work on your lyrics

je-ss-i-ca  asked:

Hello! I love your work I read it all the time! I wanted to take this opportunity of asking for a Song Drabble if that is ok. I would like number 12 with Draco, again if that's alright. Thank you!

Awww Thank you! I’m glad you like it! Anyways of course you can request it! So here it is. The song is StopRewind by Nathan Sharp.
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      Draco watched as your breathing slowly became even. Your beautiful eyes were now closed and a small smile graced your face. He let out a sigh wondering what he ever did to deserve you. The one girl who happened to like him for him. Not for his status or his fortune, but because you truly liked him. He ran a hand through your hair trying to ignore the uneasy in him.

       He didn’t deserve you in the slightest. At least, that’s what he always told himself. He always thought he needed to end it. That it would be better if you went with someone else. He wasn’t that special. Heck that dumb Potter would be better for you. Tears filled his eyes as his mind bombarded him with the awful things he’s done over these years.

        He tries to wipe them away before any fell on your sleeping form. He didn’t want to wake you with his idiotic problems. But some tears still escaped, they fell across your face making you open your eyes.

         Your worry was evident on your face as you sat up putting your hands on his cheeks. You gently wiped away some of his tears and frowned slightly. “Draco, what’s wrong? Did I do something wrong?”

         Draco closed his eyes forcing a chuckle. “Nothing (Y/n). Just go back to sleep…” He tried to keep himself from trembling and wished the aching in his chest would stop. You scanned his face letting out a small sigh. “Draco what’s wrong?”

         Draco opened his eyes trying to ignore the burn of unshed tears. He wanted to lie. He wanted to tell you that you had nothing to worry about. But looking at your face, seeing how worried you were for him. He couldn’t do it. “What do you even see in me?”

         You blinked slightly seeming confused by his question. “What do you mean Draco?” Draco felt a searing pain in his chest that seemed to close his throat. He didn’t want to say anything. He wanted to keep his mouth close.
“Why did you choose me? There’s plenty of other suitors who are better than me! What did you see in me,” He choked out. Tears trailed down his face. His stomach churned uneasily as you frowned.

          You pulled Draco close. You wrapped your arms around him as his body shuddered and shook. “Draco… I chose you cause there’s more to you than what you think,” You mumbled quietly. You ran your hands through his hair making him shake even more. “Draco you were raised to be a certain way and you do act that way. But when you open up you are so much better than that.”
Draco listened to your words. His tears slowly stopping as butterflies emerged in his stomach. “Your sweet and protective. You just love your family enough to do as they ask,” you said before pulling away. You smiled slightly brushing a strand of hair from his face. “That’s why I love you Draco Malfoy.”

          You had said those words plenty of times. But for the first time, Draco let those words sink in. He let himself feel happy by your words. For the first time, he smiled and replied,“I love you too…”

unconventional study tips

- buy yourself new stationery: i get so excited about using new pens that i don’t mind writing that essay i’ve been putting off for days

- use a playlist as a study timer: have a selection of instrumentals and songs with lyrics. take a break everytime a song with lyrics comes on and work during the instrumentals

- make your study space smell fresh: mint and lemon tend to be good options

- write down how much time you spend studying for a test and then the grade you got: then you can figure out how time you really need to spend to get a good grade. this will help you use your time more effectively

- spend your study breaks showering or exercising for about 30 mins: then come back fresh and quickly review what you have learned. this will help the information sink in

- don’t always study in comfy clothes or pyjamas: do your hair or makeup if you want too. this will put you in ‘get shit done’ mode

- record yourself explaining topics you’ve just studied: explaining/teaching topics helps you learn so much better, and you also have a little video to review before tests

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All Too Well (M) | Pt. 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Epilogue

Summary: You and Yoongi shared a loving relationship with one another until you both agreed to end things and pursue your separate careers. But two years later, Yoongi is a member of the ever growing Bangtan Boys, and you are a new makeup artist for their upcoming tour.
Pairing: Yoongi | Reader
Genre: Fluff/Angst/Smut; Idol & Makeup Artist AU
Word Count: 6,061
Author’s Note: I always wanted to try my hand on a Yoongi chapter story, and then I saw this prompt on tumblr and decided to go with it. I also want to note up ahead that I’m not super familiar with how the recruiting process for Kpop groups go and my knowledge only extends to really quick skims of articles just to get the basis. Regardless, I hope I can get to more parts, so let me know what you think.

also idk if this should be considered a prologue or a part 1 but oh well im just leaving it as part 1

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You suppose that it all starts and ends with a letter.

Dear Mr. Min Yoongi,” Your boyfriend reads across the kitchen counter, fingers curling tightly around the paper in his hands, eyes blown wide with a gaze depicting such rare intensity that you’ve actually stopped fixing your morning coffee just to catch a sight of his expression. You can’t entirely place the feeling weighing itself into your stomach, so you settle with staring at him and trying to keep your own facial features as neutral as possible. “We are pleased to inform you that you have passed the final audition at our label and therefore are officially recruited into our newest group Bangtan Boys. You are going to be one of seven other boys joining our label as trainees and we are excited to finally bring everyone together to prepare for debut. Although training won’t officially start until next week, we ask that you come to the studio tomorrow morning to meet the other members as well as be prepped on our expectations and scheduling. We wish to congratulate you on your hard work and look forward to getting to know you more in the coming years. Sincerely, Big Hit Studios.”

