EXERCISE Song lyrics

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Zen, Jan 16, 2013.

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    Your exercise is to write song lyrics about any subject or emotion you want. Make sure you have a chorus (the part that is repeated in a song at least two times, the main message of the song, and tends to be the lyrics that are stuck in your head) and verses (where new details are revealed about the song and subject in question). You are than welcome to attach a song if you are doing a parody. And I definitely would love to see some Iwaku parodies. =P
     
  2. Re: Writing Exercise: Song lyrics

    So I saw this and thought it'd be fun. Sorry that my particular song is a bit ont he 'depressing' side at the start. It's my first song of secular music with lyrics, normally I'm a praise and worship righter (christian faith) but honestly I didn't feel it approriate to post any of those here. This is a song I've been composing since 13, and I hope you enjoy it, it's helped me out a lot in my life and maybe who knows you'll like it. For those of you that are interested I'll end up putting it down in sibalius one of these days, when i do I'll find this post and edit it or somehting like that so you can actually hear it in it's musical context. Meanwhile to any singer-songwriters out there feel free to PM me with aay to improve it'll be great. So here is my song Tears, Drive


    Chorous:
    Tears fall
    heart beats
    fists clenched tight
    moms words meets
    my ears they ring
    with words of despair
    but that ain't my ending
    that life ain't fair

    Verse 1:
    All along
    I've been alone
    Mind perplexed with thoughts of a home
    A loving family
    with gentle hugs
    bedtime stories
    and lots of love
    that's not my life
    it's not my place
    empty promises
    smacks to the face
    One day I'll leave this place
    Till then I'll just keep pace

    Chorous:
    Tears fall
    heart beats
    fists clenched tight
    moms words meets
    my ears they ring
    with words of despair
    but that ain't my ending
    that life ain't fair

    Verse 2:
    With my strenght I'll press on
    Eyes fixated on the finish line
    It matters not what I've been
    a live of lonliness is not my end
    my dreams they matter
    Fuck what they say
    Possibilities they come this way
    Support from friends is my fuel
    I refuse to be yet another tool
    Think I'm borken
    Think i'm spent
    My tears they drive me
    though I'm weak
    it's not your happiness that I seek
    My break down is just a moment
    now eyes leak

    Chorous:
    Tears fall
    heart beats
    fists clenched tight
    moms words meets
    my ears they ring
    with words of despair
    but that ain't my ending
    that life ain't fair

    Bridge:
    Maybe you don't get me
    Perhaps I'm too estranged
    Maybe you're not listening
    Sobs at night excape your ears
    Frusration it builds up
    tears they stay pent up
    even your wife hates you
    but you ain't had enough
    These tears you drink
    are bitter sweet
    reaper shall come
    and sweep you off your feet
    joy it is lost
    hope way abandoned
    my iron will
    was clay
    Perhaps you're right
    and I couldn't make it
    giving up
    I just couldn't take it
    your eyes on me
    and mine on you
    Then to realize, this race aint through

    Vamp:
    These tears of mine
    they last
    They last if only in my past
    I'll reach the goal
    achieve the mark
    I'll run my race
    fom finish to start.
     
  3. Re: Writing Exercise: Song lyrics

    .----. I'm feeling really happy today, so i came up with this:


    You can't seem to do anything right,
    Whatever you think,
    You're Right,
    So think bright and shine,
    Don't hide yourself in the shadows,
    Please, just please,
    Don't hide yourself in the shadows.


    You've got so much to live,
    Don't walk into an alley with an end
    It will hurt,
    It wil hurt,
    But after all it will end,
    It will end, I promise,
    Let me help you in this journey,
    In a starry night we cry,
    Under the stars
    they will hold our memories
    take the bad ones,
    and give us the best ones.

    Just help me as well,
    Because we all have monsters,
    Some know them well,
    Others don't,
    Let us both,
    Weak lights,
    Help each other,
    Let's shine bright,
    Up in the sky.


    You can't seem to do anything right,
    Whatever you think,
    You're Right,
    So think bright and shine,
    Don't hide yourself in the shadows,
    Please, just please,
    Don't hide yourself in the shadows.



    Don't judge Me XD
    I know my "lyrics" suck XD
     
  4. Re: Writing Exercise: Song lyrics

    I was just listening to some instrumental covers and my brain started thinking about lyrics, so here goes.
    (chorus)
    However many may fall,
    The weak, the strong, the proud, the tall.
    Walking, walking through the realm of the dead
    Ghouls calling through to those left behind.
    Falling into the black.
    (Verse 1)
    My mind is drifting and twisting as I walk among these shades
    The sun shines black overhead.
    My mind, tortured, tormented,
    I'm ready to give in.
    (chorus)

    That's as far as I've gotten so far... will post more later.
     
  5. Re: Writing Exercise: Song lyrics

    I do not know much about songwriting but I took a crack at it anyway. This is sort of a parody/promo for a place of a character of mine, I hope you enjoy it at least.

    Chorus:
    Embraced by the shadows I do desire,
    to warm my flesh by the fire. .
    The walls abound with the tune of a lyre,
    hips asway in wanton swirl,
    many to bed a drunken girl. Linens and limbs they do unfurl,
    many to bed a drunken girl.

    Verse 1:
    Welcome to 'Luette's Loot and Lute
    home to any size or suit,
    'tis the best,
    none can refute,
    a cut above the rest,
    Luette's Loot and Lute.

    Chorus:
    Wisps of cold,
    the crippling grasp of Winter's hold,
    all seem to dissipate,
    as the liquor satiates...
    Embraced by the shadows I do desire,
    to warm my flesh by the fire. .
    The walls abound with the tune of a lyre,
    hips asway in wanton swirl,
    many to bed a drunken girl.
    Linens and limbs they do unfurl,
    many to bed a drunken girl.

    Verse 2:
    Song or thievery be your game,
    walls to ring with with tales of fame,
    a place to meet without any shame,
    begone the chill by the flame,
    Luette's Loot and Lute be your aim.

    Chorus:
    Whether from heist or death you run,
    spend your nights somewhere that's fun,
    wines and ales ever-flowing,
    seeds to new friendships you will be sowing..
    Embraced by the shadows I do desire,
    to warm my flesh by the fire. .
    The walls abound with the tune of a lyre,
    hips asway in wanton swirl,
    many to bed a drunken girl.
    Linens and limbs they do unfurl,
    many to bed a drunken girl.

    Bridge:
    'Luette's Loot and Lute,
    the place to be,
    if you wish for comaderie,
    come and enjoy song and friends,
    worry not about your bitter end!
     
  6. RE: Song Lyrics challenge! This is for Harry Potter!

    Verse 1:
    I have a lightning scar
    right upon my head~
    Now my parents are dead,
    they were killed by Voldemort.

    Now i'm at Hogwarts to learn every spell
    so i can kill Voldemort in my seventh year of school~

    Pre Chorus:
    But Malfoy's not making it easy
    and Snape's not helping either
    I think they may be deatheaters
    workin' for Voldemort~

    Chorus:
    So get out get out get outta my head
    I need to become an Occlumens
    so Voldemort can't know my plans
    to destroy his Horcruxes


    Verse 2:
    Voldemort has been after me
    Since the tri-wizards game
    after i brought him back at fourteen
    my bad

    Pre Chorus:
    Later in my life
    i was caught by the death-eaters
    At the Malfoy manor
    but Malfoy saved me by lying

    Chorus (Repeat 2x)

    I destroyed his Horcruxes
    and what was left of him~