200 Things to Write a Song About: Lyric Ideas and Inspiration

Updated on August 6, 2015

Writer's Block? Mind Blank? Feeling Uninspired?

Everyone who has tried to write a song or poem knows how frustrating it can be at times. I've had writer's block hundreds of times and I'm sure you've experienced it as well. It's probably why you're here.

I've written around 2000 songs, about quarter of them with lyrics. I'm not a master, but I have had practice . . . lots of it.

I was going to put this list together for myself originally, but thought I would share it with the world as it's a known fact that every minute five people come down with a serious case of writer's block.

If you use one of these ideas and decide to record it, please share it with everyone here. If there's a link where you uploaded it to something like YouTube or Soundcloud, I'm sure people would love to hear it.

Some of these ideas are subjects and topics, while others are song titles that will hopefully spark something in your imagination. Feel free to run with them any which way!

P.S. I'll also include some information below on how to break writer's block and systematically generate ideas.

What is the hardest part of writing a song?

  • 5% Finishing the song
  • 48% Figuring out what to write about
  • 5% Staying motivated
  • 8% Coming up with the music
  • 34% Coming up with the lyrics
117,283 people have voted in this poll.

Ideas for Unconventional Love Songs

I love a good love song. Who doesn't? This is one of the most common song topics, so here are some love song ideas, with a twist.

1. You find out that your lover has different political views than you.

2. You decide that you will the person you're dating as long as they agree to a long list of requirements.

3. You tell the person you are in love with that they have until the end of this song to say I love you.

4. Make love to me sideways.

5. I love you almost as much as he does.

6. Love cuts like a plastic knife.

7. Love is in the eye of the beholder, and I am blind in one eye.

8. Why do you love me?

9. I'm pretty sure you have me confused with one of my octuplet brothers.

10. If you take too long to love me, I might die.

11. Tomorrow never comes so love me yesterday.

12. Love is kinda funny. Is that why you're laughing at me?

13. People only love you because you have a cool name.

14. When we get married, I don't want you to just do the cooking and dishes . . . I want you to do other housework as well.

15. You put the lowercase "o" in Love.

16. I loved you the moment I met you . . . But now that I've seen you in person, I'm not too sure. (Internet love song)

17. Let me Google your noodle.

18. All I want from you is love and money.

19. Money can't buy love, but I'll love you if you give me money.

20. Money can't buy love, but it can rent it.

21. I want to grow old with you and do outrageously filthy things to you.

22. If you love me so much, why do you want to visit your parents so often?

23. You put the "baby" in "oh baby." Grow up.

24. I know you love me 'cause I'm awesome.

25. Let's get away . . . from this topic.

Hate Song Inspiration

Hate songs are more common than you think. If you listen to metal or gangsta rap then you already know this. I included a few hate songs in the love section, but if you really want to write a song about hate then this is the list to go with!

I didn't feel terribly good writing this list, in fact . . . I hated it. I hope you can bring something positive to these hate song titles. Don't be too obvious, though. Give your lyrics direction and meaning.

26. I'll make hate to you.

27. Hate is such a lovely word.

28. You brought this hate upon yourself.

29. Hatefreak

30. I hate how you do that.

31. Can you please not hate me?

32. Hate the hater.

33. The hippo who hates

34. Would you like a hate sandwich?

35. Hate is not for lovers.

36. Hateboy

37. I love life but I hate you.

38. I hate life but I love you.

39. You are #1 on my hatelist

40. Hatemaster

41. There's a time for hating and it's just around the corner.

42. I'm telling on you because you aren't allowed to hate me.

43. Who gave you permission to hate me?

44. Predictable hate

45. Hate me

46. I hate my job, but I hate everything else even more.

47. Why does hate have to be so damn fun?

48. Hatesong

49. Blinded by hate

50. Hatecake

What do you like to write about?

  • 20% Love
  • 3% Hate
  • 9% Dancing or having a good time
  • 1% Politics
  • 10% Stories
  • 31% Life in general
  • 5% Silly or goofy topics
  • 3% Weird and disturbing things
  • 19% Sad and depressing topics
61,251 people have voted in this poll.

Ideas for Writing Dancing Songs

Dancing is probably the second-most common thing mentioned in popular music. It's fun to use something common like dancing and combine it with something not so common, in time to a dripping faucet. OK maybe not, but you get what I mean.

Here are some ideas for your next dance song:

51. Dance like you have ants in your pants.

52. Do the muffin dance.

53. Stop dancing like that.

54. You make me wanna dance like a monkey.

55. The fart dance

56. Boogie monster boogie

57. Shake ya foot

58. There's a pole over there . . .

59. The underwater squid dance

60. You're too old to dance.

61. Rub me like a baby bottle.

62. Ugly man, sexy woman.

63. You're old enough to have invented the waltz.

64. One-legged running man

65. Who taught you to dance?

66. The second-to-last dance

67. Squidwalk

68. Why? MCA

69. Move that body (out of the way)

70. I like disco dance.

71. DJ, change that song.

72. Give dance a chance (cheese)

74. Dancing to the music on my phone

75. Dance your pants off

Political Song Topics

Politics: some people find it boring, some people think it's irrelevant, and some people actually think it matters. There have been some wicked anti-political songs written over the years, usually fueled by idiot politicians who don't seem to care about anything except for themselves.

