Here are some tips:
* Lyrics can be considered like poetry, they have to fit with the music (obviously) or have to be appropriate to the subject.
* Be specific when writing, you don't want to write about general things like "The Truth!" "love" "life", see what you can write about those topics, but don't be general.
* Use metaphores in your lyrics, and try not to use overused ones.
* Some of the most impressive lyrics ever written created very imaginative images with the writing, try and envision a place you associate with a feeling (like hope with a lighthouse in a dark and foggy setting, or something) and write about that.
* Make sure you really don't use overused ideas, there are more than enough songs that compare girls to red roses and angels, it just doesn't work.
* Listen to good lyrics. I personally hate all the modern punk/pop/rap/what ever the hell it's called because their lyrics are extremely tasteless and unimaginative. Unless you want to be like Blink 192 or something, I'd stay away from those.
* And finally, write often. Write down what ever comes to your mind and you'll discover that it becomes easier as you go.
That's all the advice I have, I hope that helps!
There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
- Martin Gardner
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