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Still more words requiring a composer

These words have 6 syllables in every line. Every other line rhymes. Try writing a song for this visit, by a mysterious stranger, to an inn. (In the middle of a storm)
You think up the title...

The wind howled, thunder roared,
And lightning smote the sky
Rain battered on the roof,
Charcoal clouds swirled on high
A dark figure trudged up
The rain and mud filled lane
His black cape was pulled tight
To try and stop the rain

A lantern shone ahead,
Swinging in the fierce storm
Towards this beacon went
The dark and rain soaked form
Shutters closed to the wind
Showed but a crack of light
To the door he did go
A shadow in the night

The keep heard the wind howl
As he opened the door
And inside, water ran
From cape onto the floor
Face hidden by his brim
His collar turned up high
He closed the tavern door
Against the winds harsh cry

A muddy trail he left
To a chair by the wall
He sat, back to the fire,
For warmth against the squall
From beneath his cape came
A gloved hand with some gold
He beckoned for hot stew
And a mug of ale cold

Reaching up, he undid
The clasps that held his cape
He threw it on a chair,
A black and formless shape
His hair was long and black
Though shadow hid his face
A steel sword turned to gold
By flick’ring fireplace

Silently, ate his stew
Then chased it down with ale
Outside the storm had turned
Into a north-east gale
He stood and donned his cape
And turned towards the door
Without a word he went,
Across the cold black moor.

"How to write (better) lyrics?" - A tip

 Hi,

how do you write interesting lyrics, how do you avoid cliches, how do you find and create interesting metaphores, how do you create something beautiful, how to change lyrics into which directions, what's your rhyme-dictionary, how to avoid the perfect rhyme?

These are the subject of Pat Pattison's books. Pat is to lyrics what a mechanic is to my car :)

Just as a teaser:
* lyric is a car
* car of lyric
* lyric's car

-> what images do these create for you, and how can you use them for your lyrics?
E.g.
* lyric brings you to destination, lyrics move, lyrics entice
* / your turn :)

Best, Michael

"How to write (better) lyrics?" - A tipp

in Lyrics

Hi,

how do you avoid cliches, how do you find and create interesting metaphores, how do you create something beautiful, how to change lyrics into which directions, what's your rhyme-dictionary, how to avoid the perfect rhyme?

These are the subject of Pat Pattison's books. Pat is to lyrics what a mechanic is to my car :)

Just as a teaser:
* lyric is a car
* car of lyric
* lyric's car

-> what images do these create for you, and how can you use them for your lyrics?
E.g.
* lyric brings you to destination, lyrics move, lyrics entice
* / your turn :)

Best, Michael

Lyrics Needing A Composer

could smeone help me with the song
Something Rock Or Jazzy Or prefarably Both

(intro) Oh Baby, 
Why did you have to lie?
I thought you loved me? 
I thought i was the only one. 
Have you ever? 
Thought About me? 
Have you ever? 
Cared for me?  
Oh, i know you never did.  
(bridge)  
You used me…. 
Oh..you hurt me… 
Just because i am weak  
OHH,while you loved her… 
You told me… 
I was the only one… 
But you lied baby! 
You betrayed me Baby!  

(Chorus)
 Am i nothing to you… 
Am i just someone that you used… 
Am i just someone that you played…  
I’ve let you devour me!!
 Because Heaven Knows!! 
I love you more than anything!!!!  
I would die for you Oh! 
I would even kill for you baby 
I would do and give  Anything for you  

(bridge2) 
SO BABY!!!! 
I know i’m an idiot To say this!!!
 But Please, 
Come back to me… 
Even though.. 
You’re a Selfish Man 
I’ll forgive all your mistakes  

(Chorus 2) 
Because BABY 
I can’t live without you. 
I would rather die.. 
Instead of… 
Loving someone else… 
Oh BABY!!! You are my only one!! You are my Baby!! OH BABY!! You Are My MAN!!!!  

(Bridge 3)
 I know i’m Stupid To think… 
That you’ll change  
Because you lied to me… 
Because you used me… 
And Also!!!
 BEcause you love Someone Else!!!!!
  I know… 
I should’ve moved on Especially.. From a man like you..  

(Ending)
 OH GOD!!! 
HELP ME PLEASE!!! 
Help ME Out OF This Misery!!!!
  All i want is this pain to be gone… 
But he keeps hurting me… 
He loves her now… 
But he keeps telling me… 
He still loves me…

a song waiting for lyrics ?

This is part of a set of 10 pieces of folk music, which I have written this year and named the Sutherland Reels ( they are not all reels !). Do you think it could be developed as a song with the additions of lyrics and vocals ?

https://musescore.com/user/29915057/scores/5317700

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSfNgdi7huA

In the youtube version I am playing a Yamaha synth. Using sinsy I could generate a synthesized vocal and add it to that.   

I've decided to stay with Musescore

When MS first changed it's format, I was extremely upset. It was a very poor transition with LOTS and LOTS of errors. In the past six months they have cleaned up a lot of problems. They still have not addressed two major problems, as I see it.
1) When cruising the dashboard if you listen to a song, you must go back to the top of the dashboard again. I can go through 7 or 8 pages and then frustration sets in. MS should work towards their software remembering where you are in your dashboard. This would make it much easier to peruse titles.
2) I believe that favourites do not belong on a composers profile page. I would much rather have another 5 of my scores scores show up. This may just be me, but there are many reasons for giving a favourite. Since MS has no "Like" button, I use the Fav for that function. When a young composer has spent a lot of time and energy in trying to write a masterpiece I feel that a fav rewards them for their work. When I really, really like a song... I just download it and add it to my library.

I have looked at other sites, and I see advantages to MS. I will stay, I also intend to make this group larger and more active.

Thanks to all of you members for sticking to the group.
Cheers
Richard

Composition in search of a good arrangement

Mea culpa group members for being absent for so long. I am in the middle of trying to start a virtual tour business for realtors and my thoughts have been else ware. I beg your forgiveness. With that said, I have uploaded a song I composed back in 2013. It is Psalm 139 set to music. It's a simple 3/4 arrangement using a flute and cellos. I uploaded it under my s0crate6 account. Yep, I'm just a poor boy from a poor family, (borrowing a line from Bohemian Rhapsody), so I don't have a pro account yet. I have to make do with the 5 song max for non-pro accounts. Anyway, check it out and if you are so inclined to write a fuller and more complete arrangement, I'd be very grateful. In case anyone wants to look at the work I have been doing in the virtual tour field, you can check that out at https://roundme.com/@vvt/tours. Ciao!