Every good rock band has a song about corruption in the government, so choose one of these topics and make it a good one!

76. Only four more years

77. Vote for me

78. Obama and his mama

79. Hitler's dog

80. Monarchy burger

81. The unique communist

82. The old white Republican

83. Hang yourself with those puppet strings

84. Flip flop Mitt

85. Vote squid

86. If Kennedy was alive today

87. Rumours on the internets (taken from a Bush quote)

88. If aliens ran our government

89. Black man in the White House

90. Federal Reserve, Russian Spy

91. The truth about the President's wife

92. One trillion dollars worth of s#@%!

93. Senator Spacemonkey

94. Governor Terminator

95. Sorry, my dog rigged the voting

96. Designed in the USA, Made in Afganistan (9/11)

97. Do they watch me take a crap?

98. Fox News junkie

99. What happens when politicians tell the truth

100. Burn the Bush

Have you written lyrics before?

  • 56% Yes, but I'm not that good.
  • 15% Yes, and I'm a master!
  • 25% No, but I'd like to
  • 3% No, but now I can because this lens has given me an idea!
41,160 people have voted in this poll.

Ideas for Songs About Sad, Depressing, or Awkward Topics

Everyone enjoys a good sad song. Here is a list of things to write about if you want to make everyone depressed! (Not that you would want to do such a thing.)

101. I'm normally a happy person, but you make me depressed.

102. My blues are like an itch. Scratch me.

103. My happy ship is sinking

104. Clothed in sadness

105. Sad girl

106. The TV hurts my brain

107. The truth about happiness

108. My car broke down. Can I use yours?

109. If you test me, you will fail

110. My love for you is dampened by your hate for me

111. Call me if you're sad

112. Annoying voice

113. Give sadness a chance

114. Awkward guy standing in the corner

115. Stop staring at me

116. Why do you always have to be happy all the time?

117. The power of negative thinking

118. Sadness, my old friend

119. You depress me

120. Once I was sad, but now I'm in despair

121. Your voice reminds me of a dying cat

123. Why do you take pleasure in my sadness?

124. Sleeping on a pillow of sadness

125. Sadman

Strange and Weird Song Ideas

Here are some strange and weird topics for your trippy music!

126. Marshmallow donkey

127. Alien superstar

128. Stuck between a rock and a soft place

129. Doppelganger dude

130. Goodnight whispering statue

131. Rainbow Sunday

132. Sidewalk chicken

133. Mailman, crazyman

134. Kiss-o-tronic

135. Robot with a lisp

136. Sorry, wrong person

137. Here today, still here tomorrow

138. Slowly speaking

139. Boring speech

140. Made in Taiwan

141. Empty room

142. Smiley face on my tongue

143. Outside in

144. Growing inside me

145. Something is behind you

146. Shiverspine

147. Party in the underworld

148. Multicoloured God

149. Magnet Valley

150. Fluro Bodhi

Source

Writing Songs About Outlaws, Tyrants, and Villains

Everyone loves a good story, and where better to start with than the characters that have made their mark on history because of their law-flouting or evil ways?

151. Ned Kelly

156. Charles Manson

157. Hannibal Lecter

158. Ted Bundy

159. Richard Chase

160. Bonny and Clyde

161. Jack the Ripper

162. President Bush Junior

163. Al Capone

164. John Dillinger

165. Albert Fish

166. Jesse James

167. Billy the Kid

168. Baby Face Nelson

169. Cherokee Bill

170. Joseph Stalin

171. Adolf Hitler

171. Mao Tse-Tung

172. Pol Pot

173. David Koresh

174. Saddam Hussein

175. Osama bin Laden

Sporty Song Ideas

Love them or hate them, there's no doubt that sports inspire passion in of people. If you don't play sports yourself, maybe someone you know does. Use them for inspiration!

176. Ping Pong - Ding Dong - Sing Song

177. Attack of the footy fiends

178. Invisible mountain bike

179. Ball game blues

180. Dennis the tennis-playing menace

181. My rugby girl

182. Soccer moms like it hot

183. Grid iron metal

184. Wicked cricket

185. First base

More Ideas for Funny and Cute Love Songs

Love is a well of inspiration that (almost) never runs dry. Here are some more topics that I thought of.

