Good descriptions = good lyrics
One of the awesome things about writing songs for other people is that I get to hear these awesome stories about how people met, fell in love, struggles they've faced, vulnerabilities, and inspirational events.
For each of the jaded people out there who think true love isn't possible, there seems to be a person out there living in a romance movie storyline. The real life movies play out over years and involve real life struggles such as being apart for long periods of time, mostly because of the realities of life.
Here's a little peek into one of my current projects. I am usually able to get some great stuff right from a person's own words. So, essentially, you are directly inspiring the song. What I usually do is read through what a person writes and highlight all the stuff I think is really important for the song. Then I organize it in little sections that evolve into verses and a chorus.
Here is an example of some of those little pieces and how the song writes itself when people have strong feelings. The parts in bold are word for word from my client:
1. Irresistible urge to talk to her/ out of character for me/I was very shy/Love at first sight for me
2. Always seemed to keep in touch/Long lost love wondering what she was doing and thinking/We never stopped thinking of each other/Time and distance conspired
3. I received a call one night while on patrol/It seemed like no time had passed/Count down the hours when we will be able to see each other again.
Something I saw made me love you
Pulled me out of my shell
I noticed that you were by yourself
And I felt my heart swell
You’ve always stayed in my thoughts
Even miles out in the sea
The stars sang a song about us
And granted a wish for me
We beat the time that stood between
The distance that took so long
You proved with a simple phone call
Fate was always strong