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.

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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

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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

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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


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?
I can be cruel.
I'm good with words.
Women who look prettier than me.
Moving back in with my parents.
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.
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.

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      Krokola 44 hours ago

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

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      SuperT 4 days 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 5 days ago

      How do I write a rap about video games?

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      i am a song writer 2 weeks ago

      christian song ideas

      larger than life

      son of a god


      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 2 weeks ago

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

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      Anonymous Songwriter 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 7 weeks ago

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

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      Lemur 8 weeks ago

      This list is almost as fabulous as me

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      Serendipity 2 months ago

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

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      Nik 2 months ago

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

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      major babe 2 months ago

      I really find it helpful to me

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      ???? 2 months ago

      this was kind of helpful i guess ?!

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      A guy 2 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 2 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 3 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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      3 months ago

      this was extremely helpful, thank you

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      PorshaDove423@Gmail.Com 3 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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      Not telling 3 months ago

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

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      Stephanie 3 months ago

      I was able to write 12 songs with your great advice

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      robert 3 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 4 months ago

      this was very helpful i might become famous because of you

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      Brianna Ancello 4 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 4 months ago

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

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      Fat Nigger 4 months ago

      heck off you feggit

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      (A) 4 months ago

      That graph is so true/ relatable

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      KJ 4 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 4 months ago

      i need song ideas for christian music

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      Julia M. 4 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. 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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      Hi 6 months ago

      Very hepfule webpage

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      Amy's 6 months ago

      I like this and what you did.I like the ideas I'll use some

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      Vedansh 6 months ago

      I am 14 years old and I liked the method no 3 and I have to say this website is pretty cool thanks

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      Seth Lagos 6 months ago

      i can't read is to long xD

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      Lisa Vandervear 6 months ago

      I liked reading it and it gave me a good idea for a song but i cant sing and play an instrument at the same time i either forget what I'm playing or forget what I'm singing but I'll try

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      Mattyb 7 months ago

      This website is pretty helpful.

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      Natilee 7 months ago

      Hey I am 12 years old, I am a songwritter and I have looked on many websites and I think this one helped me the most.Thank you so much!

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      Rachel 7 months ago

      Hi I'm 10 years old and I want to write a song and be very famous. This kinda helped but not much. Even though it didn't help much I am still going to try to write one. I want to be a kid song writer like Jojo Siwa!

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      Brynn 7 months ago

      This was fun to read but I am kind of young so I haven't been through a lot of experiences that I might be able to write about. It has got me inspired but at the same time no ideas have popped into my head if that makes since.

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      Libby 7 months ago

      I thought this was super helpful. Especially if you have the talent to turn something weird into something that makes sense. If you really wanted to write a song about anything on here then you should try taking an idea and making it your own. That's just what great artists do.

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      Donkey 8 months ago

      This did not help

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      Kevin 8 months ago

      Good stuff... I am 28 and this didn't help:p no it did. I enjoyed reading it and all the comments. These kids will say anything. In fact if you're a kid, write everything down! And save it! Kids have it rough these days just don't forget to have fun you're a kid and you're suppose to play... not hold down a job or stress out. Don't even think just be your self and love thy self I believe Rastafarians call it I AND I

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      Miss Potato 8 months ago

      Thx it really helped

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      Red Fox 8 months ago

      This was great. Thanks for the ideas! You seem like a very creative person!!!!! Thanks again!

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      Delia 9 months ago

      Really needing ideas thx I'm ten but it will help with my grade7 piano songwriting! I can add singing!!!!!

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      Matyasieah 9 months ago

      This is absolutely amazing. We used ALL the comments and turned them into a song. THANKS BRUHS

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      9 months ago

      How do you come up with music when you have lyrics and the the tune now do you put it together with an instrument?

