Unused Song lyrics fuse music to your lyricsHere are unused song lyrics for your music. Songwriters, you have an opportunity to write music to unsigned lyrics. If you feel you can sell your finished song, sign a fair collaboration contract and give it a try. The lyrics on this page will be switched regularly with new lyrics or lyrics from my lyric bank so check back regularly for different unused song lyrics. Most of these unused song lyrics are lyrics that mean something.

I write lyrics now and again when I have something to say about a subject or inspiration hits. Often, when I write, my initial title becomes a line in the song. Don’t be surprised if your lyric title idea changes as you write and refine your lyrics. My initial lyrics are often written within a couple of hours. When I analyse what I’ve written, another phrase may just jump out and consolidate the lyric idea, forming a new title. A word of caution, don’t change a word or phrase that already says what is meant perfectly. Sometimes, writing lyrics takes a great deal of thought and other times the words flow quickly. However, it will usually take looking at the lyrics again for another 24 hours or more; changing words or phrases as you go. 

Watch out when you write lyrics to stick to a rhythm. Could be 3 or 4 beats per line. Music will follow easily if your lyrics fit a rhythm perfectly. Learn how music can be written to closely support the meaning of lyrics. That said, when fusing the lyrics to music, you will constantly be tweaking the order of words or changing contractions back to two words from one. Remember to choose chords thoughtfully for more impact. If your completed song evokes emotion, your attention to detail has worked.

My Unused Song Lyrics

If you’d like to ‘borrow’ my free to use, unused song lyrics so that you can turn it into a full song, you’re welcome. However, check my Terms and Conditions first.  Just email April at lyricideas1@gmail.com if you intend to make money from your song. Please do NOT claim that you wrote the lyrics yourself, or you will put yourself at risk of prosecution.

There are many ways to turn my unused song lyrics into finished songs, so be creative. Use a genre of music that fits the theme. If you have music ideas that work perfectly with my lyrics, we’d love to hear the finished song. Please be creative. If we like what you’ve done with our unused song lyrics, we may even post a link on this site to your song. Whatever genre you turn the lyrics into, rap, pop, etc., be aware that there is often more than one way to interpret the lyrics. 


My life is a journey that I have to face alone.
I close a door behind me and open one I’ve never known.
Somehow each step I take on this uncertain path,
Moves towards a time that drifts into the distant past.

I know the hardest times of all are easier to bear
When I share my love with those I know who show they really care.
Whether my dreams will succeed or whether they will fail
I won’t know till they happen. Till then I’ll plan and wait.

Sometimes a level playing field is stretched out on the road.
Though, stones are thrown my way to burden with a heavy load.
When the world seems stacked against me and my future seems so bleak,
A way out creeps into my life before my heart can bleed.

Life isn’t always on my side. I have to duck and dive
To find a way to solve and fix the issues that would take my life.
But when despair just hunts me down I know it won’t be long
Before my life can breathe again and make me feel like I belong.

A generation comes and goes and passes on through time.
We have but just a moment to make a mark then leave behind
The memories that we made and shared and lost along the way
Leaving to the next in line to face each brand new day.

Many different paths to take, don’t know which way to go
All that I want, all I can have, the road that’s clear I may never know
I’ll look out for life’s chances and swallow painful pride
Take time to understand life so time stays on my side.


Time is past and future. Time can set the pace
Time can mean uncertainty which we must all embrace
Time can be a friend or foe depending on your view
Be ready for what comes your way and live your life anew


Can I still hear the silence when I’m asleep at night?
Do I notice everything when nothing is in sight?
In my dreams do I watch without ever really seeing?
Can love make me invisible to every other feeling?

Void of all emotion climbed the stairways of my heart.
Choosing to reflect on a life that somehow meant to start.
Revealing all of the secrets that belong inside my head.
When I always meant to walk away from where I dared to tread.

Do I lose all sense and reason when I focus on a single face?
Crashing down defenses keep my plans away from every place.
Walking away from thoughts that block my vision of the future.
Daring to believe it’s right to take my dreams much further.

Though shadows follow closely behind my every step,
I’m destined for the feelings that control the thoughts inside my head.
So I take careful steps to walk on solid ground not sand.
Looking for the reasons to reach out and take an empty hand.

Longing for acceptance in every step that I may take.
Trying to make sure that if I bend I’ll never have to break.
Emerging from the comfort of the days that went before.
Reaching out for what’s behind both sealed and open doors.


Still I see your eyes each time that I close mine.
I can’t see a sunset without seeing your face in my mind.
I’m losing all the loneliness that made me feel I wasn’t enough.
Could this be how two hearts know the power of true love?

About these Unused Lyrics

Please remember to read my Terms and Conditions if you intend to turn these lyrics into a full song. All the lyrics that you will find on this page have been written by me (April Phillips). If you like the lyrics, you’ll love my lyric ideas eBook. Lyric Ideas for Songwriters.