Life Lyrics: How to Create Your Life’s Theme Song
I think that most people out there have heard a few relatable and heartfelt lyrics in songs throughout their lifetimes. However, no matter how much we can relate to these songs, there will always be that one line that we can’t seem to fit into our own experiences. Therefore, I propose a solution: write your own songs.
It’s really not that hard; I’ve tried it myself. You don’t even have to learn how to play an instrument. You can just ask a friend to handle that for you! What really matters is how you transport the contents of your heart into your hands.
To start things off, you will need inspiration. Personally, I find it easier to write when I experience something sad and heavy because there’s very little metaphor in happiness. I’m not saying that you need to have your heart broken to come up with Shakespearean lines, though. You just have to get the strongest emotion you’ve ever felt or the most unforgettable experience you’ve ever had and focus on it. Internalize.
Next, keep in mind that your song doesn’t have to be about romantic love. You can make it sound like a love song, but it can be about how you feel about your cute new puppy or your aching tooth or just about ANYTHING! For example, let’s have this:
I know I’m not perfect and at times I’m not right
But when it comes to you, I find it hard to always stand up and fight
Everyone kept telling me that I should go on and try…
To be the one to say goodbye…
You may think that this a breakup song, but what you don’t know is that I got the inspiration for this from a friend who told me that after months of thinking and thinking and processing and accepting that she decided to shift to another course. See? There’s inspiration in everything!!!
Lastly, just express yourself and own it. It may not sound right at first, but keep on trying because it will get better. You don’t even have to rhyme! The most important thing is that when the words are immortalized on paper, you’ll feel lighter… better. And the music will follow, trust me. Who knows? Maybe one day, you’ll be one of the hottest stage acts in Manila and you’ll inspire people with your awesome songwriting, too.
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