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Poetic devices

by Kim Lajoie on April 25, 2011

Who here writes lyrics? Who here works with lyricists? If so, you might have experienced the difference between functional lyrics and poetic lyrics. Functional lyrics tick all the boxes – they make sense, they rhyme in all the right places, they tell the story, etc. But somehow they’re boring. They don’t move you. They’re not […]

Preproduction: Polishing lyrics

by Kim Lajoie on November 15, 2010

Last week’s post mentioned polishing lyrics as one aspect of preproduction. Typically, an artist will present a song to the producer, and the producer will work with the artist to improve the lyrics. Often artists get precious about their lyrics – and for good reason – because they’ve worked long and hard to come up […]