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Stardust

Mr. Blue Sky
Misty Underpass (lyrics)

The fact, the name
The shame, the hate
The pact, too late
To amend my mistakes

The distraction, an attraction
To things that could kill me
Retraction, reaction
All which should be plain to see

Anytime my devotion slips
It comes on strong
Anywhere the seduction
Although the pain, I still need more

To hell with sins, I’ve got enough of them to heed
Really, it’s just a matter of when they plant another seed

Widowed from that which I love, the torment is cold further still
Even if the rest of the world discards me as something mute
Not a word, just the late signs of regret

Yet another day goes by, as I grow further from the sun
Under azure moonlight, I start to cry, any hope I leave behind

Even when I scoff at the world, cold thoughts sends shivers down my spine
A frigid scarecrow, bereft of all life, the differences become harder to tell

In a misty underpass, falling back on the ground
“Leave this sacred world behind, as far as you know
It’s blank...”

It’s killing me dead, four is the time
That my daily hell begins
Why should I be wasting my time,
Searching for a hope that’s never been

It’s true that I look down on myself
Why, nothing could remotely be more clear
Bitter memories of smiles which I have held
Struggle to find a reason to care

Help, find me
Help pacify me
It’s time to live and learn
Feel anger
I know better, than to crash and burn

The thoughts never leave my mind
As they’re waiting to decide
Whatever punishment they’re trying to hide
Well, I let them go running wild

But I know there’s more to life than what my empty bottle tells me
There is a way out of the crystal cage I’ve forged for myself
So tell me where I can find my shelter
Tell me how I can let loose from the guilt
I need to know where they keep my happiness alive,
Tied to some net, but the spider’s not real
Not to them

And how can I keep from deceiving myself
How can I start convincing myself that life is to be enjoyed
I need to strike down this pain, make it null and void
Everything’s driving me crazy

Even when I beg, you never shut up
Increasing your self-entitlement
And letting me know that I’m perfectly useless
Can’t you use your time, telling me something new

And I’m sick and tired of everyone lying
Too difficult to separate from the truth
Why can’t you stay quiet,
Oh, Lord, I wanna go home!

I have no qualms with accepting the facts
I know I have many flaws that I won’t keep away
Desperate to find an opening…
Jump straight through the fire

Help, find me
Help pacify me
It’s time to live and learn
Feel anger
I know better, than to crash and burn

Now, any of the walls I built
They collapse down into dust
Any more joys of mine you can kill?
I’m sure you want to express your disgust
With me

The fact, the name
The shame, the hate
The pact, too late
To amend my mistakes

In this misty underpass...
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
So I like to write my own music here and there, and came up with this little number yesterday. Can't promise it's top quality content, but eh, I like it.

The time has come
He knows that what was foretold will now proceed
What he knew will soon be acheived
This child was born to rule

The time has come
He knows his flesh and blood is not his own
What will happen to mankind is not yet known
This child was born to rule

I stand alone
And gaze upon the setting sun
The sun, it sets on our souls
And I alone
I know what I wasn't meant to know
The demons are ready and waiting
Satan smiles
The omen was proof of his reign

The time has come
All the evil of this life has become conjoined as one
And no one yet knows that it marks the end of us all
This child was born to rule

The time has come
I know that what was foretold will now proceed
What I know will soon be acheived
This child was born to rule

I stand alone
And gaze upon the setting sun
The sun, it sets on our souls
And I alone
I know what I wasn't meant to know
The demons are ready and waiting
Satan smiles
The omen was proof of his reign

This child was born to rule
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I've written a good number of songs since February, but this is the one I'm probably most proud of. Inspired both by Bruce Dickinson and William Blake:

"And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem built here
Among these Dark Satanic Mills?"
(William Blake 1757-1827)

To destroy is your only goal
Robbing the land of its soul
A glorious polution upon the empire
A conning of progress we don't desire

Done in the name of a messiah God
But what they do is rather odd
And if God is looking down here below
I'm sure that He too does know

There's no productivity
There's no creativity
There's nothing but pain and fear

The dark Satanic mills
They're coming to take our souls away
The dark Satanic mills
Save me, Jesus, to you I pray


Hell is opening up its deadly jaws
Satan, he's stirring up the fires
England's green will be his pit
You'll drown in the twisting mires

