Your song is really really beautiful. Going beyond the mechanics of song structure, chords and lyrics, it's important as you keep songwriting to keep nurturing that creative space where songs like this come from. It's a…"
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Your song is really really beautiful. Going beyond the mechanics of song structure, chords and lyrics, it's important as you keep songwriting to keep nurturing that creative space where songs like this come from. It's a very precious thing.
One thing I was thinking that you could try experimenting with, either in this song, or future songs, is to hold off on the chorus, or only give half of the chorus.
For example, at 1:10 maybe add a measure of just guitar and then try going back to the verse, and only having the chorus melody (which is AMAZING!) repeat twice the second time around.
It may work or it may not work, but that melody is so great, I think in some ways holding off on it will make it all the more powerful the second time around.
Does that make sense?
But I guess, the point is, don't be afraid to keep working on the song and changing it up. Maybe leave it as is for a bit, and in a few months come back to it.
Bob Dylan is constantly changing up his songs, even at the age of 70, experimenting with different feels and structures. For songs he's been singing for decades!