Sunday 1 April 2012

How to write AWESOME Lyrics! Top 10 tricks!

Kicking off the Month of April with a Masterpiece!!

Do you want to write AWESOME LYRICS! If you are a songwriter, the following article will be the most important thing you will read in your lifetime! It's like the Rosetta Stone wrapped in bacon! It's just that good! Just follow these 10 sure fire tips and you will be wearing Gold Plated Diapers in no time. Just be sure to give me at least 10% of your royalties...

1 - The Citaaay: Things are always happening in the city. If you aren't in the city you are probably trying to get back to the city. And if you can use an actual city name in your song, all the better! (Keep in mind, nothing rhymes with Tonawanda). No need to mention rural folks in your song unless it involves them moving to the city at some point. Glen Frey's gold records seem to agree...

'Cause you belong to the city
You belong to the night 
living in a river of darkness, beneath the neon light
You were born in the city
Concrete under your feet
It's in your blood, its in your moves
You're a man of the street

2 - Street, Beat, Heat: You can build an entire career with this rhyming gold! Apparently the Street has a Beat that causes you to feel the Heat. Perhaps you should move your Feet? Move your feet to the beat on the street. Feel the heat of the street beat....This stuff writes itself! From the works of Toni Basil..

Street beat, she goes walkin' down the street
Street beat, she just knocks them off their feet
Street beat, she goes walkin' out the door
Street beat, she don't want him anymore

3 - Night Fightin': Stuff goes down at night. There is a lot of Fightin' in the Night. And what are you fighting for? The Light! Or perhaps Your Rights. A lot of the time you are just Runnin' in the Night. Shadows are something you will find in the night. You should run from them. But you know things usually end up Alright! The great Lionel Ritchie put it best. This always brigs a tear to my eye...

We were running with the night
Playin' with the shadows
Just you and i
Till the morning light

4 - Hearts: Don't use the word "Love" in your song. Replace it with the word "Heart". And always, Always, pronounce it with a weird pseudo British accent so it sounds like "Haaaht". A Heart is a good thing to search for when you're fightin' in the night in the citaay. The great Don Johnson used this to great effect.

Tell me what you feel now
We´ve got a heartbeat
Baby is it real now
We´ve got a heartbeat

5 - Dancin': According to the rules of pop song-writing, people are always supposed to be dancing. Dancing is the most important thing in life by far! If you ever see someone not dancing, it is your solemn duty to tell them to "get up and DANCE!!" I'm tired....From some band I've never heard of...

No, No Body Stop. Everybody Move
Get Up And Dance Get Up And Dance
Move Your Body B-b-body
No, Nobody Stop. Everybody Move
Get Up And Dance Get Up And Dance
Move Your Body B-b-body

6 - Huntin' Animals: When it comes to love, every man is a Hunter. And his prey? Fine lookin' Ladies! That's why Leopard print spandex was invented. Ladies love being treated like a wounded Gazelle. Use this to your advantage! The great Don Dokken knew what time it was when he wrote..

I'm a Hunter
Searchin' for Love
On this lonely street again

7 - Cry, Goodbye: Sometimes you may need to write a sad song. You only need to know these simple phrases. When we part you break my Heart. I will Cry when you say Goodbye.
I'll be Sad if you treat me Bad. Boyzone knows what the ladies like...

I'm never gonna say goodbye
'Cos I never wanna see you cry
I swore to you my love would remain
And I swear it all over again
I'm never gonna treat you bad
'Cos I never wanna see you sad

8 - Sexy Body: Correctly pronounced as "Bodaaay". I want your body. Move your Body. This is basically a euphemism for genitalia. End of story. From the great Freddie Mercury...

Give me body give me-
Body - body - give me
Your body don't talk
Baby don't talk

9 - Baby, Lady: Every artist needs at least one Baby-Lady song in the ole' repitoir. If you put your song writing pen to paper and the first word to come out isn't "Baby" or "Lady", YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!!  Justin Bieber mastered this trick while he was still in utero. Ahhh, the student has become the master...

I'm your b-baby lady,
I wanna hold you like a Snuggie.
You're my baby, lady.
And I'm your lady, baby.
It's time to roll,
Let's go to the park.

10 - Hot Heat:  Global warming has insured that Things are no longer cool. Cool is for Arthur Fonzerelli and other old dudes from the 50's. Things are Hot!! Make sure to pronounce the extra silent "T" in HOTT! Where there is Heat, there is usually Fire. What else burns like Fire? Desire! And that fire has only one place to go...Higher! Rick James wrote the following while wearing a gladiator outfit in his velvet lined hot-tub...

And you tuned on my fire, baby
And you burn me up within your flame
Took me a little higher
Made me live again

There you go! Everything you need to know to become a master song writer! To show you how it's done, I touched my diamond encrusted song-writing quill to paper and the following gold spilled forth...Watch and learn! You're Welcome!
If you think you can do better, write your "masterpiece" in the comments below..

Fightin' for a Heart in the Night (in the city)

in the street at night
lookin' for a heart
Ready to fight

Feel the heat on the street
move my feet to the beat of the citaay

Im a hunter of love
and my fire's getting higher for you

You got to stand up and dance in the light
You got to run from heat of the fight
When your lookin' for a heart
in the night

Hey, North Dakota!

(Sax solo!)


  1. WOW. That was amazing. Really! But you know something? YOU FORGOT TO ADD BABY-LADY!

    From Someone Stranger Than You (Most Probably)

  2. Thanks for the comment! As for Baby-Lady...Check out rule #9. Respect!

  3. I sincerely hope some of these are sarcasm...

    1. It's this empty garbage which is ruining modern music. How about writing lyrics which actually convey meaning and emotion; Something you have experienced or actually know about. Stop encouraging this kind of imbecilic song writing- Please!

    2. I can assure you that I have intimate knowledge about movin' my feet to the heat of the beat in the citaaay, lookin' for a lady to be my the night

    3. Anon's self-righteousness, it sears
      Whatever lies between their ears
      'Coz humor, too, can burn like fire
      If you don't understand satire

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