V1 – There are a lot of ways men can mess up with women and I hope I’m doing OK.
CHORUS – I must be doing something right because you are giving me feedback that says I’m doing well.
V2 – Show me what you like. I’ll do anything to please you.
Once we knew what we wanted to say, we just had to make the story interesting and make it rhyme.
Choose a strong idea with lots of possibilities. It’s much easier to write a hit from a great idea than it is from a weak one. And, it’s better to have lots of options for directions you could take an idea than to have very limited options.
Don’t settle for weak rhyming lines. Time and time again, I critique songs that have a great line
followed by a weak line that rhymes with it. Keep working until your rhyming lines are as good or better than the original line.
Read your lyric aloud as if reading a letter. If you pay close attention as you read you can often catch mistakes on the fly or find pieces that won’t make sense to the listener. Just read it like “Dear Amy, a woman is a mystery, a man just can’t understand…”. You’ll be amazed at what you can catch with this trick!