You have my sympathy if you’ve ever started a song similar to any of the below lines.
- I’m sittin’ here on this park bench…
2. You’re the ship passing in my night.
3. You told me you were leaving then reached for the door.
4. The end of the world ain’t too far for me to go for you.
Were they good for you?
These kind of song starts are spelled: B O R I N G.
They each have their own reason for making them yawners, but what they have in common is…
The only question on the brain when reading these are, “Will the next line be as boring as this one?”
If you’ve written similar, don’t be offended. I have too. We all have.
The point is your listener will never tell you, “You’re boring me out of my skull right now, please stop!”
That’s my job here. Help save you from embarrassment.
There r right ways to start songs, and there are wrong ways to start songs.
Thanks to our ever changing web based-instant gratification world we live in…
Start your song the wrong way, and you’ve pretty much doomed your listener’s attention right from the first syllable.
Even if the rest of the song was spot on… the next pop standard…
They may never know, because they’ve already tuned out.
Thankfully, there are some techniques to start your song which puts a laser beam from their ear to your mouth.
You’ll find 15 of them alone in September’s Tune Booster.
So, there’s no excuse from here out.
For now, get cracking on original line creation made EASY in August’s issue. Method #2 is a fun one if you’re a word nerd… or care anything about coming up with something that you haven’t heard ten-thousand times before.
Beware though… August’s issue is coming down soon. Get your songwriting lovin’ at: https://www.tunesmithtips.com/newsletter/