What’s better than a song prompts list of “more things” to get your brain working and go somewhere you didn’t imagine?
These prompts can help generate some song or poem starters you can relate to quickly and easily. You’ll spend less time trying to manufacture a scene, characters or circumstances, and get right into the writing!
As a twist on the song prompt, you can write a poem using one of the prompts and then convert the poem to a song!
This is also a great way to focus on your lyric first.
Tips To Get You Started:
|1||Things in a detective novel|
|2||Things in a cheesy romance novel|
|3||Things that make you late|
|4||Things that happen early|
|5||Things that come in cans/boxes|
|6||Things that come in 3s/pairs|
|7||Things you can see from a car/bus window|
|8||Things you do not deserve|
|9||Things in the glove box|
|10||Things at a camp site|
|11||Things you deserve|
Song Prompt Example: Things That Work
OK, so Guy Clark changed “things” to “stuff” and never actually used a prompt – but, this is a great example of how a “thing” or “stuff” prompt could turn into a great song. There’s no better song about an old blue shirt.
Here’s my favorite version of Guy Clark’s “Stuff That Works” from Jack Ingram:
More Song Prompts:
- 11 “Things” Song Prompts
- 11 More “Things” Song Prompts
- Create A New Song Idea: Twist On A Cliche
- Create A Song Prompt: Noun + Verb
- Generate or Find Online Song Prompts