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Ever wonder how to outline your lyrics and write about something meaningful to you in a way that other people get it? The LyricMastery Podcast is all about helping you look BEYOND lyric structure and form AND focus on what's important: your lyric's MESSAGE and how to deliver it........ I believe songs have the power to change lives. So give your lyrics the power to make an impact. In this podcast, you get amazing tools on how to craft, write, and revise your lyrics without hitting writer's block ever again. Hit subscribe and get ready to get to another level! [[Former: Stories in Songs - Writing the Lyrics Podcast]]

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Ever wonder how to outline your lyrics and write about something meaningful to you in a way that other people get it? The LyricMastery Podcast is all about helping you look BEYOND lyric structure and form AND focus on what's important: your lyric's MESSAGE and how to deliver it........ I believe songs have the power to change lives. So give your lyrics the power to make an impact. In this podcast, you get amazing tools on how to craft, write, and revise your lyrics without hitting writer's block ever again. Hit subscribe and get ready to get to another level! [[Former: Stories in Songs - Writing the Lyrics Podcast]]

    #50 - “The Comeback” by Drew Davies - A great example of a redemption story in a song

    #50 - “The Comeback” by Drew Davies - A great example of a redemption story in a song

    Lets move away from all those love songs we’ve talked about in the past because I recently had the pleasure to listen to the song “The Comeback” by the London-based musician Drew Davies.
    As stated on metaltalk.net, this song by Davies “is a call to arms for society's malcontents and a tip of the hat to an era of alternative greats such as David Bowie, Sisters of Mercy and Nine Inch Nails.”
    And in this episode, we're gonna talk about the power of the lyrics of the song "The Comeback". Specifically, you will discover how you can tell an amazing redemption story in your lyrics.

    Drew has really written a masterpiece. So let's go through his lyrics and find out how he did it!

    Episode Overview:
    [00:01:19] The S.O.N.G. Framework[00:03:38] “The Comeback” by Drew Davies[00:07:02] Step 1: Summary[00:21:12] Step 2: Observer[00:28:34] Step 3: Narration[00:47:13] Step 4: Gist[00:53:44] Great Songs Take Time to Write. 
    Show Notes:
    Listen to “The Comeback” by Drew Davies 
    on Soundcloudon Youtubeon SpotifyFind out more about Drew Davies here: https://www.drewdaviesmusic.com/

    Write Powerful Lyrics:
    Join the free webinar: How to write catchy song that mean something and discover three powerful secrets of Writing Captivating LyricsGet your copy of “ATTENTION GRABBING OPENING LINES” on Amazon.Do you want to write lyrics that resonate with your audience?I got you covered. I invite you to join my free webinar "How to Write Catchy Songs that Mean Something" so that you can start writing lyrics that resonate with your audience.We talk about three powerful lyric writing secrets and learn how to apply the advice  "the song needs to go somewhere". So sign up here for your free spot.
    Support the showWrite Empowering Lyrics That your Audience loves to sing along to WITHOUT Getting Stuck In Songwriter's Block. Then join the Powerful Lyrics Masterclass now.

    This masterclass is the most in-depth(and easy to implement) course ever created on how to outline the CONTENT and write your lyrics by discovering the next-level mindset, strategies, and tools to confidently write lyrics that impact people.

    • 58 min
    #49 - Overcoming what's holding you back & reaching your goals.

    #49 - Overcoming what's holding you back & reaching your goals.

    When you feel stuck in your songwriting, or in life in general, I’d like to share with you the approach that helped me.
    So if you feel stuck sometimes… maybe this helps.





    Do you want to write lyrics that resonate with your audience?I got you covered. I invite you to join my free webinar "How to Write Catchy Songs that Mean Something" so that you can start writing lyrics that resonate with your audience.We talk about three powerful lyric writing secrets and learn how to apply the advice  "the song needs to go somewhere". So sign up here for your free spot.
    Support the showWrite Empowering Lyrics That your Audience loves to sing along to WITHOUT Getting Stuck In Songwriter's Block. Then join the Powerful Lyrics Masterclass now.

    This masterclass is the most in-depth(and easy to implement) course ever created on how to outline the CONTENT and write your lyrics by discovering the next-level mindset, strategies, and tools to confidently write lyrics that impact people.

    • 13 min
    #48 - The Ultimate Dilemma for the Song’s Main Character – Waypoint #3: The Crisis

    #48 - The Ultimate Dilemma for the Song’s Main Character – Waypoint #3: The Crisis

    In today’s episode, we’re gonna explore what it looks when we write about facing a crisis.
    We’ve all been in a dilemma in our life, right?
    It’s when no matter what we choose, there’s always something to lose, but also something to gain.
    But it’s normal if we fear the loss more than having the potential to gain something.
    Being in a dilemma, there’s just so much uncertainty attached it.
    And we might fear making a choice at all.
    So when we write lyrics about a dilemma, we can actually provide guidance to our audience … whenever they face a similar crisis.
    And in this episode, you will find out how you can write lyrics about a person’s dilemma.
    What it takes to truly create a hard choice for your song’s main character and I’ll also show you all the options of where you can place that crossroad moment in your lyrics’ narrative.
    And as a lyric example, we’ll look at Gloria Gaynor’s song: “I Will Survive” because there’s so much to take away from the way those lyrics were written.
    Sound good?
    Awesome, then let’s get started!

