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    • Hey guys   I was revising untitled (potentially Dear Gran or Endure as suggested) and this kind of came to me. Completely unrelated but it just flowed out.   Down the track I'd like to do some collab work with another rappish person (I'm far from ready right now). I feel like this could be a collab track, myself doing 2 verses and the other member another 2.   But I feel like this one needs a chorus that I couldn't write. I feel like it needs a bridge section thats sung to build up to a really powerful chorus (without been too poppish). I was wondering if anyone had any inspiration upon reading. Also i need to tighten up some lines, like i say it came all at once.   I'm sure you guys know the feeling of wanting your lyrics to be perfect. I usually struggle to write because of 'perfectionists block' but Ive had a creative patch lately.im not saying what i write is perfect, but you know when you can't satisfy yourself with your own work sometimes? Lately I have been satisfying myself. That probably sounds egocentric but i don't mean it like that.   I have no idea what I've even written about but it feels kind of monotonous and apocalyptic so i want a powerful chorus that contrasts that exactly, like a rebirth or something. Probably a female vocal but anyone who has an idea love to hear. And just thoughts, you might even be able to tell me what I've written about! I didn't mean to drag that out so much.VD.   VERSE 1

      Let me
      Engrave some words upon this page
      Inscriptions across a cave wall
      Could we be the prophecy that was foretold?
      The lyrics between these lines provide me with every breath I inspire
      Call them lifelines
      Call us the light at the end of the tunnel in these dark times
      The planets align
      And our arrival coincides with the departure of the night
      As the light tries to take back the grip it had in decades gone by
      And I just sit and I write
      And regardless of whether or not there's a beat there's magic in the words if you use them right
      A piece of paper signed by yours truly, Ashley Wright
      United By Rhyme   ???BRIDGE/PRECHORUS 4 LINES

      CHORUS 4 to 8 lines

      VERSE 2

      One verse
      Can't suffice the advice I have to give and require
      And the abrupt conclusion to my first stanza required expansion
      So I'll transcribe my transcript
      And translate these cave paintings into modern day language
      Try to clear up this shit
      With this second verse allow us to continue to converse
      Rehearse these words and try expose the codes contained within this prose that I wrote   INCOMPLETE V2. Maybe just a chorus no bridge here and a bridge again at the end of the fourth verse.    
    • I don’t remember what I said. I liked it and I certainly respected your right to say whatever you want in a song. I would’ve come to your defense but I just don’t engage in political debates, especially online.
    • Hi all,   Working on an Alternative Rock song idea.  So far I have written the basic song licks and chorus vocals.  I think it has a Velvet Revolver feel to it.  Feedback welcome on what I have so far:   https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-linton-3/whiplash-rev0   WHIPLASH (Words by Jonathan Linton, Music by Jonathan Linton)   VERSE 1  (Pending)   I think it's gonna end for you badly Route you're going, you're gonna crash Kick me down, crawl on me, chasin' madly Power control, gives you whiplash   Kick me down, crawl on me Gives you whiplash Power control Gives you whiplash Kick me down, crawl on me Gives you whiplash Took a bad route Now take the backlash   VERSE 2 (Pending)   I think it's gonna end for you badly Route you're going, you're gonna crash Kick me down, crawl on me, chasin' madly Power control, gives you whiplash   Kick me down, crawl on me Gives you whiplash Power control Gives you whiplash Kick me down, crawl on me Gives you whiplash Took a bad route Now take the backlash
    • Changed the chorus because i did like it
    • I'm a little confused. I just looked at your thread twice...top-to-bottom, but I didn't see that comment. Would you mind pointing it out for me? Thanks!   Tom
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