186. I'll miss me when you're gone

187. Only you make me love us

188. We belong together (maybe forever)

189. The smell of your lips

190. I love the way your arms look

191. Taste my love juice

192. Tickle me 'til I cream

193. Spread the disease of love

194. Twisted lover

195. Besides the blocked arteries, you have a wonderful heart

196. We'll eventually get there

197. I'll give you at least six more chances (because I love you)

198. Hollywood mother lover

199. I feel encapsulated

200. Please put my heart back in the jar (on the shelf)

How to Come Up with Song Ideas

Anyone who has ever tried to write something knows the pain of staring at a blank sheet of paper or an empty computer screen and having no idea what to write. Writer's block can be tough to overcome, but it's not impossible. In fact, inspiration is everywhere!

Here Are Some Tips to Help Break Writer's Block:

  • Set aside some time every day to work on writing songs, and commit to it. Have a ritual. This will keep you from wasting time on figuring out where to go write and when.
  • Once you start the clock and start writing (and timing yourself is not a bad idea), don't stop. Allow yourself to write even what you think might be a bad song. Don't be critical of your work. When you're just starting, negative thinking and internal feedback only make it harder to write. Instead, focus on finishing your song. Once you have something on paper, you can edit it to make it better.
  • Remember that any topic is better than no topic, and any song is better than no song.
  • Set a goal of writing a certain number of songs every week. In 1943, Woody Guthrie made a New Year's Resolution to write a song a day. Were all of them good? No, but not only was he improving every day, having so many songs guaranteed that at least one or two of them would be stand-outs.

Below are some tips on generating ideas themselves.

How to Come With Ideas or Inspiration for Songwriting

First, like I alluded to in the beginning, the most important thing as you begin writing songs is to keep from criticizing yourself as you're writing. Let yourself be bad at first. Take any topic and use it. Let creativity happen! It's not always a pretty process. Beyond that, here are some methods that you can use to structure the creative process.

Idea-Generation Method #1: How Was Your Weekend?

  1. Write down what happened to you over the weekend or the past day. Take note of everything: who you talked to, what you ate, what you did, the weather, people that annoyed you, things that you said or saw, all of it. Most importantly, take note of how you felt at different points and see if you can spot any themes.
  2. Once you've done this (take anywhere from five to twenty minutes) or so, go back through your writing and try finding things that stand out to you. Why did you write some of those incidences down? What was interesting about it? Do you see any characters or themes? Did you learn anything about yourself or someone else? Remember, there are no wrong answers here, and there's nothing too boring to be written down.
  3. Finally, go back through your list of notes about what was interesting, and pick out a couple that you feel most strongly about and start writing a song!

Idea-Generation Method #2: Rhythm First, Words Later

Another way that some people start writing songs is by first creating the rhythm. Tap out a rhythm, let notes fill themselves in, and then see what kind of words come along to match it. You don't have to start with the words to write a song.

Idea-Generation Method #3: 60 Quickly

  1. Get a sheet of paper and create six categories. The categories can be anything, from "things I hate about myself," "things I love about myself," "people I hate," "people I love," "people I respect," "things that annoy me," and "least-favorite family members" to things like city names, countries, "places I've been," professions, names, foods, inventions, "things I'm scared of," "things I've said that I regret," etc. The list is endless.
  2. Once you have your six categories, write down ten things for each category. The trick to doing this is to do it as fast as possible, giving yourself no more than a minute for each category.
  3. Once you have sixty things, go back through and cross out seven from each category, leaving only three. Then, go back through and cross out two more from each category, leaving only one from each category.
  4. Then, cross off three more, leaving only three ideas. Your best ideas for this will come from those topics that cause emotion to rise up inside of you. The ones that are left should be the ones that resonate the most with you, where you feel like you have the most meat and the most to say. Not all of your answers will resonate, and that's okay. That's why you write sixty of them.
  5. Then, get started writing. Don't stop until you have a song finished, no matter how bad it is. To write songs, you have to finish them.

Method #4: A Time When . . .

This is similar to the "How Was Your Weekend Method." Simply think back to a time when . . . and fill in the blank with anything like:

  • You were scared.
  • You were in love.
  • You were hurt.
  • You felt lonely.
  • You felt happy.
  • You lost something you loved.
  • Etc.

And write down everything about it in detail. Choose some of your statements that resonate the most with you and start writing a song!

Method #5: Steal

You may have heard the saying that good artists borrow, and great artists steal. Well, I'm not recommending you steal ideas, but I do think it's a good idea to get inspired by some of your favorite art. What are your favorite:

  • Books, authors, poems, lines of literature
  • Movies, scenes, or lines from movies
  • Articles
  • Artists, colors, words of art, parts of art pieces
  • Buildings, architectural style
  • Songs, melodies, lyrics, styles, beats
  • Etc.

The more specific you can get about what you like about something, the better it will be. Then, use that piece of what you like as inspiration. Start your song with a line from a movie that you love. Or use a beat you like and modify it and then add some lyrics. It's not stealing, it's art!

