Goal

SMART Goal

Build smart goals by going the opposite way (TRAMS).

T: By July 16th

R: as part of my NMSC School of Rock program, I will explore lyric writing

A: by following tutorials by Holistic Songwriting and books provided by Mr. LeDuc,

M: I will create lyrics from my own experience that people around my age can relate with (measurable through asking for feedback from my classmates and friends)

S: For the third week of the School of Rock class.

July 8th

I asked PJ for feedback on my song idea. He said it’s relatable and definitely has a lot of emotion behind the idea. I think it’s a topic that doesn’t often get written about but deserves as much attention as other topics.

 

July 12th

I’m somewhat embarrassed by my work, but it is what it is, especially since it’s my first time songwriting and  I’ve also never been good with descriptive words.

July 13th

My friend, an aspiring writer, made a poem about his own experience with pushing content on the interwebs. I asked if it was okay if I turn it into a lyric for a song, and he accepted my offer. I wasn’t able to make progress on the original lyrics, since I forgot it at my house.

word by XTestament.

 

July 14th

I decided to make progress with the collaboration work(I’m collaborating with Jared) rather than working solo. I’ll need more experience with writing to come up with creative words, which is not enough time for me to explore them in this class. I worked on organizing the lyrics I transcribed from the poem. below are the lyrics I’ve rearranged so far.

 

[Intro]

everybody is shallow

is it rude to seek a bravo?

[Verse]

easy to see which fills others with glee

a flip of a screen

seeing that which you wanted to be

boring an left unseen

off to see who next shall entertain

wish not to remain, which that is plain

nose dive in, and maybe you’ll see

have we become so hollow?

run from bitter pills to swallow

nose dive in, and maybe you’ll see

nose dive in, and maybe you’ll see

[Pre]

flick of a finger

they no longer linger

[Chorus]

remaining song of a dying swan

left behind their final decree

have we become so hollow?

run from bitter pills to swallow

[Verse]

easy to see which fills others with glee

a flip of a screen

seeing that which you wanted to be

boring an left unseen

[Pre]

flick of a finger

they no longer linger

[Chorus]

remaining song of a dying swan

left behind their final decree

have we become so hollow?

run from bitter pills to swallow

[Bridge]

finding a place to truly remain

always unsure, we’re slowly going insane

finding a place to truly remain

always unsure, don’t think I can maintain

[Chorus]

remaining song of a dying swan

left behind their final decree

have we become so hollow?

run from bitter pills to swallow

 

July 15th

yesterday, I wrote lyrics during my free time (this is separate from everything else I’ve been working on). Today I reflected on what I’ve written and edited some areas.

I also don’t think I’ll be hitting my goal by the time I’ve set it, but I’ve also discovered a new method for me to redirect my creativity towards, which I think is better for me overall.

 

Dealt a bad hand from the start
Messy and disjointed, like abstract art
You whisper, “Treat me like a princess”
Should’ve paid attention to your price tag
You’re not one with much consciousness  Push down, shatter any hint of consciousness
Nineteen-year-old hag, what color is your flag?
Queen of thorns and daggers, you’ve got amazing aim
Do you not even feel any sense of shame?
Sixth to fall down the same pit   Sixth to be dragged down the same pit
Don’t mind pushing people off for your own gain
Ego too high to admit
Sympathy, charity, [popularity,] don’t mind other’s pain
(new) Desecrate my name
life isn’t a video game
it has a consequence
You flourish in the victim’s role
What a fucking ugly mole
I am glad you’re here
Take a breath, cry in my arms
Life doesn’t have to be grandeur

July 19th

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