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      Divine 9 months ago

      There were really helpful now i think i have some ideas for one of my new song s thanks a lot

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      Michael 9 months ago

      Awesome group of ideas! Brought out a lot of great memories to write songs from. I must have gotten 30+ solid ideas outta this list. I want more! Go for the full 1000 ideas:) For those that are young and complaining.. you need some life experiences or a great imagination to use these ideas. Focus on writing about what you know, your friends, you life, school, pets, family, etc. An 11 year old writing about love (expect love of a family or pet) or war is kinda silly if you've never been in love or war. Of course you could use your imagination what it might be like, but the best songs IMHO and the easiest ones to write come from life experiences.

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      person 9 months ago

      this did not help me write a song

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      Lyrical Menace 9 months ago

      Impressive...your ma dawg

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      Timothy Leon Owens 9 months ago

      This was a very huge help. I got a lot of ideas. I'm going to write the songs and sing them to post on YouTube!

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      rachel berry 9 months ago

      im sorry but not really helped

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      unIcorn9 9 months ago

      didn't really help....i mean. im 10, for crying out loud!

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      Futile Resistor 10 months ago

      200 little explosions in my mind !!! And then there was more and even the comments are helpful !!! I've tried to search for lyrics related stuff before and I was always stuck in descriptions and theories and after a while they all sound the same. Instead this page just sends my mind into orbit with real examples that I can decide to keep, change, throw away, append with other stuff, read backwards and misinterpret as hard as I can. My guess is I will be busy for a while and that's the understatement of the decade haha!!! Thank you very much for piling up this stinking manure for us to fertilize our minds with!!!

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      MEL 10 months ago

      I just rapped all of these words together and pissed myself

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      rowan 10 months ago

      I have to right a song for my poetry unit and this helped ALOT

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      jorge 11 months ago

      Cool really awesome and helps alot thx

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      Sean Dylan 11 months ago

      Cheers for the article. I will try the brainstorming method out. I can come up with a song verse or a chorus then I'm stuck for ideas to take it further. Rythm and melodies are no problem.

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      Amanda Ahern 11 months ago

      I'm just a kid and am working on a song I'm taking guitar lessons so all play to it and tell u the link

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      Me 12 months ago

      This helped a LOT!!!! Thanks so much!

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      DasiaTheKitten 12 months ago

      very heplfull!!!!!!

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      Thatcher S 12 months ago

      Non of the options really helped, no offence

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      April Crestani 12 months ago

      This is a wonderful idea! Writing down my list of all those things in the six categories brought back a flood of emotions it really does work!!!

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      Marynewtons 12 months ago

      Hey be on the look... Soon most probably I will share a song on Instagram... I appreciate this article alot.. Thanks once more

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      SOlo 3322 13 months ago

      Methedhood three works with books too!!!!!!

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      Song lover 13 months ago

      This has changed my life I'm still a child but getting the best inspiration from this thanx soo much if u come up with more u should do this again!!!

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      Nellie Sot 14 months ago

      This is helpful because I need inspiration...

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      Emma Barry 14 months ago

      These are brilliant! Thankyou! I am 19 and really just writing songs for fun. Music has played a huge role in my life.

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      Lizzie 14 months ago

      This article is actually really helping me out here. My band is gonna be happy with all the songs we can get based on this

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      Grapes vine 15 months ago

      I'm a good writer, just never am able to finish a song...........and if ever I do, I end up losing it or trashing it out of frustration. This did give me inspiration though so thnx

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      Anonymous 15 months ago

      Leah I have checked out your account and to be honest, you and your channel are amazing! Well done!

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      Leah 15 months ago

      I'm 11 years old and I love writing songs. I mostly write for my ukulele and I put some songs on YouTube (Ukuleah x) I have had trouble thinking of something to write but this helped a lot! Thx!!

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      John Mayer 15 months ago

      pretty helpful. I liked the depressing one. Thanks

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      Mayra Ariana Narita Jauregui 15 months ago

      I love this article..I wrote a dance song and I think it is not bad..Thank You...