Can you believe your eyes?
Believe our earthly demise?
Blood is falling from the skies

The dark Satanic mills
They're coming to take our souls away
The dark Satanic mills
We won't live another day
Looking for the promise of Heaven
But I'm finding only Hell
The dark Satanic mills
Help me, God, to live again


They're coming to grind me up
They're coming to grind you up
They're coming to grind us up
They're coming to grind us all

Keep on grinding, grinding, grinding
Keep on grinding, grinding, grinding
Keep on grinding, grinding, grinding
Grind on, grind on

Grind on through the night
Grind on through the day
Grind on till morning light
Take my soul away

Keep on grinding, grinding, grinding
Keep on grinding, grinding, grinding
Keep on grinding, grinding, grinding
Grind on, grind on...
 

Stardust

Mr. Blue Sky
Blooming Sunset Resolution (lyrics)

[Verse 1]

Pouring river’s turning for bliss, disguised by coarse, serene unwanted great disgrace
Stirring the cauldron, amounts to the colder contrast, but the rest it slowly burns away
I turn my head towards the roaring thunder, in which comes after the scarlet pain
It’s late evening, verdant spiral threatens rumble in what a perfect circle it would stain


[Chorus 1]

Climbing up on the edge of the hill
Standing next to the tree overlooking it all
Catered to the wavering silence
As blooming sunset resolution slips away


[Verse 2]

Wilted and quilted, I melt with the water which has still yet to run its final course
Driving a glimmer into depths so far-flung, then replaced with a inky reign of stars
Gripping the handle, envying the mundane clover with an additional leaf in play
Steaming with fire pulsating from my open mind, in which the distance is too far away


[Chorus 2]

Climbing up on the edge of the hill
Standing next to the tree overlooking it all
Catered to the wavering silence
As blooming sunset resolution slips away


[Bridge]

Ashes in the clear, clashes with the rare dewdrops
Flutters in the air, leaving the grounded fantasy stop
Above the clouds now


[Verse 3]

Impure and stately, two divides collide with the sun, yet only one of them stays awake
False is the cadence that comes from the aura of spite and sorrowful ingrained
Senseless resurgence drags down the soul further, the rest cry out in disdain
Resisting temptation, miracle play draws the curtain, life finds a structure from death


[Chorus 3/Outro]

Climbing up on the edge of the hill
Standing next to the tree overlooking it all
Catered to the wavering silence
As blooming sunset resolution slips away

As blooming sunset resolution slips away
Blooming sunset resolution slips away
It slips away…
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
So I wrote a full-fledged album (actually I wrote two of them, but I'll save the other one for now) and I'm pretty satisfied with it, at least the idea and how I'd go about putting it together. It's probably actually shit but you can be the judge of that.

Diesel 11 - WELCOME TO YOUR HOME
Welcome back to your humble abode
Welcome back to the place we call home
Welcome back to this apartment complex
Welcome back to the end of your life again!

Would you turn me off if I nearly killed you?
What would you say if the knife in my throat slipped again
Don't try to twist it around because he's already got it
Our master will send us all to the pit again

But you're back and we've the celebrations
So join in with our lusts and damnations

Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home

Our minds work as one as we curse the sun from here
We are the damned and the damnators and we've got it all, yeah

Now you've come, so stay awhile
Don't try to run from our inhuman smiles

Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home

Feel the bodies twist
The damns collapse
Feel the curse within
As you break the past

Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home

Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home

Welcome
What are the things that you believe in?
What are your values? What do you trust?
Would you care to join me on an excursion
Past the point of no return?

I've seen many things
I've known many more
I know what's in store

I believe in hell on earth
I believe the devil in disguise
I believe we are all truly damned
I believe no hand of god for me

Why do you cry for the light
When the light can't save you?
It curses us all in unbreakable night
And I curse it too

I've wished many times
And cried many more
I know what's in store

I believe in hell on earth
I believe the devil in disguise
I believe we are all truly damned
I believe no hand of god for me

I may have had a brother
I may have been alone
I will not run away
I am like the stone

I believe in hell on earth
I believe the devil in disguise
I believe we are all truly damned
I believe no hand of god for me

I believe
I believe
I believe no hand of god for me
Screaming in the dark
No way left to park

