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Thread #19577   Message #200047
Posted By: Bert
23-Mar-00 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: Song writing questions
Subject: RE: Song writing questions
Áine - of course you have a little more freedom writing in Irish - all the words sound the bloody same;-)

Homeless, also look at Pat Pattison's books "Writing better lyrics", "Managing Lyric Structure" and "Rhyming Techniques and Strategies".

Amos, you're dead right about the use of images. Another example of that is Gordon Lightfoot's Song for a Winter's Night. The first line is just magic - "The lamp is burning low upon my table top".