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

Updated on March 4, 2019
danielmccarthy lm profile image

Hey everyone, I'm Dan and I live in New Zealand. I love music, art, food & cooking, outdoors, philosophy, family and travel.

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?

See results

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?

See results

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?

See results

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.

New Guestbook Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      Ally 

      27 minutes ago

      OML I didn't even know Hitler had a dog... Welp I searched it up on the internet... poor Blondi. This is what ima write about.

    • profile image

      Emma 

      3 days ago

      Hi my name is Emma I am 11 years old and I have a passion for music and anything related to it dancing while singing music and music is to spend my life since I was 2 years old I started singing I play piano and guitar and I like to write my own song I wrote a song about my dead cousin her funeral song is called I miss you I wrote songs about my life and just any topic that pops in mind I tried to write lyrics and it's just I have come to a writer's block and I can't think of another topic I love this page in this website because it really actually help me I write it I wrote it in my song book like some ideas that I saw and he really inspired me and I decided to make a comment and tell everybody that

    • profile image

      Burniton 

      5 days ago

      Hi im 20 years and i love singing and writing songs but i knid of need help to write an inspirational song for less privileged or the street people. ....kindly hit my email if you want to work laminimohammed20@gmail.com

    • profile image

      hi 

      9 days ago

      .ighndtndhgmdnsrn

    • profile image

      I Love Singing!! 

      12 days ago

      I still don't know what to write about, I'm trying to write happy songs

    • profile image

      I Don’t Know 

      13 days ago

      There’s a bench in the city

      Where they got engaged

      He put the ring on her finger

      They were living out their days

      Happy as could be

      Until the people came

      To tear down their lives

      And the memories that they made

      The people didn’t knock

      They came barging through the door

      Nobody could stop them

      They just kept asking for war

      They crawled through the floorboards

      They were pulling out her hair

      And there was nothing he could do but stare

      This is the first verse of my song and I would like to know what you people think. Thanks if you looked and have a good day I would really like comments tho so if anybody feels like giving me legitimately good advice email me atdogequeen354@gmail.com (I’m stupid but it’s memorable)

    • profile image

      dOn'T TaLK TO mE 

      3 weeks ago

      noice

    • profile image

      IM nOT TelLiNG My PerSOnaL inFO yA cReEp 

      4 weeks ago

      wow this really helped me write songs. I posted them on youtube

      if you serch up Sawako Otaki, you could see.

      Oh yeah

      My name is Leesha

    • profile image

      Emily 

      4 weeks ago

      This is a good way to make a song

    • profile image

      CAT 

      4 weeks ago

      i have a good name then i write a super BAD so like SUPER BAD

    • profile image

      Caitlyn 

      6 weeks ago

      I can't figure out the proper lyrics for my love song even though I know exactly what want to put into it. I can't seem to be able to rhyme to anything I want to put in it. if you can help me my email is c.wiltzen1@epsb.ca

    • profile image

      Alex 

      6 weeks ago

      JoyMercurio Michael Jackson never played an instrument, and look how far he got!

    • profile image

      JoyMercurio 

      6 weeks ago

      I have my own comment and question, but I wanted to reach out to @hatethatiloveyou I have a few of the same issues as you, but I'd still love to work with you one day! Just let me know! And @abbyvoss definitely get a mini tape recorder or use your phone! That happens a lot to me when I'm at work!

      First and foremost, I love everything I have read here! This is my new favorite site! Thank you for sharing your experiences and ideas with all of us! I have put a shortcut to your site on my homepage! I love it!

      My issue is mainly with the music. I can write and write like crazy. I can write a whole song on a napkin in a restaurant before the food arrives, but I don't play any instruments. Is there any way to actually pursue anything serious with songwriting if I can't play any instrument? I've been writing songs and poems... Mainly songs since I was 7 years old. And I remember not really knowing what I was doing, I just knew that I enjoyed it and it was an outlet for me, still very much is. I'm just curious if I could actually do anything with any of the thousands of songs I have written... But they are only on paper?

    • profile image

      lakota 

      6 weeks ago

      i am trying to write a song but i have no inspiration and ideas

    • profile image

      PM....... 

      7 weeks ago

      It helped me its really good! and this is what I have so far...

      I am normally a happy person, but u made me depressed. My happy sole is locked away inside of you {Eco}... I'd call u if I was sad but I can't move {Eco}. Just give me a chance I can change...

      I'm locked inside of sadness

      Its not bad or really good I am still working on it...

    • profile image

      Hatethatiloveyou 

      7 weeks ago

      I have a poem I wrote and I used a few ideas from this website and it came out really well. I love writing and singing but sometimes I feel like my songs sound stupid or they lack emotion. I could really use some advice and I am willing to share with someone and listen to their advice. Thank you and have a blessed day.