Example of Brainstorming Song Ideas

Things I Hate About Myself
Things I Love About Myself
Things I Find Annoying
Things I'm Scared Of
Things I Wish I Hadn't Said
Things I Wish I Had Said
I'm impatient.
I'm funny.
People looking at me.
Climate change.
Can we do something different?
No.
I can be cruel.
I'm good with words.
Women who look prettier than me.
Moving back in with my parents.
Hi!
No, we're not going dutch.
I'm overweight.
I'm good with money.
Men who ignore me.
Falling in love.
I love you.
Thank you for everything.
I overthink things.
I'm an early-riser.
Men who wear tank-tops.
Men falling in love with me.
I'll miss you.
Is there something weird?
I wait too long to break off relationships.
I smile a lot.
Men who have better hair than me.
Good-looking men.
Sure!
Do you like me?
I'm not fashionable.
I'm likeable.
My mom, sometimes.
Gaining weight.
We could eat at Padrecito.
I might like you.
I'm too cheap.
I can memorize things fast.
My family, sometimes.
Getting Alzheimers.
This one's on me.
What are we doing?
I lie sometimes.
I'm a fast typer.
Waiting in line for anything.
Making bad decisions.
How are we doing this?
I don't want to be exclusive.
I'm not as successful as I want to be.
I'm smarter than most people.
Taking food to-go.
Missing out on something more fun.
I know Bonnie! She's a horse.
I feel hurt.
I complain too much.
I'm different.
Coffee that's not hot enough.
Aggressive dogs.
Cool cool
You need to wash the dishes.
This is just an example! Feel free to use these categories or concepts if they resonate with you, but remember that there is no limit to this. Once you have 60 concepts, weed them out until you have three that you feel you can write about or combine.

Questions & Answers

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        Zaara 

        6 days ago

        Hi I'm 13 I just wanted to search topics of songs I have been trying to write songs just struggling a bit to think of the best lyrics

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        Jen 

        8 days ago

        I'm 13 and I need lyrics for a talent show. I'm playing the piano and Lauren Scott (a very talented 8th grader who preformed on Broadway) is singing. I have the notes for it, and I want the lyrics to be personal. Currently, I'm struggling with my self confidence. Anyone have any ideas for me?

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        Bonnie 

        8 days ago

        I am 12 and I have wrote some songs and people tell me I am a good song writer and singer but I have little confidence in it so what do I do?

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        Ava 

        8 days ago

        Hi i am 12 and i really need inspiration i am trying to make some songs i am thinking of writing in a different language i also speak french so i really need help

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        Emma 

        3 weeks ago

        Hi i am 10 and I have already made 2 original songs, struggling on ideas tho. I really enjoy writing them takes a real long time cause I need inspiration! Pleases help me.

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        Courtney 

        3 weeks ago

        I’m really really struggling to write my next song

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        Donya 

        4 weeks ago

        im 12 i wrote some songs. i really want to write about my life and about my depression but i want the lyrics to be rap since i can rap. any idea or help please.

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        Trinity 

        5 weeks ago

        Hey Im really trying to write a song about society and i really want to write a song about my experience, Im 13 but I know a lot please help me. greenwoodtrinity07@student.fz.k12.mo.us

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        Aurora 

        5 weeks ago

        I’m only 11 but I’ve been writing cute songs since I was six but know I’m a complete writers block on topics but I’m actually pretty good at lyrics. I desperately need motivation

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        hailey 

        5 weeks ago

        hi im 13 and i love listening to aesthetic sad songs and i kinda want to start trying to write my own aesthetic songs but im unsure on how to do so.

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        Leah 

        5 weeks ago

        I’m 13 I’ve always wanted to be a singer and my dad hates me so I’ve made a song for him from this advice thank you so much!

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        Aralyn 

        5 weeks ago

        I'm also 12 like most of you and I have a creative imagination, but when it comes to song writing, it becomes difficult to find out what the lyrics will be. Now I've created a Spotify playlist of songs to inspire me, but lyric-writing is the hardest part for me. The rhythm is also one of the hardest parts. The songs I'm trying to write are supposed to be made with acoustic guitar, and I have the music down, and I have an idea of what to write about, but the rhythm that the lyrics would go in is making me stressed because it never sounds good, and I don't want to use the same rhythm as other popular songs. So, writer's block is very common for me. I know how hard song-writing can be, and I know a lot of you need help. I do too. You are definitely not alone. After reading a lot of the comments, I've gotten some ideas for lyrics, so the chat log can be very helpful, and a tip is to use other songs for ideas on lyrics and for a similar rhythm.

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        Evan 

        5 weeks ago

        I’m 12, just like a lot of people in this chat. But I’m in a band. I play lead guitar and I’m struggling to find lyrics for my first OWN song

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        8bar 

        6 weeks ago

        I’m 12 and I’ve wanted to be a rapper for a while but never really got the hang of it. Is it just something people are born with? I can’t seem to get the rythem right. Any tips?

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        Cari 

        8 weeks ago

        I’m only 12 but I've written one or two songs. I pretty good at writing the music and people say i’m a good singer, but i can’t seem to write lyrics. I have some ideas, but nowhere close to enough to write a whole song.

