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Lyrics Writing Challenge #8 - The Pop Song

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john    1,420

Hi gang

 

A harder challenge than it first seems.

 

You are challenged to write a pop song... but, and there is usually a but, your record label has laid down some ground rules...

 

  • It has to be for a charity to be used as part of a cause based marketing campaign.
  • Your lyrics should use ABC form (also called verse-chorus-bridge form) OR one of ABC form derivatives.
  • You are writing for a target audience of teens, 15 - 19
  • You can pick the charity, but it would be good if it relates to the target age group

 

ABC form is the most common modern pop song form. You will find an article all about it in the Songstuff Songwriting Articles.

 

As a suggestion, love songs remain the most popular pop song topic.

 

Songs about one form of rebellion or another, and songs about partying and high emotion also remain popular

 

15 - 19 is at the more sophisticated end of teens, but it it is still fairly broad. These teens are more clued in, more worldly wise and like all teens, think they know it all, they are right and they are the first to break whatever rules are getting broken or breaking them in a more extreme way than ever before.

 

Cliches are allowed but, just like the real world, originality is preferred. :)

 

Have fun with it...!

 

Cheers

 

John


 

 
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chorus

Save the Children in the UK

Save the Children in the world

save a child thats a boy
save a child thats a girl
educate a child to elevate there mind today 
knowledge is a power that will  help fight on another day

 

verse 1
this disasters taking its storm

its flooded our whole town we really cant take it any more

we need to rebuild, but we cant because we are poor

we lack the finance for resource we need financial support 

help us build a new house help us build a new school

help me rebuild my home help me rebuild my mall

 

bridge

 

theirs a child in pain 
there is a child on the floor
wont you help save a child anymore

theirs a child south east a child west and north 

 

chorus

Save the Children in the UK

Save the Children in the world

save a child thats a boy
save a child thats a girl
educate a child to elevate there mind to the world 
knowledge is a power that will  help fight on another day

 

verse 2

a hungry child cant afford to eat

so they go hungry all o the week

they need nutrition not a meal

protect our children help them heal

we can spend 5 dollars on a dog treat

spend money and  not eat

we need to thhink about others and how there living is real

one action real simple can make you a hero

 

chorus

Save the Children in the UK

Save the Children in the world

save a child that's a boy
save a child that's a girl
educate a child to elevate there mind today 
knowledge is a power that will  help fight on another day

 

bridge

save a child be a hero

build a school buy a meal be a winner

you can make a big change your the diffrence

so can i were all the same were all children

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  • Whoa, ALO, you're speedy on the draw, I'm still in the "thinking about it stage" trying to figure out the charity and what would be of interest to the age group and considering the form for a pop song--I'd be dead by now if we were old western gunslingers.  Seems you met the criteria and speedy quick!
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