I replied to Sean Hannifin that song lyrics should stand on their own.
Writing song lyrics is a schizoid exercise because you sort of write from the heart but you are also trying to entertain the listener and are constantly playing with the intent of your words. I guess you also do this with music to a certain degree but it's very different. There is a manipulative cleverness about it that sort of bothers me. I guess that is why they call it a craft and not an art.
Here are the first lyrics I've written in twenty years. The music was a short musical number sung by a heart broken young woman that I posted a while back. I hope these words say something without musical back up.
Where Went All The Love
Where, where went all the love
the love that broke my heart
and left me crying
When, when will I find love
love to fill my heart
and I'm smiling
Oh, I know that I must be strong
But please, please love come again
I feel so all alone
Love, love will sing again
sing a lovely song