I have been writing lyrics for the past eight years. I do not think that has necessarily made me a good or a bad lyricist, but what I think is that it gave me a certain understanding of structural aspects and formal considerations that is certainly valuable.
The same could be said about any person who has studied an instrument (said, guitar) for eight years – the person won’t necessarily be a virtuoso when it comes to playing it, but he is bound to have a comprehension that should neither be disdained nor belittled.
This site gave me a very satisfying time. Basically, it will let you find songs that you might like by providing snippets of lyrics for you to weigh up, along with links to stores like Amazon.
These snippets are also very encompassing, as artists ranging from the Rolling Stones to Incubus were featured when I checked out the site. The former were represented by a selection from Paint It Black (“No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue / I could not foresee this thing happening to you”), whereas the one selection from the latter I came across was “Love hurts / But sometimes it’s a good hurt / And it feels like I’m alive / Love sings / When it transcends the bad things” (from the song “Love Hurts” – not to be mistaken for the song of the same name by Gram Parsons).
As you can see, a lot of ground is covered, and I have to say that it is all worthwhile ground. Interesting site – check it out and see what you think.
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