What songwriters need to know about writing lyrics about the first kiss

How do you write kissing lyrics that will truly accelerate your listeners' pulse without being on the nose or falling into clichés?

May 27, 2021   |     |   Episode 019 Shownotes

What songwriters need to know about writing lyrics about the first kiss

How do you write kissing lyrics that will truly accelerate your listeners' pulse without being on the nose or falling into clichés?


Episode Overview:

[00:00:00] What all songwriters need to know about writing lyrics about the first kiss

[00:01:49] Telling Stories in Songs

[00:05:52] Recap: Love Stories in Songs

[00:08:39] Recap: The lovers’ first meet scene

[00:13:36] The “first kiss or intimate connection” love story moment

[00:23:48] How do we create intimacy?

[00:26:17] Why is finding the right words for your love song so hard?

[00:27:25] Step 1: How to Write Attraction to build up to the moment of the First Kiss

[00:35:30] Step 2: How to Write about the First Kiss in your lyrics

[00:39:19] Preview: Next Stories in Songs episode


What songwriters need to know about writing lyrics about the first kiss

Episode 019



Love is the most amazing feeling of all that we can experience – and if your song shares a heart-melting kissing moment, you have an unforgettable tale at your hands…

But if romance isn’t your type of thing to write about, you’re probably worried about how you’d pull it off. You want your song to be emotional and meaningful, but not sappy and cliché. Sooner or later, you’ll end up having to explore love songs about kissing at least briefly to create dynamic and varied relationships between characters. 

But… even if you’re in a happy relationship, you might still be lost on how to convey romance authentically in your songs.

So the question is:

How can you get to the heart of what makes the lyrics about your song’s characters’ kissing exciting and transfer that onto paper?

How do you write kissing lyrics that will truly accelerate your listeners’ pulse without being on the nose, fall into clichés, or use the words that have been said a thousand times before? 

Today I show you how you can create intimacy between your lovers and write about their attraction for each other so that you can build up to the moment of their First Kiss and make them kiss in your lyrics.

If that sounds like something you need to know, this episode is for you.

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


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