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Lyrics vs Music

What comes first to you as a songwriter, lyrics or music?

Doug Dickens
Doug Dickens  (over 4 years ago)

Sometimes the words come first but more often they happen simultaneously which is a real rush. I just did my first collaboration on a song Little by Little where Melsi sent me the lyric and i put the music to them. It was a real rush doing that.
I have written a few songs where the title came first ... Anywhere But Here is one of them.

kloudworks  (about 4 years ago)

Most of the time: Lyrics. Which is not very practical since I never write myown lyrics. So I always need to bang down others' doors to please help me with text so that I can think of the music:) Interesting question btw. Cheers ~ kappi

Jose Carlos Agustin CHARLY
Jose Carlos Agustin CHARLY  (over 3 years ago)

It depends..in my case in every song is different..some first the lyrics, some the tunes and some both at the same time..CHARLY