    • profile image

      ForeveAlone 

      7 weeks ago

      I’m a rapper I’m lyrical and allat but I need topics and stuff if you got any ideas or anything add me on Snapchat @chris.wright420 and tell me sum lol wait for it imma blow up and you will hear of the name Forever Alone

    • profile image

      adidas_lover 

      8 weeks ago

      i like to write songs but the thing is that i keep coping other songs tunes which i kinda think is copying.

    • profile image

      Tanaka 

      2 months ago

      It was amazing

    • profile image

      Abby Voss 

      2 months ago

      Also, I’ve noticed something about the comments—when I signed up it said that I have to be 18+ years old, but in the comments there are 10, 13, and 14 year olds.

    • profile image

      Abby Voss 

      2 months ago

      I’ve basically been writing songs my entire life—I’ll be bored or sad or tired and I’ll just start singing something that pops into my brain. Even though I do this all the time, I can never remember the lyrics that I come up with, and when I actually sit down and try to write, I have no inspiration. I have a song that I wrote in fifth grade and I really like it, but it needs chords or some support so that it isn’t just a cappella. I can’t play any instruments so I don’t know how to solve this problem. Tips?

    • profile image

      Grace 

      2 months ago

      I’ve written one song but I want to write another

    • profile image

      Grace 

      2 months ago

      I'm writing a song for a school project and I'm so stressed! I have no good ideas!

    • profile image

      Indi 

      2 months ago

      I am 10 and I want to write song song to inspire people but I can't seem to find the write theme or lyrics to match to want I want to do.

    • profile image

      Kayla 

      2 months ago

      I recently lost a family member, and I might be losing another. I plan to write a song about saying goodbye too soon. Could I get some pointers? This is what I have so far, but I don’t think I’m going to keep it:

      I wish you didn’t leave me

      Now I feel alone.

      I wish you could see me,

      now that I’ve grown

    • profile image

      Destiny 

      2 months ago

      I am 13 and i am trying to write songs but it's to hard i can't come with ideas and when i finish the song i like it but the next time i see it i don't like it. It's super weird.

    • profile image

      Not important 

      2 months ago

      I’ve been writing lyrics for a really long time and I have to say it doesn’t matter if you have sad lyrics or happy lyrics or whatever but it does matter to have people be interested in your song this starts by the name they don’t hear the song yet make them come (I’m talking about the fans not only is this part of a great career But it’s also part of marketing you need to have a song title to please any type of person a emo, preppy,trendy,fun, anyone you have to please if your making pop music but in my case I make punk rock music and sometimes in this case you would need this at certain times would not recommend the song names.

    • profile image

      미나 

      2 months ago

      I got this...

      “My happy ship is sinking

      The water tastes like icing

      And the cake is f*cking burning”

      Well then.

    • profile image

      simran 

      2 months ago

      thanks,'but i wants names for my punjabi songs please tall any name

    • profile image

      Carrieann 

      2 months ago

      This was probably the most helpful thing ever! I’m 13yrs and when I get older I want to be a singer and this is a good way to start creating my own songs. Thanks!

    • profile image

      a girls love for music 

      2 months ago

      Hi, I'm 14 years old and want to be a successful songwriter and singer but I can never finish a song. It's sad because I know that what I do have is great I just don't know how to simplify (or take away) parts of the song so I can finish it. I want to be a lead singer of a girl band but I can't even finish a song, got any advice?

    • profile image

      Gabby 

      3 months ago

      I really like writing songs but I’m not good at writing happy songs I usually write sad songs like “i need you mom” bc my mom left so I only write depressing songs so yeah I need help writing happy songs any one have ideas

    • profile image

      Chrystal 

      3 months ago

      I've written songs before...mostly about my depression..... some cheerful...the rest are songs that I usually say "we shalt not speak of this"

    • profile image

      Harley 

      3 months ago

      now that I know Taylor Swift used this app I will turn to it because Taylor Swift is one of my inspirations to make song.

    • profile image

      Someone with OCD 

      4 months ago

      Why does everyone write 'right' instead of the correct spelling?! Dang, my OCD is murdering me!

    • profile image

      Marie 

      4 months ago

      Hi i'm 14 and I want to write a song but I never have. And it is really hard, as i expected. My problem is I keep going off topic and can't seem to stay in one "narrow" topic. Any suggestions (don't hold back anything is helpful as long as it's help) Thank you.

    • profile image

      Nik 

      4 months ago

      Hey I’m tryna write a song in Spanish but I don’t speak Spanish that well any ideas? (Also preferably not about romance bc I don’t have much experience there)

    • profile image

      Lil JAG 

      4 months ago

      Hey i'm trying to write a rap song how do i do that i'm so frustrated!

    • profile image

      person69 

      5 months ago

      hi im 14 and im trying to wright a song about life but im having problems any tips?

    • profile image

      Philippine 

      5 months ago

      soooooo hard

    • profile image

      Emma G 

      5 months ago

      I have writen a few songs but i want to be a pro singer like panic! at the disco! Please help me!

    • profile image

      Anonymous 

      5 months ago

      hey Skyler thx for the tips i just finished the song!!

