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 #3565  by Benthegoodbum
 Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:33 pm
I've never been very good at writing songs but that has not deterred me from writing them. I was thinking that maybe if I saw what some other peoples inspirations were that maybe I could find something to help me along in my aspirations as a musician. So...as the title indicates, whats your inspiration for writing songs lyrically speaking.

 #3583  by fum84
 Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:55 am
no one can give you inspiration. you have to find it yourself.

 #3615  by Benthegoodbum
 Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:44 am
Yea, but I ask you this...what if the inspiration of one man was the inspiration of others...would that make him any less of a man? So philipholophical! :shock:
Anyway, I was only curious of others inspirations musically. Personally I just kinda write what comes to me. It is often nothing special but sometimes I can nail a real good song.

 #3656  by deadbaby1983
 Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:20 am
Hmm well...ask yourself what sort of song do you intend to write...then write what you KNOW

 #3658  by sarraqum
 Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:42 am
Like Tom Petty said in one of the Simpsons episodes: "Lyrics are the hardest part of writing a song"....or something like that.
I find words come to you better after a :D but each to his own...

 #3668  by deadbaby1983
 Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:40 am
I also find that if you are not feeling particularly inspired or just have a block, sitting down and writing... maybe just its awful dreck, maybe not...but i tend to work out ideas better on paper...get all of your bad songs out, critique and be brutally honest. Of course with a little help :D inspiration is always just down the road.