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        laia 

        2 months ago

        its kinda sad how bad i am can someone help :)

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        brison.mcconnell 

        2 months ago

        hi I'm 12 and I want to be a song writer and be famous like Bruno mars

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        Taylor Swift 

        2 months ago

        Hi. This made me the wonderful singer I am now. I didn’t want to make an actual account on this because I have WAY to many ;). Great advice!

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        kaydence 

        2 months ago

        i was horible at making music but now you gave me a lot of ideas! thanks

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        hanna karnes 

        2 months ago

        so ive written 18 songs so far and i am working on some more im doing pretty good

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        emma 

        2 months ago

        my uncle made a song for me and i got inspired but i dont know what to write about, can you please help me?

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        Tenia 

        2 months ago

        Can I get help with so ideas for writing a song I’m only 13 years old.

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        Safia 

        3 months ago

        Can someone help me please I want to write songs but I never written one before I'm pretty good at short stories I'm 12 and I have had three young writers stories and poems published when I was in primary but Im stuck help me pls someone!!!!

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        Apollo’s Child 

        3 months ago

        I saw a lot of people say that they are good writers and that they just don’t know how to write a song and I figured I just say what helps me, because I’m only 13 and I’ve been told I write decent song lyrics, although I am a very good writer and am currently in the middle of a book i am writing.

        I’ve learned that song lyrics are basically a long, and repeating poem,

        A few lines repeat in the poem as some poems already do.

        When I can’t find inspiration for a song I start writing a poem, and try not to judge too harshly at first because you can always show it to a trusted friend or family member or even music teacher who can help you edit it. You don’t need a band to make songs. For me it is just me and my bass and my and my friend with an acoustic guitar with only our voices left to show.

        The poetry is the easiest way that I have found to write a song, because you can always figure out beats and rhythms later when it’s done.

        One poem I’ve written with this strategy is this,

        They don’t know

        She can’t see

        And he can’t hear

        She tries to see his point of view

        He tries to hear her side of the story

        They are blind for each other

        The only one known is them

        She can see her own side

        He can hear his own voice

        She struggles to see

        Walking blindly down the street

        Not any cars to see

        No houses to visit

        She struggles to see

        He yearns to hear

        Strumming numbly along

        Not any chords to strum

        No voices to hear

        He yearns to hear

        They don’t know

        She can’t see

        And he can’t hear

        She tries to see his point of view

        He tries to hear her side of the story

        They are blind for each other

        The only one known is them

        She can see her own side

        He can hear his own voice

        They wave and shout

        She sees a blur

        And he hears a whisper

        She’s seeing blurs of his view

        He’s hearing murmurs of her side of the story

        She can see his shape

        He can hear her murmurs

        He can hear her

        She can see him

        They see the sparks

        They hear the cracks

        She’s crying out

        He’s searching

        They are breaking

        Their love is fading

        The obstacles were faced

        He found her

        She saw him

        They embrace the difficulties

        They choose their wars

        They create more sparks

        They fill the cracks

        She loves him

        And he loves her

        They are creating

        There is no love fading

        I don’t have a name for this song yet, nor has it been edited or revised yet, but this is a song/poem I wrote on the theme of confusion.

        I hope this is helpful.

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        Mia 

        3 months ago

        Everyone always says i'm perfect because i'm an artist, a dancer, an actress, i'm smart, i skipped a grade, i ride horses, and people act like i'm to good to hang out with them. So i thought of writing a song about my flaws: called perfectly imperfect

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        Nikka18 

        3 months ago

        This is so helpful. Ive always wanted to write songs. I also want to start a girl group. But havent gotten around that yet. But soon though.

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        Løla Wills 

        3 months ago

        Thanks for the tips, I'm a good songwriter anyways so I can improve

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        Rose kraner 

        3 months ago

        I want to write my own song and how I do that where do I begin

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        Carmen J. 

        3 months ago

        Who else just needs someone to play instruments?(I'm not very good with lyrics but i'm already using tips in this)(lol)

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        Prerana kundar 

        3 months ago

        I write a song but song is so stupid

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        Mika 

        4 months ago

        I don"t know what to write about

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        Isabelle Bent 

        4 months ago

        I've never been good at rhythm.I've tried but always failed.And it's hard for me to write complicate words like raps as I am from different country.Do I have a way to break this out?

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        ileana 

        4 months ago

        I do not have any lyric ideas HELP ME SOMEONE,

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        4 months ago

        I don't know what to right about. Any ideas???

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        Song writer 

        4 months ago

        This is awsome I wrote an even better song

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        Duckbot 

        4 months ago

        This helped me a lot

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        Lydia 

        4 months ago

        Had writers block for a month now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help me!!!!!!!!!