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      Chelsey hart 15 months ago

      Thank you! This helped me a lot! I think I'll be able to right a song today! I love this website!

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      tracy 16 months ago

      I need a song to right

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      Alayna 16 months ago

      Did not help at all! Try to think of what you would be on this website for.

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      Adela 17 months ago

      i love it

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      redbull65 17 months ago

      i loved it you really helped me

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      Somebody 17 months ago

      Helped a lot but some could be more serious instead of make love to me sideways. Was good tho and wrote song called money isn't everything.


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      17 months ago

      Wrote a song with the idea "Senator Spacemonkey". It's my first song and I'm very proud of it. Playing it with my band now. It sounds great.

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      Melanie Martinez 18 months ago

      I love to write sad songs but I'm afraid the suggestions here don't give me anything in my style of music to write about. Its hard to come up with ideas. I get inspiration from the band daughter.

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      JggvBoo Chhu @ soundcloud 18 months ago

      Good Info i think.,,.just lmk tht the way i think when i write .,is right.,.,lol

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      rama 19 months ago

      Really helped ..

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      Shreedhar 20 months ago


      My first song. Thanks. Lyrics:

      This is my first song and I'm very glad to post it on youtube.

      So I would like you guys to encourage me so that I'll be able to post other songs of mine.


      Everything you said turned out to be a lie

      You told that you loved me but now you're with some other guy

      I wished that you were here holding my hands

      When the world would be against me then you would stand

      For me like nobody did

      You told me that you'd never leave and now you did

      I wish I was a shooting star

      Coz you would look out for me

      I wish I was in your heart

      Coz no one could tear me apart


      I heard that you moved on leaving all the past behind

      Don't tell that you don't remember me every time that you cry

      For me like nobody did

      You told me that you'd never leave and now you did

      I wish I was a shooting star

      Coz you would look out for me

      I wish I was in your heart

      Coz no one could tear me apart

      This is my first song and I'm very glad to post it on youtube.

      So I would like you guys to encourage me so that I'll be able to post other songs of mine.


      Everything you said turned out to be a lie

      You told that you loved me but now you're with some other guy

      I wished that you were here holding my hands

      When the world would be against me then you would stand

      For me like nobody did

      You told me that you'd never leave and now you did

      I wish I was a shooting star

      Coz you would look out for me

      I wish I was in your heart

      Coz no one could tear me apart


      I heard that you moved on leaving all the past behind

      Don't tell that you don't remember me every time that you cry

      For me like nobody did

      You told me that you'd never leave and now you did

      I wish I was a shooting star

      Coz you would look out for me

      I wish I was in your heart

      Coz no one could tear me apart

      I wish I was a shooting star

      Coz you would look out for me

      And now that you're gone

      It's so hard for me to breathe.

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      Liberty 20 months ago

      I'm 12 and i'm writing songs myself and so far on youtube i have one and it's frustrating that i can write the songs but cant find a beat and this didn;t really help me...:(

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      Molly 21 months ago

      Didn't really help

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      Karmel 21 months ago

      Thanks for these! Some of these gave inspiration even tho most didn't but I'm sure that these will help me in the future for writing songs as I'm a 14 year old inspiring to be a singer songwriter

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      Destiny K.C.99 21 months ago


      I think that it's truly amazing you want to be a singer at such a young age... Don't worry about not being able to write a song just yet because you have sooo much time ahead of you. If you're ready to get started though, I am a lyricist, and I could help you if you want just email me at distheletter@gmail.com I'm always on the computer anyways

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      Annieboo02 21 months ago

      I want to be a singer when I grow up but I can't write anything in a song I'm ten I want to write a song about my really mean friend

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      Jolly 21 months ago

      Thanks really help me a lot

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      Catie 21 months ago

      I wrote one about my dad once. My friends and I are starting a band but we don't have anyone writing songs for us. I'm giving ideas to my friend that is supposed to be writing them.