Verse 2: A Simple Rewording of Verse 1?

Oftentimes, lyricists find it astonishingly difficult to create a second verse to continue the progression of their message after completing the first.

The creation of lyrics for a song, generally represent the telling of a story or the expression of emotions. Oftentimes, lyricists find it astonishingly difficult to create a second verse to continue the progression of their message after completing the first. Not only is this quite frustrating and demotivating for the once enthusiastic writer, but it may even lead them to develop a lack of interest in the very thing that drove their love and passion for the arts. In this article, the ways in which verse two can be developed in an easy and professional way will be discussed to help lyricists struggling in this area.

The average song is about three to three minutes and a half in length and there is a great onus placed upon the writer to ensure that the words disseminated throughout this period are riveting and expressing something new; not merely repetitive, except for the chorus. This progression seems to be a challenge, however, this may be easily remedied by studying the points made in the initial verse then proceeding to either continue telling the story, which is generally easier; or in the case of an emotional expression, creating a stir of emotions so the listener will be intrigued by the feelings evoked throughout the writing.

In the event that a story is not being told and the piece is solely for the purpose of expounding on feeling and emotions, the verses tend to create a great stir of emotion, whilst the chorus provides an ease for the problems being faced. In light of this, the verses might not have much of a difference in terms of the message being conveyed. An easy and manageable way to create two verses which basically are saying the same things but in different ways is by formulating a word list.

Before starting writing, or after creating the first verse; a word list may be made which tracks the emotions the writer is attempting to disseminate. Simply put, the words relating to the song should be written down with each key word having four or five synonyms which may easily fit into the melody and rhythm of the song.  The completed list may entail both positive and negative words, so that no problems arise when it is time to write the chorus. So, grab a pencil and go write yourself an amazing lyric, you may face difficulties, but that’s the norm for those on the road to greatness!

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