Songwriting that connects – What lyrics can copywriters learn from?

December 2, 2008 •

Perhaps it’s the second coffee talking. Or maybe I’ve just been thinking about SEO for too long (*yawn*). Whatever the case, this morning, it’s time for something a little lighter.

Bring on the songwriting discussion!

A while back, I discussed how effectively the lyrics of Cold Chisel’s ‘Bow River’ captivate the band’s target audience. And how we copywriters could learn a thing or two from Ian Moss. Today, I’d like your opinions.

What songs boast lyrics that really resonate? And why? Comment away, and feel free to wax lyrical. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

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Writers Can Get Anything They Want… At Alice’s Restaurant. • Big Red Notebook wrote on December 6th, 2008

[...] at Divine Write recently wrote about a Cold Chisel tune that really connects with the band’s audience. That led him to ask a few interesting [...]

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Carson wrote on December 6th, 2008

Thanks for a fun assignment, Glenn. I pick Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" and followed your lead with a full post about it.

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Glenn (Owner) wrote on December 6th, 2008

Thanks Carson. I haven't heard that one. Will definitely get over and have a listen to it. I had a quick look at your post and there appears to be a clip of it there?

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