Your pop star pal Elton Baum reveals to you that he's sick of his idiot lyricist Bernie Dolphin. "How would YOU like to write the words to my next song?" he asks you. Well...I....sure!
Song lyrics offer a wide range of possibilities, from the very simple:
will ever love you like I do,
cos nobody's that strong.
Nobody's that strong. (Tom Waits, "Nobody")
to the poetic complexity of
Your multi-lingual business friend
has packed her bags and fled
leaving only ash-filled ash trays
and the lipsticked, unmade bed.
The mirror on reflection
has climbed back upon the wall
for the floor she found descended
and the ceiling was too tall
("Homburg" by Keith Reid and Gary Brooker, also known for "A Whiter Shade of Pale.")
"La La Means I Love You" is extremely simple, but works beautifully, while Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujiah" is about as poetic as song lyrics get. Lyrics range from the sardonic lines of Morrissey to the heartbreaking country songs of Emmylou Harris.
Subject and style are up to you, but rhyme is such a staple of song writing--from Gershwin to the latest hits--that I do request that it be at least part of your lyric.
Since we can't hear the music--and, indeed, there doesn't have to be any actual music for this--you might want to let us know if you've got a certain kind of music in mind; pop, rap, standards, country, whatever it might be.
Don't let your pal Elton Baum down! Write an original NEW song lyric, and sign the linky. Have fun!