Please note this has nothing to do with the Marines! I absolutely hold the Marines in the utmost regard. Now I’d never say who I wrote this for because he’s an old friend and if he found out he might unfriend me. Trust me I can’t afford to lose any friends over something like this. But for some reason I felt this one had to happen so it did. Whether or not it’s a good song is totally subjective of course. But this post is about how to write songs for people you know and it’s fun – lot’s of fun. I had to cut it in half for size. Maybe the next post will let put the rest in. Anyway if you can’t understand the lyrics just let me know and I’ll post them if anyone wants. They tell the story about a man that I came to know out on the contract road. Thank you!