hey rblight,

I think tip 2 covers it,
plus tip 38 which I haven't written yet
which is

"artists can do whatever they want, it just needs to sound good"

Originally Posted by Ande Rasmussen

02) No Rules
There are no rules, there are only tools, guidelines. You'll find exceptions to everything below, but it's generally good to use the tools, unless you have a really good reason not to. It's important to understand each guideline.

Originally Posted by rblight
Originally Posted by Ande Rasmussen

14) Keep It Conversational
Write a lyric the way you would say it. Lyrics are conversational, don't reverse word order for the sake of rhyme, only use words you'd use in a natural normal conversation. KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Harlan Howard said, write songs so people who are half listening can half understand.

This tip is genre specific. It is a good tip for country music lyrics but not such a good tip for hard rock or heavy metal, where lyrics can often be very mystical and poetic.

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