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Old 14-09-2014, 11:27 PM   #1
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lyrics method

i just wanted to ask a brief question about lyric writing.When you sit down to write lyrics you compose a melody line too ? or you write it as a poem and then add melody to it?

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Old 14-09-2014, 11:38 PM   #2
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Re: lyrics method

You can do it both ways. Sometimes flipping your regular routine around makes for some better inspiration.
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Old 15-09-2014, 12:00 AM   #3
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yeah, i do.

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Old 15-09-2014, 04:43 AM   #4
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Re: lyrics method

I think all methods are viable and have different strengths and weaknesses. Probably in a general sense, the thing you start with will probably be the better of the two and it will take more work to get the other one to match. You can have a great poem, but putting it in time might be a struggle, or you could write a great melody but finding words with the right syllables to match could be hard.

So probably try everything, and do what's most appropriate for the song at hand.
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Both.

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Re: lyrics method

I like being abstract but that's just me. Sometimes I'll just write out ideas in long form and take phrases out that roll off the tongue the best and use those as lyrics. I don't like being very literal either and tend to go for metaphorical phrases that get people thinking of their own interpretations rather than just laying out what the song is about. When I'm tracking vocals, and it's been well over a year since that has happened, I'll often have to edit things as I go. Just part-and-parcel of singing.

As for the jist of the question, ftmp I write lyrics after all the instruments are done.
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Old 17-09-2014, 07:53 PM   #8
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Re: lyrics method

I always look at lyrics from a poetry standpoint. I also keep the amount of lines to a minimum all my tracks are melodic and trance-ish so that helps too.

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