Crucial Components of Narrative Songwriting

No more struggles when you flesh out your lyric's idea. Discover the crucial elements that belong in your lyrics to unleash the power of storytelling.

February 17, 2022   |   0   |   Episode 021 Shownotes

Crucial Components of Narrative Songwriting

No more struggles when you flesh out your lyric's idea. Discover the crucial elements that belong in your lyrics to unleash the power of storytelling.


Episode Overview:

[00:01:34] Getting to know the Crucial Components of Storytelling

[00:02:59] Character

[00:03:22] Object of Desire / Want

[00:04:13] Increasing Obstacles

[00:04:48] Something must be at stake

[00:05:38] Make a Sacrifice

[00:07:04] External and Internal Change

[00:07:43] Message / Takeaway

[00:08:00] Red Notice - Crucial Components

[00:12:03] Crucial Components of a Story

[00:13:42] Crucial Components of Storytelling in Lyrics

[00:14:42] “I’m A Believer” by The Monkees

[00:19:33] Crucial Elements of Storytelling Summary


Crucial Components of Narrative Songwriting

Episode 021



Today we start with our first bite-sized episode to talk about one specific aspect of using the power of storytelling in writing lyrics.

Let me ask you this:

When it comes to finding ideas to write about, do you know how to turn that idea into lyrics? 

Do you know what components you actually need to turn that idea into an outline that will help you actually write the lines?

If you struggle with not knowing how to flesh out an idea, then this episode is for you.

We talk about the crucial components that you need to make your lyrics meaningful and to actually provide a takeaway for your listener. Those crucial components belong to the craft of storytelling. And they are amazing little helpers to help you transform your ideas into an outline for your song.

Does that sound like something you need to know more about?

Then today’s bite-sized episode is exactly what you need to listen to.

Links mentioned in this episode:

I'm A Believer lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


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