In the music world, if you already have plenty of money, you can write any kind of song in different fashion. You can use your money in the marketing of the song, to replace any talent you lack written. It may not turn out to be a standard, or what some call a classic, but the song may have some short term success.
Now if you don’t have the money and you want to know how to write a real song, this is the article for you.
This article is on the repair of writing a song. I have chosen one of the best songs for an example in this article. I wrote it a long time ago, but I still think it’s a good song today. Though I still find it an amazing song, some may think the substance of the song could use some work. (in the creative field, we all have our own views, taste, and opinions) And this article is based on just the proper structure in the art of songwriting.
Well first of all, written a song you’ve got to choose what song pattern they want to use. Some song patterns fit better for certain songs than others. I’ll use shorthand to elucidate these song patterns. The letter V=verse. The letter C=chorus, and the letter B=bridge.
The most widely used song patterns in the songs you hear on the radio are, VCVCBC, VVBV, VVCVBC, or something along that line. My song that I will be using in this article “Down The trail Of Love” has a VVCVCBC song pattern to it. These are not only the most popular song patterns, but also the most successful ones writers used writing a song.
It is important to remember though, is to make a NEW song pattern Within a conventional song pattern. You do this for originality purposes. You use common song patterns to write memorable good songs, but you also have to have your own original twist to it song.
In most cases the song is about love. You as a writer has to create and put ones own touch, on every love song your about to write.
I am certain everyone knows where the all so important title goes, (“Down The trail Of Love”).
The first verse goes like this:
I was cruising through life, with my pedal to the floor.
And God knew I was running on “E”.
So he sent me your love, to slow me down.
Cause Heaven had not been waiting on me.
Now the second verse goes as follows:
I was losing my mind, with my body and my soul.
To the satan who was wearing a grin.
I never saw any blinking red lights.
Till your love took me for a spin.
Then the chorus:
Down the road Of Love, where life unfolds.
All the beauty and the secret, this world holds.
Down the road Of Love, where your love’s my key.
In making heaven on earth a reality.
Now the third verse:
Now love’s steering warring, with you securing the wheel.
I couldn’t ask for a better guide.
Cause I never traveled the right roads in life.
Till your love took me for a ride.
So I’m thanking you for life, and God above.
For a life I never could have wanted.
Okay, now there is the complete song. It has three sets of different music to it. The repeating chorus has it’s own, as well as the short bridge, that wraps the song. Those two parts of the song musically and lyrically stand alone. The three different poems also has the same music in all three poems. This is a great song to show how, though the words are very different in the poems, the beat, rate, and music is the same in each verse. You can just read each line and see how each line in each verse work together. You can also observe it flows naturally, without driving any notes, syllables, or words. You may also notice the perfect rhyming pattern created in this song, that also flows naturally.
Now this is a crash course on writing a good song, the proper and professional way. Of course I’m not able to mention all I know about the craft of writing songs in one article, but it should give you a good understanding on how to write a song.