"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith

"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith - Making Your Song's Character Fall in Love

June 30, 2022   |   0   |   Episode 032 Shownotes

"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith - Making Your Song's Character Fall in Love

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Episode Overview:

[00:01:29] The S.O.N.G. Framework

[00:02:19] “You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This” by Toby Keith

[00:04:20] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?

[00:12:08] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?

[00:18:55] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.

[00:21:53] Analyzing the scene told in the song.

[00:27:30] The Change

[00:29:35] Writing Techniques

[00:32:32] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?

[00:34:57] What we've learned from “You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This”

[00:38:19] Song Exercise - The First Kiss


"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith

Episode 032



In today’s episode, we’ll go through the lyrics of the song “You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This” by Toby Keith.

The lyrics are so amazing to see how much the power of storytelling influences your audience’s engagement.

The song is written so great, and the lyrics show you how you can make your song’s character fall in love.

And you’ll learn exactly how you can pull that off too by using Pat Pattison’s Development Engine of the three boxes as an outline and fill it with life by looking at this song’s narrative techniques.

Furthermore, they offer you lots of great insights you can take away from them – especially when it comes to using the power of storytelling to keep listeners engaged from the first phrase to the last.

Sound good? Let’s get started.

 

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


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