    • profile image

      Skyler 

      5 months ago

      hey Anonymous what about writing things like sunshine or rain

      I like to write about being greater than the hated

    • profile image

      Anonymous 

      5 months ago

      I write songs for my friend to sing and I have a song due in two days and I have a half a verse done, I need more ideas!!

    • profile image

      Unknown 

      5 months ago

      I still need help with making lyrics.

    • profile image

      angelina 

      5 months ago

      i'm trying to make a song about me and my sis something kawaii and anime so i'm trying to do a cute theam

    • profile image

      Annie 

      6 months ago

      I'm trying to write a song about fantasy. A girl who is in her tower and wants to meet her prince, But I just seem to keep going around is circles and it just doesn't flow! Any ideas?

    • profile image

      Presley Whiz 

      6 months ago

      Thank you to whoever wrote this! it helped me write a song and i'm so happy. Its not the best but its still a song. Here's some tips for if your writing a song:

      1.write down the first thing that comes to mind, you can edit it later

      2.try to stay on the same topic, don't go so far cause you'll just get lost in the lyrics

      3.think of synonyms, it'll help a lot

      that's all i could think of, but good luck!

    • profile image

      delonna 

      6 months ago

      hey my name is delonna and im 14 im tryna write a song bout someone i like he ask me out but i didnt respond cause im afraid i might get hurt by another boy and i dont want that again i dont know how to tell him that i wanna tell him in a song

    • profile image

      Morgan 

      6 months ago

      Here are some of my tips:

      1. if you can't write good lyrics to rhyme, get your friend to write lyrics that don't rhyme, then make them rhyme.

      2. if you can't find a word to rhyme with it, then it's probably not the best lyric.

      3. I am 12 as well, so I can't write about things that famous people do for lack of experience. just write about what you know.

    • profile image

      Charlotte A 

      6 months ago

      Ok everyone who is having trouble hit record on camera and just freestyle. Afterwards review it and write down the parts that sound good. Then form that into a song

    • profile image

      Janae 

      6 months ago

      i am 12 and ijust wanna write another song and people make it seem soooooo easy

    • profile image

      Zaara 

      7 months 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

    • profile image

      Jen 

      7 months 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?

    • profile image

      Bonnie 

      7 months 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?

    • profile image

      Ava 

      7 months 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

    • profile image

      Emma 

      7 months 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.

    • profile image

      Courtney 

      7 months ago

      I’m really really struggling to write my next song

    • profile image

      Donya 

      7 months 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.

    • profile image

      Trinity 

      8 months 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

    • profile image

      Aurora 

      8 months 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

    • profile image

      hailey 

      8 months 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.

    • profile image

      Leah 

      8 months 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!

    • profile image

      Aralyn 

      8 months 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.

    • profile image

      Evan 

      8 months 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

    • profile image

      8bar 

      8 months 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?

    • profile image

      Cari 

      8 months 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.

    • profile image

      laia 

      9 months ago

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

    • profile image

      brison.mcconnell 

      9 months ago

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

    • profile image

      Taylor Swift 

      9 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!

    • profile image

      kaydence 

      9 months ago

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

    • profile image

      hanna karnes 

      9 months ago

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

    • profile image

      emma 

      9 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?

    • profile image

      Tenia 

      9 months ago

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

    • profile image

      Safia 

      10 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!!!!

    • profile image

      Apollo’s Child 

      10 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.

    • profile image

      Mia 

      10 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

    • profile image

      Nikka18 

      10 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.

    • profile image

      Løla Wills 

      10 months ago

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

    • profile image

      Rose kraner 

      10 months ago

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

    • profile image

      Carmen J. 

      10 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)

    • profile image

      Prerana kundar 

      10 months ago

      I write a song but song is so stupid

    • profile image

      Mika 

      11 months ago

      I don"t know what to write about

    • profile image

      Isabelle Bent 

      11 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?

    • profile image

      ileana 

      11 months ago

      I do not have any lyric ideas HELP ME SOMEONE,

    • profile image

      ... 

      11 months ago

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

    • profile image

      Song writer 

      11 months ago

      This is awsome I wrote an even better song

    • profile image

      Duckbot 

      11 months ago

      This helped me a lot

    • profile image

      Lydia 

      11 months ago

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

    • profile image

      BellaSeavey 

      11 months ago

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

    • profile image

      person 

      11 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

    • profile image

      xXMari_GoldXx 

      11 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!

    • profile image

      A Person 

      11 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!

    • profile image

      Maja(maya) 

      11 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?

    • profile image

      Lily 

      12 months ago

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

    • profile image

      gracie 

      12 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

    • profile image

      chinesecheesetrees 

      12 months ago

      i just cant rhyme

    • profile image

      Sam Erin 

      13 months ago

      this was very helpful, hank you.

    • profile image

      Rocio 

      13 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?

    • profile image

      hanna karnes 

      13 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

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, spinditty.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://spinditty.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)