Category Tips for Writing Lyrics

11 Secrets to Writing Great Lyrics

Words are all we have and if you are a songwriter, they can be your best friend or your worst enemy. While instrumentation and melody can open your mind to the feelings and emotions that a song conveys, it is the lyrics that ultimately reach through and touch your heart. And the right lyrics are often what separate the line between mediocrity and transcendence.

The hard part though is in coming up with the right lyrics, and there’s a reason why most songwriters’ work spaces look like a printing press that’s just weathered a tornado. Following are eleven secrets, if you will, that will hopefully help you with this process of finding the right words and stringing them together to create your own lyrical masterpiece.

Write what you know

You can’t write about love if you don’t know what ...