does anybody else get self-conscious about........
I know exactly why you are cautious about posting , I personally prefer not to, because I
myself like to sleep on anything and everything I write
There have been many what may be classed as Unusual Titles
Just think if you had never heard of the song
"Doo Wha Diddy" It comes under the heading of nonsense words
But the song won us all over for being exactly that , Its infectious and
Publishers give more time to stranger titles, simply because they
know in most cases they can work
It maybe a strange subject with a strange title , but the prosody of
the words to music is what counts at the end of the day
I agree with Peter about our having hesitation to post lyrics; especially if they sound somewhat odd to us. Peter's example of the song "Doo Wha Diddy" is a perfect example and there are thousands more.
I am a firm believer a great catchy melody will carry a song with unusual lyrics or average lyrics; more than a song with great lyrics will carry a song with an average or unusual melody. Oh My, if we can marry the two together with a great melody and great lyrics we truly have something special.
Even so, I can't tell you how many times I've read lyrics only and didn't care for them until I would hear the song later to include a good melody and cause me to re-think my original opinion (not as a Pro but as a listener). That simply means a song is not a song until the lyrics marry with a melody. It's at that point the song either attracts attention as a really good song or not.
there is a signature music riff or signature lyrics verse line or chorus etc that when heard or read the listener goes back to that day and memories of it, without the very best music to the very best lrics the song is shortchanged. It is up to each player in that song to give it the best. When you compose the music for it bring out your best and even several versions of it and then pitch them to the lyricist
Hello AllfortheLord. Haven't had the pleasure. Welcome to the Junction.
I like the way you put that: " a signature music riff...etc that when heard or read the listener goes back to that day and memories of it, without the very best music to the very best lyrics, the song is shortchanged." Well said.
This is a little off topic, but I think that if you pitch a composition to a lyricist, you might have problems with prosody. Lyricists have no expertise in writing melody. If they did, they wouldn't call themselves lyricists; they'd be songwriters. Of course this hurdle is easily overcome if the melody is written and then THAT is what the lyricist receives. 🙂