Hitting hell's highway
Take the devil's bend with ease
You feel a rush and a roar
Your body begs for more

My demons, my demons
My demons, my damnation

Hell
Hellriders
Hell
Hellriders

You've been lying again
Now you've seen the end

Hit an open stretch
Asphalt cowboys from hell
Ease the brakes off
And accelerators floored

My demons, my demons
My demons, my damnation

Hell
Hellriders
Hell
Hellriders

Screaming in the dark
Screaming in the dark
Screaming in the dark
Screaming in the dark

Hell
Hellriders
Hell
Hellriders

Hell
Hellriders
Hell
Hellriders

Scream for me!
Where are you going my son?
Off to the fields with my father
He will never be coming back...
If I knew then what I know now
Would I have taken this path?
If I knew then what I know now
Would I have felt all the pain?

Silently an abyss falls
She's looking past the canyon walls
Smoke and mirrors always fleeting
Never once abate and retreating
I have seen a million smiles
Carved into a million faces
I have dreamt of bleeding out
I have seen no mortal traces

They drive me on
They drive me over the brink
Children of the damned
They're driving me to the end of my life

Hope is broken, shattered abode
Nothing left but solitude
As my flesh begins to fail
I know I hear the constant wail
We know we all have to live
With our family inventions
But those are immortal rust
Despite all the best intentions

They drive me on
They drive me over the brink
Children of the damned
They're driving me to the end of my life

Family affairs
Nobody cares
No chance for play
A brand-new day
Through all the strife
Through all my life
Just rot away
Hell's here to stay

I've been cursed by the angel who fell
Is there one who can save me from my hell?
I feel like a million souls trapped inside
My mortal, dying, deadened hide

They ride on...
They ride into the night...
Creatures of flame and fire...
The hellriders of old remain unchanged...
Would these demonic freaks really stick around
If we could simply wipe the ground
Free from its sin, free from it chains
Now we're living our last days

They drive me on
They drive me over the brink
Children of the damned
They're driving me to the end of my life

Family affairs
Nobody cares
No chance for play
A brand-new day
Through all the strife
Through all my life
Just rot away
Hell's here to stay

Gotta push the wheel around
It's emerged again
From the void that is the human soul
Now converged again
The time of destruction takes its toll
Seeking rest
But there's no rest for the weary
A silent pest
You may never escape its grasp again

Open house, re-entry is complete
Seven more come to swipe us off our feet
You may run but you damn well can never hide
We'll never know 'til long after they've made their way inside

I am impure!
I am impure!
I am impure!
I am impure!

So the wickedness peaks within a generation of these
And the unclean wander the streets searching for their prey
You will be down on bended knees, a victim's pretty please
Woe are ye who never listened to your father

I am impure!
I am impure!
I am impure!
I am impure!

I am impure!
I am impure!
I am impure!
I am impure!
I checked in at room 1046
I never expected my life to flash before my eyes
I was feeling down in the pricks
I never wanted to go through what happened next

Hell on earth is a place we can go to
Deep inside the hell that is room 1046

You couldn't have known
You could never have expected the events right there
You couldn't have seen
Seen the future that was right in front of me

Hell on earth is a place we can go to
Deep inside the hell that is room 1046

Blood on the walls and the voices will never stop
I'm screaming in my head and I wish I was dead
Police can't do a thing now, it's too far gone
I wish I'd have stayed away but now it's all too late

Hell on earth is a place we can go to
Deep inside the hell that is room 1046
Hell on earth is a place we can go to
Deep inside the hell that is room 1046

Let the devil be the judge
From time to time I wonder why
My life was broken for me
Nothing to do in this wasteland
But try to survive
From the pit I am a-calling
Won't you come to me?
Reach for the light...

Leave me be, let me alone
I am tumbling for the door
To find the rime, to find the reason
What my life's in store
I can hear the Master calling out my name
Leave me alone

From the dawn of time, I've seen it all
Saw the throne before the fall
Was I young and wicked
Or was there so much more?
I took the left-hand path
A highway strethcing out for me
Was I just blind...?

Leave me be, let me alone
I am tumbling for the door
To find the rime, to find the reason
What my life's in store
I can hear the Master calling out my name
Leave me alone

Oh hear my cry
Reaching for the light...

