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IF THERE IS ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO PUT A FEW IDEAS FOR UNWRITTEN SONG TITLES HERE PLEASE DO. THEY CAN BE USED AS CO WRITES,OR USE THEM AS YOU SEE FIT. ....................................................... ....................................................... ................................ "WHERE DID WE GO WRONG" "WORKIN MY WAY TO YOUR HEART" "LIFE IS FUN WITH YOU IN IT" "LOOK AT ALL THOSE STARS" ADD SOME OF WHAT YOU THINK WOULD BE GOOD THEY COULD BE WRITTEN HERE? ....................................................... .............. LOOK AT ALL THOSE STARS WILL YA SHINE SO BRIGHT FOR US LOVIN YOU WITH THEM UP THERE GLOWIN DOWN ON US MAKES ME SUCH A HAPPY GUY AND YOUR THE REASON WHY I'M LOVIN YOU SO DOGGONE MUCH AS THE STARS UP IN THE SKY ....................................................... ............................................. LIFE IS FUN WITH YOU IN IT IT USED TO BE SO BLUE SKIES ARE BRIGHTER NOW AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU TROUBLES HAD ME ON THE RUN BUT YOU'VE MADE IT SO MUCH FUN YES, LIFE IS FUN WITH YOU IN IT anyone like to jump in?
Dale Crockett
.Posted in SONG CRITIQUE CRITERIA
In his announcement - "Reviewing Lyrics - Guidelines and Suggestions" at the top of this forum - Gary provided some great things to consider.  I thought I'd post something that kind of goes along with that,which shows the criteria that you can use when reviewing other folks' songs, or to self-critique your own, if you're able to be objective about your own creations.  The criteria listed below are the points that the evaluators for our Pro Critique Service (on the old site) used when critiquing songs.  These same points are very similar to the ones used by the evaluators for NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) .     1.   Does the song have a great opening line that pulls the listener in?    2.   Song Structure:  Does the song flow and hold the listener's interest?    3.   Is the hook/idea memorable and well placed (visible and repeated) in the song?    4.   Verse lyric:  Do all verses support the chorus and clearly tell the meaning?    5.   Chorus lyric:  Does it tie the verses together?  Is it memorable?  Highlight the hook?    6.   Prosody:  Does the music emotionally match and support the lyric?    7.   Does the melody and tempo (metering and phrasing) flow?    8.   Is the melody memorable?    9.   Is this song perceived to have commercial appeal; fit a well defined category?    10.  Overall:  Does this song provide a satisfying listening experience?     Because this forum is just for lyrics, questions 6-8, and 10 wouldn't apply here.  However, if you're critiquing a finished work elsewhere by someone, where you can hear the music, they would definitely apply. 
Carl B
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
I thought to give Dale's collaboration idea another try with a stipulation attached to it.  Let's try to create a lyric  using Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus structure.Each person creates a single line. If you notice a particular rhyming pattern, try and maintain it. Let's say each verse will be 8 lines? Chorus the same. Once the 8th line is complete on the verse, the next person starts the chorus. Once the chorus is complete we only have a verse and a bridge to go, but whoever starts up the second verse should copy n past the chorus already written when adding a new verse line to the lyric. The same would follow suit after the bridge. Labeling each section might help to alleviate any confusion.Bridge. Hmmm   Four lines? No more.     Shall we play a game.  Come on. Try it out. Each time you add a line, cut n paste the line above yours to continue the lyric. I'm going to start things up here but if you want to add a thought, comment or suggestion  please feel free to chime in. Verse One Walked out the door
Gerald Wiebe
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
 Writing songs is the most fun you can have with your clothes on....imagine doing it naked Verse One  Walked out the doorJust in time to see  
Carl B
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
Verse OneWalked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot Sasquatch                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Gerald Wiebe
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
So its that kind of song...lol Verse One Walked out the door Just in time to see An eight foot Sasquatch Steal my SUV                                                      
Carl B
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
Walked out the door Just in time to see An eight foot Sasquatch Steal my SUV  My jaw was hangin' open            
Gerald Wiebe
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
Walked out the door  Just in time to see  An eight foot Sasquatch  Steal my SUV   My jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floor
Carl B
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the door  Just in time to see  An eight foot Sasquatch  Steal my SUV  My jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' know
Gerald Wiebe
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot SasquatchSteal my SUVMy jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' knowThere were two more 
Carl B
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot SasquatchSteal my SUVMy jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' knowThere were two more  (Chorus)Some say they're gorillas
Gerald Wiebe
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot SasquatchSteal my SUVMy jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' knowThere were two more (Chorus)Some say they're gorillasI don't think that's true
Carl B
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot SasquatchSteal my SUVMy jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' knowThere were two more (Chorus)Some say they're gorillasI don't think that's trueCuz one's behind the wheel
Gerald Wiebe
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot SasquatchSteal my SUVMy jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' knowThere were two more(Chorus)Some say they're gorillasI don't think that's trueCuz one's behind the wheelChasing the other two
Carl B
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot SasquatchSteal my SUVMy jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' knowThere were two more(Chorus)Some say they're gorillasI don't think that's trueCuz one's behind the wheelChasing the other twoWonder if I should call the cops
Chris Erhardt
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot SasquatchSteal my SUVMy jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' knowThere were two more(Chorus)Some say they're gorillasI don't think that's trueCuz one's behind the wheelChasing the other two Wonder if I should call the copsOr join in on the fun
Gerald Wiebe
.Posted in Lyric Writing Game
(Verse One)Walked out the doorJust in time to seeAn eight foot SasquatchSteal my SUVMy jaw was hangin' openTongue 'bout hit the floorNext thing ya' knowThere were two more(Chorus)Some say they're gorillasI don't think that's trueCuz one's behind the wheelChasing the other twoWonder if I should call the copsOr join in on the funProbably get thrown in jail