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Songwriting Struggles

I just noticed something: As a songwriter, there are seriously some struggles.

And I think that's the case with almost everything, the whole having its' downsides thing.

For me, songwriting is just all over the place.

First of all, finding a topic to write about is so difficult. You have to consider the fact that the topic has to run throughout the song. You have to make sure you'll have enough to write about the topic.

Then, the chorus is just there. The chorus is usually what makes the song what it is. So you want it to be catchy. You want it to be amazing. And that's where it gets wonderful . You just sit there thinking about a song with a really good chorus like "How did they come up with a chorus so catchy and amazing?"

Last but certainly not least, there's the song in general . You have to take time to write the song or else, the lyrics will reflect the rushed manner (sometimes).

I wrote a song about 2 days ago, and it was horrible. I wrote it in like 25 minutes. I was so proud of myself for actually finishing a song! Guess what?

I read it and I was just like "Whoa, what did I just write?"

Ah, the perks of songwriting..

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MegL wrote on August 8, 2014, 5:21 PM

So are you going to record it and let us hear the song or read the lyrics? :)

Scorpie wrote on August 8, 2014, 5:24 PM

Hmm I never tried to write any songs. My topic would probably be about food. Owner of a lonely fork, much better than the owner of a broken stove... Perhaps not.

ItsBluex3 wrote on August 8, 2014, 5:39 PM

Haha xD Food would probably be the best topic to write about. You should definitely try it ^-^

ItsBluex3 wrote on August 8, 2014, 5:42 PM

Oh my, lol are your sure you want to read it? It was so bad, haha.

FourWalls wrote on August 8, 2014, 11:12 PM

I went to see The Baseball Project earlier this week, and your article about the pitfalls of writing a song makes what they do so much more amazing: all their songs are historically accurate songs about baseball players or baseball teams.

Good luck with your writing!

ItsBluex3 wrote on August 9, 2014, 8:27 AM

Thank you! ^-^ That's actually really impressive, songs about baseball players and baseball teams. Props to them.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 19, 2015, 5:59 PM

It is nice to meet you on here, but I do hope you come back here to write and interact with the many posts available.