Howdy archtop....I find it difficult to look at lyrics and then try to come up with a tune to fit them. For me, I have to have a tune in my head which suggests the start of the lyrics. Once the idea for the lyrics is established, I start to write/edit the verses, chorus/bridge, and ending. A notebook is great for jotting down these ideas.
I do find it best to try to write quickly - while the mood is set and creativity if flowing. I often just write down something (anything) in my head, then go back later and edit the material to both make sense lyrically and work better with the melody. Then I'll record a demo and see if it sounds as good as I think it does. If not, it remains an unused demo track on my hard drive...
So glad you said that. My usual pen name is Leon Fullerton, but sometimes I sign things Yazoo Chaz or Catfish Brown. You'll like what I've said here about Catfish and catfish:. . .
I'll remain a song writing bottom feeder and I'm comfortable there. . . .
Ok the line my only angel left is a good one. Finish this song or I’m stealing the line. Lol jk
I'm working on it. Got a good arrangement I think. If I can just finish the lyrics themselves.