Work on the melody and chords using the verse and chorus lyric you have, gradually smoothing and changing until you have something you like.
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His website is a bit hokey Flaming guitars? It's easy enough to share some of them with you now, so read on. Context Whatever you do when translating a song, you want to set the stage for your translation by giving yourself some context as to what the song might be about. Do some searching on the internet to see if the artist has anything to say about the subject!
I see no reason in looking for interpretations if you haven't first done some research to see: If anyone else hasn't already interpreted this song If the lyricist has revealed the meaning of the song in an interview or article somewhere. A few good websites for lyric interpretation would be RapGenius for hip-hopSongMeanings.
After doing some searching, make sure you check the artists Wikipedia page for any more insight into the lyrics. If you find only a few tidbits about the song but not a full meaningthen you can use that information as a filter to see all your future interpretations through.
Once you've gathered whatever information you can find, it's time to start doing some grunt work yourself. Word Definitions You'll want to go through the lyrics, and start deciphering whatever you think the lyrics mean to you. A lot of this will be done through simple intuition, but sometimes you will need to use the resources of a dictionaryor a thesaurus.
Once again, learning more and more about the words are going to set a more accurate context for what you are reading. If the song is particularly complex, you may need to do this line-by-line.
What happens if you run into a word that doesn't exist? Well, then you'll have to start trying to get into the lyricists head to see what they might have been thinking when they wrote it. I did some strategic research in that old online dictionary hardlyand was consistently corrected by the search engines, saying "Did you mean flipside?
Well I didn't, but maybe that's what Cedric was meaning when he wrote the line! After looking at the definition for the word flipside, I realized that it actually fit in the line very well.
By why change it at all? Cedric is using "clipside" instead of "flipside" to give more meaning to the line. This song is talking about a drug addict who overdoses on drugs. If you go through a similar exercise as that when trying to decipher made up words, you will likely be successful.
Get The Opinion Of People Around You Another good idea would be to share difficult interpretations with other people, even if you don't suspect that they would be any good at interpreting lyrics though I recommend you start with the ones who are!
When I was interpreting the line "sterling clear blackened ice" for my Mars Volta interpretation, I had no idea what it meant for weeks and weeks.The Song Lyrics Generator is hosted by RapPad which is an online community of rappers, producers, and lyricists.
Analysis of the lyrics of The End by Jim Morrison Stories, characters, themes, genres The End‘s lyrics shows great ways to tell stories through suggestion, association and poetry, playing on contrasts and echoes between alternate themes and situations..
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4 Foundational Strategies For Interpreting Song Lyrics. I've done a few very difficult song translations (my deloused album interpretation comes to mind), and I've learned some different techniques for getting through to the root meaning of a song.
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