Leave me be, let me alone
I am tumbling for the door
To find the rime, to find the reason
What my life's in store
I can hear the Master calling out my name
Leave me alone

Leave me be, let me alone
I am tumbling for the door
To find the rime, to find the reason
What my life's in store
I can hear the Master calling out my name
Leave me alone
Into the blackness and out of the light
Seeing them burning on stakes in the night
They've wrangled with strangers and killed for no gain
Their utter existence is always my bane

Welcome to my circus
Welcome to my distress
Freaks on a leash
Keep me out of reach

I've never known what I could see
They've never tried to threaten me
But I feel somewhere around
Freaks pin me to the ground

Welcome to my circus
Welcome to my distress
Freaks on a leash
Keep me out of reach

We ride the wave
We ride the wave
There ain't no escape
From the evil blackness of these knaves

Welcome to my circus
Welcome to my distress
Freaks on a leash
Keep me out of reach

Welcome to my circus
Welcome to my distress
Freaks on a leash
Keep me out of reach

Welcome to the circus
Welcome to the circus
Welcome to the circus
Welcome to the circus
Welcome to the circus
Welcome to the circus
Welcome to the circus
Welcome to the circus
Burning starlight over under me
My eyes were blinded to the truth
I killed for nothing and never again
Will I ever know what could have been

I wrestle with my demons on a daily basis
I try to fight back, to no avail
I fall and always fail
I am the only thing left in my world unknown
I am the forgotten son

Home
Let me go home

Will I escape my madness?
Will I know my victors?
Will I ever understand
Why they did it to me?

Can I ever leave this place
Screaming back in my face
My soul turns again
I have the souls of many men
But they've been forgotten too

Home
Let me go home

Forgotten one
Forgotten son
Forgotten one
Forgotten son
Forgotten one
Forgotten son
Forgotten one
Forgotten son

Home
Let me go home
Home
Let me go home

Never forget the forgotten son
Reconnection
Returning now to the source
Death inspection
Now it all goes the course
I've been burning
Churning in the mud
Now returning
And I know I am the last chain
The last chain
The last chain
The last chain

Unholy
I am destined to be
Unworthy
Of anything of his
Providence
Has stripped me of my rights
Conversion
Is never in my sights

I won't get away
I won't get away
I won't get away
I am the only, the last chain

Burning up in fire falling from the immortal one
All God's children scream out, dying underneath the sun

I connect the worlds
I bridge the gap
You sacrificed my life
I am the last chain
I am the last chain
I am the last chain
I am the last chain

I am
I am the last chain...
We reeled you in
We brought you back
We took all of you and brought you here
Nowhere to be
Nowhere to head
No one will ever escape from here
You will soon learn
You will soon find
That everything is what it seems
No easy life
No easy life
Welcome to your home!

Welcome to your home...

Paradise is burning underneath our feet
Heading for damnation, no way to retreat
You've tried to run all your life to no avail
We've been watching for so long, we know you failed!

Now as time turns away
You'll never be again astray
This will be your immortal tomb
Down here in hell's living room

NO WAY OUT
There is no way out of here!
NO WAY OUT
There is no way out of here!

Screaming for tomorrow but tomorrow will die in the light
Hell's my captive, my creator, my creation, my only sight

You won't understand a thing
Until you put back on your ring
We all survived for so long
Do the wrong thing, and you can too!

NO WAY OUT
There is no way out of here!
NO WAY OUT
There is no way out of here!
NO WAY OUT
Jesus Christ be damned by fear
NO WAY OUT
There is no way out of here!

We all have to live with our family inventions
We all put up with what we're given
We all die each day

We all fall in through perpetual night
Give me your soul, I'll keep it well
You're damned down to hell!

Screaming... screaming...
Demons... demons...
Freaks... freaks...
What do you believe?

I BELIEVE IN HELL!

NO WAY OUT
There is no way out of here!
NO WAY OUT
There is no way out of here!
NO WAY OUT
Jesus Christ won't help your fear
NO WAY OUT
There is no way out of here!

There's no way out
There's no way out
There's no way out

Screaming on your bended knees

Welcome to your home.......