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        BellaSeavey 

        4 months ago

        I want to write a song on toxic love. I have exactly no ideas! its called OUR LOVE HURTS MORE THAN ACID

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        person 

        4 months ago

        I've always wanted to right songs I have been trying for so long it is very hard for me to find insperation I like to try and make love songs but people say I'm to young I don't know what to do

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        xXMari_GoldXx 

        4 months ago

        I wan't to help the people that don't exactly know what to do. I'm going to put what I usually do.

        I usually start with something like this:

        "Oh hey hey"

        or something like

        "Oh I"

        I start to build it up until I'm happy with what I've done. If I like it so much that I would want to repeat I put it as my chorus or pre-chorus. If I already have something else in mind I put it as a verse. (the first thing I usually do is the chorus though because it gives me a base to build my story up on).

        Chorus:

        "Oh I

        Missed you

        but now I don't wanna see your face

        You've pushed me into the blue

        never thought you would hurt me this way

        And I thought I could trust you

        but you pushed me away

        the ground is where I now lay

        I wish you would've missed me

        like I missed you"

        Now that's done, you can work on your first verse. Think of your whole song as a story. The first verse is like the beginning of a story. I usually like making it past tense (sorta).

        "I was walking out my room

        saw you over yonder

        arguing with mom

        and packing all your stuff

        you said I'm sorry my baby

        but I have to go

        call whenever you need me

        then you walked out the door"

        After the first verse you put the chorus (Or pre-chorus then chorus). If your confused with the order i'll put it right here. Parenthesis=Optional.

        (Intro-Usually The Chorus)

        Verse One

        (Pre-Chorus)

        Chorus

        Verse Two

        (Pre-Chorus)

        Chorus

        Bridge

        (Pre-Chorus)

        Chorus

        For the second verse I usually do present-tense.

        "You came back

        but I've never felt the same

        the same way I used to feel

        before you walked away

        I can't trust you anymore

        since you walked out that wretched door

        I was too innocent to understand

        that you didn't wan't to come back"

        Chorus happens again. The bridge comes next and I think of it as dreams and hopes for the future. It's like a maybe.

        "Maybe one day

        I'll learn to trust you again

        but let me assure you

        that won't be very soon

        I might not even happen

        so don't raise your hopes

        all I know is that I"

        And you all know the drill. That's right, the chorus happens again and for the last time.

        This is the song as a whole:

        Verse One:

        I was walking out my room

        saw you over yonder

        arguing with mom

        and packing all your stuff

        you said I'm sorry my baby

        but I have to go

        call whenever you need me

        then you walked out the door

        Chorus:

        Oh I

        Missed you

        but now I don't wanna see your face

        You've pushed me into the blue

        never thought you would hurt me this way

        And I thought I could trust you

        but you pushed me away

        the ground is where I now lay

        I wish you would've missed me

        like I missed you

        Verse Two:

        You came back

        but I've never felt the same

        the same way I used to feel

        before you walked away

        I can't trust you anymore

        since you walked out that wretched door

        I was too innocent to understand

        that you didn't wan't to come back

        Chorus:

        Oh I

        Missed you

        but now I don't wanna see your face

        You've pushed me into the blue

        never thought you would hurt me this way

        And I thought I could trust you

        but you pushed me away

        the ground is where I now lay

        I wish you would've missed me

        like I missed you

        Bridge:

        Maybe one day

        I'll learn to trust you again

        but let me assure you

        that won't be very soon

        I might not even happen

        so don't raise your hopes

        all I know is that

        Chorus:

        I

        Missed you

        but now I don't wanna see your face

        You've pushed me into the blue

        never thought you would hurt me this way

        And I thought I could trust you

        but you pushed me away

        the ground is where I now lay

        I wish you would've missed me

        like I missed you

        Before I forget, titles usually come from the chorus but don't necessarily have to. You can name it what ever you want. It is your song, do whatever you want. I'm naming this "Like I Missed You"

        I hope this helped anyone at least a little bit. Have an amazing day!

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        A Person 

        4 months ago

        This helped me sooo much! I wrote a song called Love Cuts Like a Plastic Knife and it was really cool! I imported some of the other topics from this into that song and it was really cool. I found out that you can add like, 12 of these topics together and it will still come out prefectly balanced.

        This was really helpful! Thank you!

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        Maja(maya) 

        4 months ago

        I cant think of a name... i know what im writeing about and its a book and im writeing about a wild horse herd and how free life can be and how it can be problemless if you make it but im stuck on a name can you maybe help me?

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        Lily 

        5 months ago

        Thank you for teaching me all these ideas i will use them in the future

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        gracie 

        5 months ago

        i want to write about love and what goes on because i have this crush on someone and i want to write a love song (they have a crush on me to) and i really love too sing so im trying every day to make a song

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        chinesecheesetrees 

        5 months ago

        i just cant rhyme

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        Sam Erin 

        6 months ago

        this was very helpful, hank you.

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        Rocio 

        6 months ago

        I love to sing but I only do covers! I want to make my own music and become successful one day! The problem is that I’m writing my very first song but I’m still stuck! Any suggestions?

