Find out why change is better than repetition in writing the lyric's plot.
February 03, 2022 | 0 | Episode 020 Shownotes
Find out why change is better than repetition in writing the lyric's plot.Click here to download the exercise.
[00:02:48] What you’ll learn in this episode
[00:05:05] "Kiss Me Slowly" by Parachute
[00:09:03] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?
[00:28:30] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?
[00:39:12] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.
[00:50:07] Analyzing the scene told in the song.
[00:59:13] The Change
[01:03:00] Writing Techniques
[01:11:55] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?
[01:12:33] Songwriting Tips Summary
[01:14:07] Song Exercise - Confident Character
Today we’ll talk about Parachute’s song “Kiss Me Slowly.” This is the first song we analyze in the category of the love story moment of the First Kiss.
And you’re in for a surprise.
The more we take that song apart, the more we discover why the lyrics actually confuse us and how we could have avoided that confusion.
Not only that, but we also talk about three mistakes in writing lyrics that you should never make – especially if you want to use the power of storytelling to really empower your lyrics.
And I tell you one thing:
If you dread the second verse, there’s no need to worry anymore. Even the songwriters of this song struggled with the second verse. If you stick around to the end of the episode, I’ll give you some tips on how you could avoid writing a plot that does not progress and repeats itself.
Let's get started.
Kiss Me Slowly lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc
© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann
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