And an explanation of all the songs if you're confused as to what it and the album means:
OK so to best understand the concept of the album, we've got to start with "Princes of Hell". On the day I wrote it, I was in a sort of Paradise Lost (the poem) mood, and was thinking about the fallen angels who followed Satan and were cast out of heaven. And I was thinking of what it would be like to be one of them... but you weren't actually evil and just got caught up with the actual bad ones, and you've been kicked out of heaven and just wondering about how you could've avoided your foolish mistakes all those years ago. It's easily one of the best things I've ever written, IMO.

I wrote this song as a one-off, but recently I started listening to Accident of Birth and the concept behind Bruce's song - a family from hell is trying to bring back one of their sons, but he doesn't want to return because they're in, y'know, hell. So I was wondering about how you could make this a full-fledged story and started piecing together some stuff. Other inspirations for it were Psycho Motel's Welcome to the World album and The Devil's Rejects (haven't seen it, but the 'evil family goes on a roadtrip' sounded like something cool).

So I started writing thinking this would be something about a family from hell going on a road trip or something but it quickly fell apart, none of the songs seemed to connect together and it was quickly becoming merely a hell-inspired album. But then I realized how to bring back the AOB concept while using it to make something completely different and, as a bonus, actually add in my old song "Princes of Hell" and suddenly Welcome to Your Home appeared out of nowhere.

I purposefully kept the concept vague so it could be up to listener interpretation though so I'm not surprised you didn't get it at first.

So here's the story, song-by-song:

1. Welcome Home - Demons are welcoming home their deviant brother, who has tried to break away from the grasp of hell, to no avail. Who is this brother, you ask? That's what the rest of the tracks demonstrate.

2. Beliefs - Our protagonist is a demon in hell, who fell with the other angels who stopped worshipping God and chose Satan instead. However, he really only got caught up in the moment and suffered for it, now damned for all eternity to steal souls and eventually burn away forever. He's basically been living a lie, and the song is both him questioning all that he believed and how he conforms with the crowd.

3. Hellriders - Just a speedy metallic number about the demons. Nothing too deep or anything, it's just a headbanger, little more, but it helps set the stage so to speak.

4. Family Inventions - Just an ominous piece to set up the next song.

5. The Family From Hell - The protagonist has had it with the other demons. It's not the life for him and he really wants to get away. He wishes he could leave but realizes that in joining the rebellion he may have just signed his life away, and now when he's full of regrets it's too late for him.

6. Demons - It's based on Matthew 12:43-45, which discusses unclean spirits and how when they leave a body, they always return with 7 other spirits. So with that in mind, this is a song that delves into how he realizes he's a terrible being, but wants to find a way out of his eternal damnation; the lyrics foreshadow that he won't find it.

7. Room 1046 - Based on a real life murder case, it ominously suggests that demons had something to do with it. Who committed the murder, our protagonist or one of his unholy co-workers? We may never know...

8. Princes of Hell - The protagonist continues to question his existence in the album's centerpiece, calling out to all the other demons to leave him be with their bullshit.

9. Freaks - The name comes from the iconic horror film, but the song is the protagonist kind of showing his world - basically a circus - to the listeners, and how much it's corrupting him.

10. Forgotten Son - This started out as a song called "Endless Night", but the more the lyrics progressed, the more I found that the title didn't fit, so I changed it. Basically the demon realizes that God doesn't care about him anymore, no one else does either, his name has and will be long forgotten in the annals of eternity and his very existence is worthless.

11. The Last Chain - The demon finally realizes that there is no escape from eternal damnation, his one idiotic mistake is now what will be his undoing, and it's the sole reason he can no longer escape from hell and the punishment that's awaiting him....

12. Welcome to Your Home - The other demons welcome the protagonist back from his little soul-searching and, as there's no way out, no way to escape eternal damnation, he finally resigns himself to his fate. And so the album ends on a dark note, as Satan's in Hell and all's wrong with the world....
 
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Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
Alright Dusty Diesel, I'm going to give you some real advice.

It’s not shit but your influences are pretty obvious. Nothing wrong with being a bit derivative as you’re starting out but you’ll want to work on finding your own voice. I didn't even need to read the explanation to clearly see what inspired you. In the end, you’ll probably end up sounding like a combination of your different influences, but that combination and the way it manifests itself is what will make you sound like you.

Also, directly referencing another artists’ material once can be a cool homage (emphasis on ‘can’, it’s usually not imo), but any more than that gets annoying. I also think if you’re going to do that, it might be best to go for something more obscure and not as obvious.

