Many times, I’ve used lyrics in a song or a video as a substitute for melody. What I mean by that is that I’ve found myself playing the music in a low key, with the lyrics as background music. For example, I used this video to make a statement about the importance of taking care of yourself. I was driving along a busy road and I saw a truck in front of me.
I always feel that it takes a lot more effort to make a statement about a video or a song with lyrics than it does when I write music alone. The reason being is that it takes a lot of time to figure out what the lyrics actually say compared to just playing back what you hear. But I’ve found that the use of lyrics is often an effective substitute for melody.
When I write and record songs, I play back the lyrics to the track and hear what the song is trying to say. For example, in my most recent song, “Breadcrumbs,” I used the lyrics to a song by the British band Oasis. The lyrics were “My brain is like a breadcrumb trail.” It really says something when you realize that you have to take care of yourself in order to move forward.
I love bread crumbs.
I found that when I was learning to play guitar and writing songs, I would play back the lyrics to the original music. This was a way to practice my lyrics and see what I could do without spending time on singing them.
The same principle applies to lyrics. You find a good song, then you sing it as you write it in your own voice. This is why I never want to sing a song I don’t feel like singing.
How do you know which song you have in your mind? How do you know which song you have in your head? Do you think about it, for a moment, as you write? It’s all around you. No matter what your lyrics say-and-true-believe-the-song, if you think about it, you will be remembered.
The problem is that when you think about a song, you can’t always know if you have it or not. You can’t really know if the song is your favorite or if it’s a song you want to listen to again. You have to remember what a song feels like to you before you can know if you like it or not. That’s why you have to sing, to remember what you like and what you don’t.
I think the most important thing to remember is that you should never trust your own memory. You should always be suspicious of what your memory tells you. And, when you’re not, you should find a way to blame it for making you think illogically. This is why I suggest substituting lyrics in place of words.
Substituting lyrics in place of real words, when they don’t match, can be a very dangerous practice. The real words are usually the ones that you can easily remember, but the substitutions are usually nonsensical or incoherent. This is why the best way to remember lyrics is to sing them so you sing them loud enough to be heard.