    What's the episode about?
    [00:01:45] Overview: Waypoints Inciting Incident, Turning Point, Crisis[00:04:29] Crisis[00:06:41] Real Choice[00:07:42] Meaningful Stakes[00:08:59] Best Bad Choice[00:10:08] Irreconcilable goods  

    Show Notes:
    Powerful Lyrics Masterclass: https://www.writingthelyrics.com/plm-masterclassThrowing Someone’s Life Out Of Balance – Waypoint #1: The Inciting Incident – https://storiesinsongs.com/podcast/episode-044/Writing A Turning Point Moment in Lyrics – Waypoint #2: The Turning Point Progressive Complication – https://storiesinsongs.com/podcast/episode-046/“Lose Yourself” by EminemIf I Let You Go lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing GroupWarning lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, IncI’m a Believer lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing GroupDo you want to write lyrics that resonate with your audience?I got you covered. I invite you to join my free webinar "How to Write Catchy Songs that Mean Something" so that you can start writing lyrics that resonate with your audience.We talk about three powerful lyric writing secrets and learn how to apply the advice  "the song needs to go somewhere". So sign up here for your free spot.
    Support the showWrite Empowering Lyrics That your Audience loves to sing along to WITHOUT Getting Stuck In Songwriter's Block. Then join the Powerful Lyrics Masterclass now.

    This masterclass is the most in-depth(and easy to implement) course ever created on how to outline the CONTENT and write your lyrics by discovering the next-level mindset, strategies, and tools to confidently write lyrics that impact people.

    • 21 min
    #47 - How to combine every part of the lyrics so that it contributes to one central meaning?

    #47 - How to combine every part of the lyrics so that it contributes to one central meaning?

    Today, I wanna answer a question that I got recently asked in my Facebook Group.

    It’s from Hudson.

    And he asked:

    How can I combine every part of the song so that it contributes to one central meaning of the lyrics?

    That’s an awesome question, and let’s talk about it right now.


    Do you want to write lyrics that resonate with your audience?I got you covered. I invite you to join my free webinar "How to Write Catchy Songs that Mean Something" so that you can start writing lyrics that resonate with your audience.We talk about three powerful lyric writing secrets and learn how to apply the advice  "the song needs to go somewhere". So sign up here for your free spot.
    Support the showWrite Empowering Lyrics That your Audience loves to sing along to WITHOUT Getting Stuck In Songwriter's Block. Then join the Powerful Lyrics Masterclass now.

    This masterclass is the most in-depth(and easy to implement) course ever created on how to outline the CONTENT and write your lyrics by discovering the next-level mindset, strategies, and tools to confidently write lyrics that impact people.

    • 13 min
    #46 - Writing A Turning Point Moment in Lyrics – Waypoint #2: The Turning Point Progressive Complication

    #46 - Writing A Turning Point Moment in Lyrics – Waypoint #2: The Turning Point Progressive Complication

    If you’re like me, you have something valuable to share.

    Something that matters.

    And that we know that can help someone who will listen to our song. 

    And to get our message across in a way that bypasses a listener's critical mind, we have to wrap what we have to say into an experience.

    And we create that experience through the journey we send our song’s main character on.

    So that’s why we talk about the waypoints of that journey.

    So that we can create that experience that leads someone from their mess to a better place.

    And today, we will talk about the second waypoint on that journey.

    Today, we’ll make it even worse for our song’s main character.

    Because that’s life, right?

    It has to get worse first before it can get better.

    So let’s get right to it.


    [00:01:13] Overview[00:05:56] Progressive Complications[00:10:03] Creating Progressive Complications[00:11:32] Turning Point[00:12:41] Turning Point Categories

    Do you want to write lyrics that resonate with your audience?I got you covered. I invite you to join my free webinar "How to Write Catchy Songs that Mean Something" so that you can start writing lyrics that resonate with your audience.We talk about three powerful lyric writing secrets and learn how to apply the advice  "the song needs to go somewhere". So sign up here for your free spot.
    Support the showWrite Empowering Lyrics That your Audience loves to sing along to WITHOUT Getting Stuck In Songwriter's Block. Then join the Powerful Lyrics Masterclass now.

    This masterclass is the most in-depth(and easy to implement) course ever created on how to outline the CONTENT and write your lyrics by discovering the next-level mindset, strategies, and tools to confidently write lyrics that impact people.

    • 17 min
    #45 - How I Discovered the Power of Lyrics

    #45 - How I Discovered the Power of Lyrics

    Today, I wanna take the chance and introduce myself to you. Especially, I wanna tell you the story about the time in my life when I was completely lost, on my own, literally at the end of the world, and how one song gave me the strength to carry on… and what all of that taught me about what makes lyrics powerful.

    So it’s all about my journey, so to say, and why I’m so passionate about the power of lyrics. Because this is the most incredible thing ever. 

    So here’s how everything started.
    Do you want to write lyrics that resonate with your audience?I got you covered. I invite you to join my free webinar "How to Write Catchy Songs that Mean Something" so that you can start writing lyrics that resonate with your audience.We talk about three powerful lyric writing secrets and learn how to apply the advice  "the song needs to go somewhere". So sign up here for your free spot.
    Support the showWrite Empowering Lyrics That your Audience loves to sing along to WITHOUT Getting Stuck In Songwriter's Block. Then join the Powerful Lyrics Masterclass now.

    This masterclass is the most in-depth(and easy to implement) course ever created on how to outline the CONTENT and write your lyrics by discovering the next-level mindset, strategies, and tools to confidently write lyrics that impact people.

    • 20 min

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