“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square

“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square – How to Create a Smooth and Subtle Narrative Flow

September 08, 2022   |   0   |   Episode 042 Shownotes

“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square

“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square – How to Create a Smooth and Subtle Narrative Flow


Episode Overview:

[00:01:45] The S.O.N.G. Framework

[00:03:07] “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square 

[00:05:22] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?

[00:15:13] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?

[00:23:51] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.

[00:30:25] Analyzing the scene told in the song.

[00:35:20] The Change

[00:37:41] Writing Techniques

[00:40:15] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?

[00:43:16] What we've learned from “You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This”

[00:45:43] Song Exercise - The First Kiss


“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square

Episode 042



In today’s episode, we’ll go through the lyrics of  “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square.

And I tell you, as I first listened to the song. I thought: Quite nice. But I didn’t give the lyrics much thought. But now, after I have studied the lyrics and their storytelling power, I must say, I’m super surprised by how well-crafted those lyrics are. 

It’s like when you say: Yes, Game of Thrones by G.R.R. Martin is a nice fantasy series. When it truth, it’s an epic masterwork.

And somehow, I feel like the lyrics to this song don’t get appreciated enough. They are so well-crafted that it is a delight to take them apart and just see how well they’ve been strung together.

So if you aim to write a love song that smoothly flows through a narrative and gives your audience a fully-satisfied listening experience, I invite you to study the lyrics of “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” by Thompson Square with me.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:
  • Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not lyrics © Music Of Cal Iv, Sexy Tractor Music, Spirit Catalog Holdings, S.a.r.l., Spirit Catalogue Holdings, S.a.r.l.
  • “Rumor” by Lee Brice – Using Multiple Love Story Conventions – Episode 024
  • Every Character WANTS something. But how do you figure out WHAT that is? – Episode 029
  • Knowing Which Lyric Lines & Ideas To Keep Or Throw Out – How To Answer The Question Of Relevancy –Episode 036
  • The First Step to Creating A One-Sentence Lyric Outline To Guide Your Writing Process – Episode 038 
  • Steps Two and Three to Creating A One-Sentence Lyric Outline To Guide Your Writing Process - Episode 040
  • Resource Library

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


Other ways to enjoy this post:

Comment · Read the Transcript

Stories In Songs - Storytelling in Songwriting

Want to listen to more episodes?

Here you'll find a list of all the released episodes of the Stories in Songs Podcast.

Subscribe & Review in iTunes

Are you subscribed to the Stories in Songs Podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. Step for step I'm helping you tell powerful stories in your songs, and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on an important step. Click here to subscribe in iTunes or Google Play!

Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes or Google Play, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!


Get the RSS feed:
https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/916843.rss

Leave A Reply or a Hi




Become A Songwriting Ninja

Each person in the world has extraordinary inner gifts, but you gotta do what it takes to express them.

Start Here