About The Free Lyrics Project

Can an amateur songwriter write a new song every day? Oh, heck, probably not…but it will be fun to try!

I’m new at blogs, but I’ve written a few songs before. The words and music just sort of come to me: sometimes a melody will emerge and I’ll add words–and sometimes the reverse.

I had this big dream of writing songs for a band, but that hasn’t worked out so far. Until then, there’s the Free Lyrics Project.

I got this crazy idea to try to post a new one to this blog every day. We’ll see how it goes. I just want to share them with other people.

Anyway, if you see a lyric you like, feel free to put your own music to it and have fun! These lyrics are posted under the Creative Commons License.

I do ask that if you do put these lyrics to music, please send me a recording of it. I’d love to hear someone else’s take on the song.

Similarly, if you’d like to know what melody goes with a particular song (many, but not all, will have one), let me know. I don’t have the equipment or skill to record music, but I can sketch a crude lead sheet with the chords and melodies.

Also…this should go without saying, but I’m not [insert name of your favorite singer]–not a professional songwriter. You won’t find any future Grammy winners on this blog!

On the other hand, that leaves me free to write whatever I want and call it a song: my lyrics are sometimes corny, sometimes goofy, don’t always rhyme or have a strict meter. I read a LOT, so the themes, imagery, and metaphors get a little “out there” sometimes. This is just a fun little diversion. Hopefully you’ll find something you like.

One last note: my lyrics are almost always in this structure: Verse – Verse – Chorus – Verse – Chorus. All the real songs I listen to have this structure, so I assume that it’s more or less standard.

Enjoy!

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Responses

  1. Hi there, I like the lyrics to a few of your songs, and I think we could make them work (I am in a band) I especially like “Tell Me You’re a Vampire”. I was wondering if we can use them freely and record them onto an EP if it so happens that way? Thanks, Dave

    • Sorry I took so long to get back to you. Under the Creative Commons license, you are free to use the lyrics, as long as you credit the source. Full details are on the website. Thanks!

  2. […] Also, I’ve challenged myself to write and post a new poem every day for the entire month, sort of like my other blog, The Free Lyrics Project. […]


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