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        hanna karnes 

        6 months ago

        So ive written tons of famous songs for ppl like Justin Bieber, Anne Marie, Ariana Grande Zara Larsson and Selena Gomez but none of the things you listed i never used to help me i always wrote when i was going through something whether its sad or happy or it was a fun day i always would write it right then and what happened then later on i would come back to it and would write the song so for any of you who are stuck and just cant figure out the lyrics i can always give a few pointers and try what i do it really might help. The song called Flashlight from Pitch Perfect 2 i wrote . When tomorrow comes ill be on my way feeling frightened of the things that i dont know when tomorrow comes and though the road is long i look up to the sky ill fly away like a firefly then i sing along i got all i need when i got you and i cause i look around me and see a sweet life im stuck in the dark but your Flashlight your getting me getting me through the night you kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes i cant lie its a sweet life im stuck in the dark but your my Flashlight your getting me getting me through the night

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        Songwriter/singer 

        6 months ago

        I’m 11 and I’ve written songs for 3 or 4 years now but always get stuck with what to write about. I want to write about life and exciting things that happen to me but my life’s pretty boring

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        Emily 

        6 months ago

        Just saying, this sight helps me sooo mich! Im 12 yrs old and love to write lyrics, amd i try to stay away from, i love this boy, i lovd so and so, and all thsat. Yout ideas really helped me think of other topics!!!!

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        Ella 

        7 months ago

        Heyyy I wanna write a song but I don’t know where to start

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        Madi~Chan 

        7 months ago

        So I am a new sngwriter and music creator.... But I can't think of any lyrics.HELP PLEASE

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        Dope Crap 

        7 months ago

        Hey if you think that you are a terrible songwriter then don't worry!

        Here's my AMAZING song:

        NIGHT THOUGHTS

        I look at the stars.

        You look at me.

        I wanna eat candy bars,

        but they ain't no free.

        Aimi

        (YES, IT'S RAP)

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        Seniah 

        7 months ago

        I will help u jazzy I am a good writer

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        Jazzy 

        7 months ago

        Hi, this is my first time writing a song can anybody give me a few pointers or can someone be my co writer please

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        Sammy 

        7 months ago

        I have written a couple songs but all were bad

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        Lizzy 

        7 months ago

        This is my first time writing a song, anyone have any suggestions??

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        maria 

        7 months ago

        hunter i can play the guitar

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        JAYCE 

        7 months ago

        I need to know how what to right about

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        Song writer 

        7 months ago

        I can write songs about anything

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        hunter 

        7 months ago

        i need someone who can play the guitar?

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        Nobody 

        8 months ago

        I’ve been told I have a rather miraculous talent for poems or deep short stories. I’ll go online and write a fanfiction about a fandom I’m into, it’ll be short and I’ll just make the characters feel however I happen to be feeling. I aspire to grow up and join a rock band so I guess it’s useful to be decent at writing lyrics. A story I’d write would be like:

        He’s sinking, much too fast and he can hardly breathe. His emotions close in around him as he punches a wall, it scrapes up his once unmarked skin in frustration. He wishes to feel something other then the never ending tunnel of despair he feels enclosed in. Everyone else is breathing around him while he drowns in an endless string of ideas or thoughts. Thoughts of bloodied wrists and pill bottles as empty as he is. He pulls a strand of strawberry blonde hair and tucks it behind his ear as he bites down on his full, pink lips. Blood begins to trickle down his chin as teeth pierce lips. He adjusts the trucker hat on his head and sneaks into the bathroom, opening he medicine cabinet and taking a bottle of pills out, timidly unscrewing the lid off of the plastic jar of near happiness. He’s screwed up too many times, he’s let his band mates down too many times, he can’t do this, he won’t keep doing this!

        And he won’t keep doing this because he knows he’ll be dead soon.

        He swallows a pill, then two, then four, then eight.

        He downs the whole bottle.

        He’s escaped the constant pressure he’s always had to deal with, he’s left it far behind. He’s left it on the bathroom floor, cold, pale skin against tiles.

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        abby moore 

        8 months ago

        i write songs mainly about depression so i'm trying a love song about a certain person. he doesn't know about the song last time i wrote a love song i was 7 now i'm almost 14 it's my favorite hobby and can somebody please help with the name i was thinking : falling,or twisted love which one do yall like better reply back-abby

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        oof 

        8 months ago

        For any of you who can't relate to any of these topics come up with something write about some of your high school years.

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        Punks not dead 

        8 months ago

        I have writen one song partially (i dont have a band yet)

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        Krokola 

        8 months ago

        I'm gonna write a song that titled "TV hurts my brain"... Please support me on this...

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        SuperT 

        8 months ago

        Only got garage band to make songs but still used an idea that spurred another song out of it.

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        Nick 

        8 months ago

        How do I write a rap about video games?

