Posted by lashibes on Feb 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Creating Effective Similes In Songs
Similes in songs can take a ho-hum lyric and turn it into a “wow!” lyric. The magic of a simile is that it allows you to use a direct comparison between two things in order to describe the thing you...
While I do have a corporate life, I've been involved in songwriting for a number of years. I'm a published poet and performed in the duo Amelia Earhart Returns back in the 90's in Knoxville Tennessee.
I've had the privilege of sitting in a church basement with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings talking about songwriting, sharing the stage with Caroline Aiken, Norman & Nancy Blake, The Nields, Guy & Evan Carawan, Tim & Molly O'Brien, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, while providing the occasional dinner and laundry services to Mindy Smith.
My musical roots are in England from brass band to an all women's orchestra, so I play a few instruments (six: but never all at once) and LOVE the craft of songwriting.