Finally, narrative-based concept albums are fun but most of them aren't good. Even the ones that succeed are hardly flawless. The reason for this is almost always fluff and pacing. Most of the time the artists have the seed of a good idea but because they have to fill up an hour-long CD, they end up writing filler that disrupts the flow of the album and weakens an otherwise interesting story. I'm a pretty big advocate for brevity. I would challenge you to say what you want to say in a trilogy of songs, or even just one song. You like Accident of Birth, which is an album that is pretty effective in this area. There are a few different recurring themes that a more inexperienced writer may have beaten to death. Frankly, I don't need to know anything else about the family from Hell. The one song covered that succinctly. Do you bring anything new to the concept?
 

Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
I have a question for you Diesel, when you say you wrote this song or you wrote an album, does this mean you just wrote the lyrics with the music in your head, or did you actually write down the whole song?
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I have a question for you Diesel, when you say you wrote this song or you wrote an album, does this mean you just wrote the lyrics with the music in your head, or did you actually write down the whole song?
Lyrics + music in my head, yeah. I don't know enough about guitar and drums and stuff to actually write the music as well, unfortunately.

Frankly, I don't need to know anything else about the family from Hell. The one song covered that succinctly. Do you bring anything new to the concept?
Well, I attempted to at least. The family from Hell idea morphed into one about demons and not a family, per se, and thus "family from Hell" becomes a metaphor for fallen angels. So I went into it trying to emulate Accident of Birth's idea but I tried to switch it up a bit so I didn't outright steal it and so that it's different enough to remain interesting for people who would otherwise just get their fill from AOB itself. But I get what you're saying; most of the songs took about 3 minutes to write, which means they'll probably have to go through a bunch of editing down the road, and that's only if somehow I get a chance to release it.

But thanks for the advice, it's kinda why I even posted it here, given there are a bunch of people who have far more experience than I. When I say I'm proud of it, I don't necessarily mean it's the best thing in the world, but I think I succeeded with what I was going for more than I have with other songs / albums I've attempted in the past. I still have a lot to learn about actual songwriting, so just taking some time to look through the lyrics and then offer up some advice on how to actually bring them in the right direction means a lot. I'll definitely be incorporating it in future when I write stuff and if I go through and edit some of this. I've sung all the songs through and have already found room for improvement in certain areas.

So yeah, thanks for the advice!
 

Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
Lyrics + music in my head, yeah. I don't know enough about guitar and drums and stuff to actually write the music as well, unfortunately.

In that case, do yourself a favour and look for a different way of creative output. Write stories, for examples. Or learn to play an instrument and actually write songs. The hard truth is, these songs you are presenting here will never get recorded. Nobody will be impressed if you approached a bunch of musicians and said, "guys I have this concept album. Here are the lyrics, and then you go doo-doo-doo, you go dadadada and the drums just do this PUNCH!"

Suppose you decided to take the idea you have and wrote a story about it, short story, novel, whatever. This is actually something people will read, because the medium is writing. If you wrote a bunch of lyrics that are for a song nobody will ever hear, it's just a waste of creative effort. If you write a story, or even a poem, you can show it to people, they can give you constructive criticism and you can improve as an artist - from this very moment on. If you have song lyrics, nobody will really be able to make sense of them because they don't have the context they're meant for. You can tell us all you like about how this goes with this awesome riff, or there would be a cool guitar solo right there - but it doesn't help anybody appreciate the only thing we actually have, which is the words.

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but I don't see a reason to sugarcoat it.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
Speaking from my own experience, I have to agree with Per here.

When I was younger, I used to write lyrics without being able to write music as well. Even "wrote an album" like you did. Once I started to actually put music and lyrics together, none of my previously written lyrics, even the ones that I genuinely thought would lend themselves into being musical, were usable. Putting music and lyrics together is a massive challenge and it takes some experience to be able to craft songs by writing the lyrics first and then adding to music.

Per's advice is good, you can take the same ideas and create a poem or a short story. That way it'll be readable, and you can still work on them as song lyrics when you start to write music as well.
 

LooseCannon

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The other thing you can do is learn some music. Even some basic knowledge of how music works will help in understanding how to write lyrics to that music.
 
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