IDEAS FOR SONGS
Lyric ideas for songs can come from life and everyday situations. Choose song ideas based on life experiences and what you hear and see in the world around you. Have you ever experienced any of the situations on this page? When you relate these scenarios to the depth of feeling they produce, it becomes easier to turn thoughts into lyrics. Learn to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Learning how to express your feelings can prompt lyrics. Lyric ideas and tips are spread throughout this website but condensed in the Lyric Ideas for Songwriters eBook sold on this website. It’s not a how to eBook. It is jam packed with ideas.
Your ideas for songs will usually arise from your own experiences. Rather than becoming distressed over situations in your life, look at them as great ideas for songs. Should your music be fast paced or slow moving? Take a look at the ideas for songs below to motivate new lyrics. When your song is completely ready and you are happy with how it sounds, a recording studio could help you fuse your melody and words to music. An opportunity for collaboration can be found when you meet with the experts. Many studios can now do this online.
Love that isn’t returned
You were once in love with a girl who became more to you than a friend. She never knew how strongly you felt. Time has passed and she still values your friendship. However, it’s messing with your head. She has no idea how much it hurts to just be friends. It would be easier if she would stay away, but every time she contacts you, you feel the pain once more. How can you tell her to leave you alone when she won’t take every hint you’ve tried to drop? What’s worse is that she wants your advice constantly. Every time she’s between boyfriends, she contacts you. She’s always viewed you as no more than her closest friend. IT HURTS. However, you can’t bring yourself to hurt her by telling her never to contact you again.
The things that bothered you at this age in comparison to your life now.
You’re invited to the wedding of someone you loved, broke up with, but realized too late that they were the only one for you.
A friend who tells stories pretending they are real, then lets you know they are untrue. You never know when to believe him. He hides who he really is. It’s unsettling.
You write a text message to a friend. Instead of sending it to the friend, you send it to the person you are putting down. Your blood suddenly runs cold and it causes painful problems with your relationship.
Overbearing husband/partner/parent who tries to control every aspect of your life. You feel hemmed in and are constantly scared of reprisals. Mixed emotions of fear, helplessness and indecision.
Change going on at work. People keeping secrets. Possible job loss. Do you stay or do you go decision difficult to make. Unnerving. Job becoming mundane. Interfering with home life and work environment.
To love or not to love
Someone is in love with you. You’re not in love with them and you don’t know how to let them down gently without hurting their feelings. How long do you wait to know whether you could ever love them?
Same thing happened to me
You have a friend who every time you say something happened to you, it happened to them only worse. If you get caught out in the rain, they get caught out in a storm AND they were struck by lightning.
Worried about a younger brother or sister or your child. Their life has no purpose, they’re in to all the wrong things. They won’t take advice and you see disaster heading their way. Causes you fear and frustration. They won’t let you protect them.
Struggling with a phobia. You fail many times but keep trying to get over it. May be a small thing to others, but it’s a massive obstacle to you. Always on the look out for new ways to overcome the problem.
Experiencing deep meaningful joy can be an exhilarating experience. This is especially true when the joy comes from relationships with those you love. Strong emotion surrounding an event like the birth of your first child, marriage or falling in love is always worth writing about.
Own worst Enemy
You keep making the same mistakes and feel terrible. Knowing that you’re your own worst enemy, how do you walk away from yourself. Change is needed but you just don’t seem able to do it.
An opportunity arises to move to another country. Your new life could be idyllic. However, you’ll leave behind all your friends. It’s moving day, but leaving hurts.
You’ve been waiting a long time for something you’ve dreamed of to happen and can’t believe you finally have your hopes come true. Now you are wondering what’s next. Should you have been so obsessive about your dream? Has it all been worth it?
Right Move Wrong Move
A friend wants to move into the spare room in your home. You care about him and know he’s in need, but how will that affect your current situation? It’s a case of heart rules head or head rules heart.
You find a website about missing persons and feel sorry for distraught relatives. The messages are begging for safe return of children, teenagers or other loved ones. You remember to pray that God will watch over them and their families.
Most people spend a whole lifetime looking for answers to the big questions in life e.g. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? The answers may have been staring them in the face and they never knew.
Making New Friends
It can be difficult moving to a new area and making new friends, especially when you’re young and inexperienced.
Lack of Respect
Everyone expects kids to respect teachers and parents, but when teachers and parents don’t respect kids, they’re left hurt, confused, angry and depressed. Could it be time for kids to set the right example for adults or should adults come to their senses and effect the changes before it’s too late?
How do you stop people making false accusations against you. It hurts. E.g. If you’re not painting the door red, how can you stop painting it red. Some situations, you can’t solve because it’s up to other people to change. Is there a good way of coping?
Your life needs new momentum. You are at the crossroads of change. How do you make the next step happen? What are the obstacles in your way? How do you remove the barriers preventing you from initiating the changes? How do you make your dreams for the future realistic and achievable?
When someone you know tells lies about someone you care about it can be very hurtful. If they then act as if they haven’t done anything wrong it can make you very angry. The dilemmas involved can bring the relationship to an uncomfortable halt. Who’s fooling who?
Have you ever noticed how some people ask questions without really wanting the answers? Isn’t it irritating when you find out they didn’t really want the answer just wanted you to agree with them so that they could reinforce in their own mind that they are right. Usually, people that don’t listen to reason, are in desperate need of adjustments to their thinking. This is a common relationship problem worth writing lyrics about.
In the News
When a story on the news touches your emotions, it makes you realise what it is to be human. You care about people you’ve never known. We are all in this together. We need to watch over each other.
Someone close to you is suffering from depression. You don’t know what to say. They are hypersensitive. How do you help them be more positive?
Try and come up with a song title from these ideas for songs. Let your mind wander over the words in these ideas for songs. You could try combining random words from each of the ideas for songs to generate new song themes.
In a home that isn’t working for you. You need to move but don’t have the money to do anything about it.
You have lost a friend or family member and you miss them. How do you cope with grief? Especially if they have moved away or worse still died.
You passed a homeless guy regularly on the streets.Hearing that he died, you never stopped to find out what his story was or help. A guilty feeling sets in. Was there anything that you could have done to make a difference to his life?
You are never listened to. A person close to you always feels their opinions and choices will be successful. It makes you feel small.
English training for use with the ideas for songs.
If you love English spoken songs but would like to improve your English accent in order to write or sing them, buy this eBook. You can train your accent or teach English reading and writing to kids with the Practice Reading & Speaking eBook. Writing English lyrics will become easier with some basic English training.