Can Write Song Lyrics
Can Write Song Lyrics by
Terry Cox book. Imagine producing such moments with your own lyrics, painting
pictures with words that produce images and feelings of startling power. Successful
lyricist Terry Cox gives you the insider's advice you need to get started and
open yourself up to a whole new world of self-expression. Illustrating Cox's instructions
are examples of popular songs from a wide variety of styles and vocalists including
Garth Broods, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Phil Collins and Celine Dion. Each chapter
also comes packed with exercises, recommended reading lists and sidebars filled
with opinions, advice and inspiration from some of the hottest lyricists in the
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Terry Cox is a lyric writer who has had over 150 songs
recorded by artists such as Meja, Louise Hoffsten, Stefan Andersson, Vanessa Williams,
Patti Austin, Grover Washington Jr., David Broza, Clay Crosse and others. Her
songs have also appeared in television shows and feature films such as Steve Martin's
Roxanne, Baywatch, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Arsenio
Hall, All My Children, As the World Turns, Sweden's prime-time
Skilda Varldar and others.
"Holds" and upcoming releases
include cuts by Faith Hill, Peter Jorbach, and Monica Stark; original lyrics and
adaptations for the "Christmas in Bethlehem" recording Swedish artist
Carola, with U.S. guest artists; and a CD featuring Cecilia, based on the book
Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch. Her travels have given her
a diverse experience that includes mainstream and alternative pop; rock; country;
R&B; jazz; Celtic and other traditional and folk music; Christian and "world"
music; as well as songs and jingles for advertising. Terry conducts workshops
on "the magic and the mechanics" of lyric writing and creativity, and
participates in the ASCAP songwriter mentorship program and other music industry
events. She has been a staff writer with Columbia Pictures and BMG Music Publshing,
and her own company Fisher Queen Songs currently cooperates with BMG, Warner-Chappell,
Zomba and other music publishers. When she's not writing songs, she writes books.
When she's not on the road, she lives on a hill in Cold Spring, New York.
Praise for You Can Write Song Lyrics
is a wonderful songwriter with a serious track record who brings great wisdom,
experience, joy and love to revealing the mysteries of the songwriting process.
And she has managed to corral some of the biggest names in the business to lend
their unique and probing insights to the art of constructing a song. A must read
for any songwriter, from fledgling to legend! --Arnie Roman (writer
of Celine Dion's "If I Were You," Trisha Yearwood's "There Goes
My Baby" and "Heart Like a Sad Song," and Marc Anthony's "Love
"Terry Cox's book is a perfect blend of technical
and creative advice. It isn't only for those interested in writing lyrics. It's
an inspirational guide for anyone who wants to write songs, words or music.--Billy
Steinberg (writer of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," the Bangles'
"Eternal Flame," Madonna's "Like a Virgin," Whitney Houston's
"So Emotional," Celine Dion's "Falling Into You.")
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Table of Contents
Magic That Gets You Started
2 How Nothing Can Turn Into Something That
Sounds Like A Song
3 What Turns Words Into Lyrics
4 A Few Words
5 The Mechanics-Putting It All Together
Two Or More Are Gathered In Creativity's Name
7 Getting Yourself Ready
To Write Lyrics
8 Ready, Set-Write!
9 Sticking A Little Toe
Into The Big Time
10 The End Of The Beginning--How To Keep Keeping On