Hab ich im dylanpool gefunden, ich nehm mal an es verstehen die meisten: 1. Rhyme scheme, meter, and structure can be jumped up and down on if you know what you're doing, but if you ignore them, you'll just end up with a messy song that will not be nearly as artsy as you think it is. 2. Be very careful with the terms "my pain" and "my tears." And watch what you say about your soul. Questioning the nature or purpose of "this life" (in those terms) will get old fast. 3. When in doubt, say something about the moon. You can't go wrong with a good moon line. 4. When writing a protest song, don't use the term "land of the free" ironically. It seems like a good idea, but it isn't. 5. If you're writing a parody, heed these words: Start, heart, part, be, me, free, see, and other words that are so, so easily turned into "fart" and "pee" are the enemies of the smart writer. 6. You can use cuss words just for the sake of using cuss words, but there's a good way and a bad way to do this. If you think the way you're cussing in a song will amuse people (Ben Folds is good at this), you're probably doing it the good way. If you think you're going to shock anyone, you're doing it the bad way. 7. If you write about your life or people you know, you're asking for trouble. 8. Don't just say "the street" or "the town" if you can help it - be specific about which street or town you mean. 9. You can be writing a song about a town a thousand miles from any body of water, and it still probably won't hurt much to put a sailor in the song in most cases. 10. On the other hand, clowns almost never work. Especially sad ones. 11. If you aren't prepared to show up for gigs dressed like an elf, it's usually not advisable to use terms like "hath," "thou," "runneth," "thee," etc. Some people can get away with talking like they're in a movie about knights. Most people can't. 12. The quality of a song is not measured by how hard it is to play. Don't worry if your song is only two chords. Also, all the minor augmented ninth chords in the world won't make a bad song good. 13. Changing the perspective of a song from third to first person, or the other way around, can improve it greatly. Experiment with your pronouns. 14. Cake left out in the rain is not a great metaphor for a failed relationship, especially if you refer to said cake as a park. Seriously. All of these, of course, can be broken in the right situation. Maybe even #14 (though I doubt it). fand einiges davon ziemlich lustig!!