I’ve known for a while now that I’ve come as far as I can on my own with my lyric writing. Yes, listening to critics and reading evaluations has helped a lot. If nothing else, those avenues have shown me where my specific weaknesses lies, and they have also given me enough encouragement to be able to strengthen my belief that I’m not wasting my time in my pursuit of writing descent song lyrics. Still, descent isn’t quite the level I want to remain at. I would like to get to a place where it is possible to create something that is good.
After having tried to follow suggestions from evaluations and still having new evaluations coming back pointing out my old mistakes, I’ve known I need to look for help through some sort of course or education. The problem is that there are many people out there who, without any shame, like to use “wanna bees” to fill their pockets. People that shower praise and promises over unsigned musicians and lyric writers with a dream, but who give very little substantial help in return for their big fees. Luckily, I have finally grown wise to that kind of “help”. There are obviously serious people out there too, and they offer genuine opportunities to learn from their hard-earned knowledge. The problem is that these courses very often come with a price tag that is way beyond my wallet.
Yesterday lady luck knocked on my door, and I found a course that was within reach for what I felt I could invest, to get another couple of steps up the ladder from descent towards good. At first I was worried that the offer was one of those that says one price in the first instance, but as soon as you have paid that, instead of being taken to the product you thought you bought, you are redirected to a new page telling you that to get all that you were just promised, you have to pay for this too etc. To my utter joy, this course wasn’t one of those. It was the real deal. Furthermore, it came with a 60 day money back guarantee if I, for some reason, wouldn’t like the course. This was a very good guarantee indeed, since I will easily have time to get through the course within that time span. So, if I was that way inclined, I could have the cake and eat it. As it happens, I am not that way inclined. I have already had a quick look at one of the modules, and from that glance, I have been given the help needed to start to rectify the weakness in my lyric writing which has been pointed out to me time and time again.
What made me trust the person that has created this course even more, was that the first thing he did was to recommend someone else’s book as the best thing to read if I want to improve my lyric writing skills. That book was only a few pounds in e-book format, so I have now added that one too.
When I have worked myself through all the modules of this course and if it continues to be as useful as it promises to be after a first glance, I will be happy to recommend it, because it is sold at a price manageable for most people, which is the aim of creator of the course. The same goes for the book. So, watch this space!
Today, I’m going to leave you with a pearl of a song by MeatLoaf, featuring Marion Raven, with music and lyrics by the brilliant Jim Steinman. It is difficult to choose just one song from these gentlemen’s collaboration, but today I will pick a song that has been recorded by many artists, but I still really prefer MeatLoaf’s version. The song is “It’s all coming back to me now”. There is a specific line of that song that resonates so well with how I think when I look back at my life; “There were things I’d never do again, but then they’d always seem right.” Oh well, I suppose that is how it should be.
Take care until next time and Happy Writing!