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        i am a song writer 

        8 months ago

        christian song ideas

        larger than life

        son of a god

        invincible

        why i trust him

        prayer music

        anthem of heaven

        where heaven is

        who to talk to

        still trusting

        when im gone

        heavens angel choir

        gates of heaven

        he was always there

        i met an angel

        flying high

        i can meet the lord

        church service

        over everything

        saturday morning church

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        Sakshi Viradia 

        8 months ago

        I want to write some sensible and professional lyrics...How?

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        Anonymous Songwriter 

        8 months ago

        By the way, I’m only 10 and people that are older than me can’t really write songs! Perhaps it’s a gift? Anyways, people who still can’t write a song, hang in there! Write about what inspires you, someone or something that you love or hate. Or just make up a story with miraculous characters–then write a song about it! If you have trouble with the lyrics, then just use words of your topics actions and character traits. If your character or topic is fake, try to picture it in your mind an de write down what would you see, hear, taste, smell, and touch by using your five senses. Good luck!

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        Anonymous Songwriter 

        8 months ago

        I’m actually already pretty good at song writing, but I just came here for fun. I love it!

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        Mandi 

        9 months ago

        i wrote a song about my past and how it hurt me, and how that made me the person i am today

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        sorta helpful 

        9 months ago

        I wrote one song, and it was about true experience, my crush crushing on someone else. It sounds kinda weird, but it turned out pretty cool. But in order to write a good song you need a good topic, that's where a song begins. Then think about that topic, and write down whatever comes to mind. Then edit and make it a poem, then make it longer. And you've got a song...well this is how I write songs. I hope you guys can use this

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        Sarina 

        10 months ago

        I love song writing and i really good at it and I already have 2 songs written

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        Lemur 

        10 months ago

        This list is almost as fabulous as me

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        Serendipity 

        10 months ago

        I love this list, just wish it was longer...

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        Nik 

        10 months ago

        Thanks so much.. I hope your song writing is going alright!

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        major babe 

        10 months ago

        I really find it helpful to me

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        ???? 

        10 months ago

        this was kind of helpful i guess ?!

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        A guy 

        10 months ago

        Who the hell compiled this list? It's about as stupid as those who said it's helpful.

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        Nylah 

        11 months ago

        I believe that one suggestion I could give you is to suggest that people start with a poem. I find that with most poems you can make a song out of, and I found this because I listened to the song "Honeybee" by Conan Gray and thought that this could be a poem as well as a song. I also found that when I write poetry I can make a song, using the poetry as the foundation.

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        Oog 

        11 months ago

        I wanna write about a Wendy’s I went to and it was cold, thanks guys! I’m officially inspired to write a 16 minute song

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        11 months ago

        this was extremely helpful, thank you

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        PorshaDove423@Gmail.Com 

        11 months ago

        This helped and some of the TOPICS were FUNNY. And I already have down songs. I also want to see this website UPDATE! I also PINNED this to my laptop that's how helpful this is. THANKS, AND I MEAN THANKS!

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        11 months ago from In my mind -w-

        thanks!

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        Not telling 

        11 months ago

        This was not helpful in leaving abd getting on a different website

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        Stephanie 

        11 months ago

        I was able to write 12 songs with your great advice

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        robert 

        12 months ago

        You should put more song ideas on there,but in the end i love the things that u put for them.Thank You

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        sps 

        12 months ago

        this was very helpful i might become famous because of you

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        Brianna Ancello 

        12 months ago

        I skimmed through it but its kinda helpful for the ideas but I'm afraid I have to write my songs that is about my life and well what my imagination is but um thank you

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        shar 

        12 months ago

        i just skimmed though it but it was helpful i need it for music

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        (A) 

        12 months ago

        That graph is so true/ relatable

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        KJ 

        12 months ago

        Most helpful webpage ever! It inspired me so much. I can't wait to start writing my song. Thanks to this web page it's gonna be awesome!

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        jp 

        12 months ago

        i need song ideas for christian music

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        Julia M. 

        13 months ago

        Thanks so much! Me and my friend are writing songs and i used the "clothed in sadness" one and it worked perfectly! Thanks soooooo much!

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        Anna A. 

        13 months ago

        Thank you, so much!!! :] I had writer's block until I searched ideas of what to write about, and I found this super helpful page! I'm 12, and me and my cousin wanted to be duet singers together, but I can't write songs, while she thought up and sang really pretty songs, so this helped me a lot! Thanks again!

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        Regan 

        13 months ago

        Thanks to you for helping me make a song. It's called you had six lives and you have no more.

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        Jenna 

        13 months ago

        I am 13 i really want to write a good song but I had writers block until I found this page so helpful definitely going to use some of these ideas and tips thanks a ton for these tips and ideas

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        Nessa 

        14 months ago

        Im 13 My dream is too be an actress and song writer thats my dream for when im older this helped me so much, Im going to write a song about " I gave you six more chances, but I'll give you one more

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