When Yoongi doesn’t react immediately to the positive news, you flicker your gaze up to study him. His eyes, once again, are scanning the paper, quicker and quicker with each line as if he didn’t read it or hear it correctly the first time around. His eyes have grown to the size of saucers at this point, and you would have thought him to be a statue had it not been for the rather loud inhales and exhales coming from the boy. The sight itself would have been rather comical had it not been for the context behind the stare.

So you try for a gentle smile, leaning a little on the counter to try and further gauge his expression. “Yoongi?” You inquire softly, reaching a hand across the space to run your hand along his shoulder blade. “Baby, are you alright?”

Yoongi blinks, snapping himself out of his trance as he shifts his gaze from the letter to you, back to the letter, and back to you. “I did it?” He whispers, the statement sounding more like a question above anything else and you find your lips curling up into a fond smile in light of Yoongi’s confusion—even though he was the one to read the letter multiple times, running over the words in his own mind repeatedly.

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Well..I wanted to finish this in time for @milasaraweek but I failed miserably with my time schedule XD 

The lyrics are from a cheeky electropop song [Jenny by Studio Killers] that I heard once by chance but..you know how that kind of songs works…they get stuck in your head for ages and sometimes the lyrics are just on point and perfect for your favourite yuri YOI couple :P 

I hope you will like it…this ship needs more love! <3  

Uh and by the way I love to call this ship Salami, I know it’s wrong as it’s Sara and not Sala, but it’s funnier :P

Tips for Fighting Writer’s Block.
  1. When you struggle with finding your voice or a source of inspiration, reading can help motivate you to write. Go for your comfort read or perhaps a new book you’ve been wanting to read but haven’t gotten around to. 
  2. Watching movies can give you the same inspiration as reading does. The dialogue and scenery could spark some ideas for you or challenge yourself to mentally write the scene.
  3. Take on some writing prompts. Sometimes we just need a helping hand. Write World provides writers with all kinds of different ways to get the creative juices flowing from sentence prompts, picture prompts, and music prompts.
  4. Listen to a playlist that isn’t your own. If you can’t work with lyrical music or music at all, search for a nature playlist, one with the natural sounds of the world like rain falling or waves splashing. You can listen to our playlists here.
  5. Draw something. Doodle things at random or draw out a character you’ve always had in mind or even a new one. It doesn’t matter if you’re good but it’s always best to be inspiring. 
  6. Pamper yourself. Self care is always important it’s the best way to really give yourself a break. Do your nails, take a shower, take a nap, practice some yoga, do your hair, go for a jog.
  7. Clean your room. Change your linens, dust the corners, rearrange some furniture to give yourself the feeling of a brand new space.
  8. Clean your work space. If you’re like me, you find it hard to be productive in a messy work space. Spend a few minutes organizing your desk and I guarantee you’ll feel a bit better about tackling your writer’s block. Arrange your notebooks, pens, maybe even add a special touch like a small vase of handpicked flowers or a candle for some aroma therapy as you write.
  9. Change your environment. Visit the local coffee shop or a quiet park for a change of scenery when you write.
  10. Keep a small notebook with you to help you think up character profiles and jot your ideas down at random. 
  11. Play video games. Take your mind off writing and play a video game with a fantastic story and wonderful characters. This can help inspire you to create your own.
  12. Bounce ideas with a writer friend. Nothing is better than sitting down with someone who shares the same interest as you and being able to share ideas with them and provide constructive and beneficial feedback.
  13. Write. Simply write. Write the first thing that comes to mind and allow yourself to be a little messy. Don’t worry about your grammar or punctuation, remember you can always revise later. Continue writing for a half hour before allowing yourself to stop and revise. Set a goal of maybe 250 or 500 words (1,000 words if you’re really feeling committed) and write until you’ve reached that goal, take a break, and then continue writing. Sometimes setting a deadline for ourselves can be extremely helpful.
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the shining after glow gently caught my eyes, with someone’s smiling face hidden deep inside.

as the time is passing by, we find the strength inside. the beautiful lies are not so hard to tell as before, and in the past, I’ve had to taste so many different pains. you’re fading away…

                                                                                              g l o w

I don’t think a lot of people understand the effort that goes into songwriting. There’s lyricism, putting those lyrics to a melody, putting that melody in a score, giving that score extra sound effects and beats at just the right moment for the effect you want, and all of those processes are time consuming and emotionally draining. You’ll spend hours combing through hundreds of songs you’ve written trashing 90% of your work just in the lyrical phase even if it’s good bc it’s not good enough and you’ll spend days making sure that melody is catchy but not annoying, conveys the emotions you’re trying to express, if you plan on singing it yourself you’ll make sure it’s in your range and compliments your voice, is it unique enough without being weird? Is it strong? Should it be strong? Could it be better? How can you make it better? Is this the best it can be or should I spend a couple more days working on it? And after that you have to write accompaniment. What instrument should you put it on? Can you add more instruments? Do you know anyone who can play some of these instruments while you perform/record/whatever you’re doing with it bc you can only play one thing at a time. What chords go with the melody? How can you make those chords more interesting to listen to? Is this really the best I can do? Could it use backup vocals? Who would back me up? Is that too much? Does it still convey the emotion you were going for? There’s a ton to think about. It’s an incredibly time consuming process and sometimes after going through all of it you still end up scrapping it. You don’t even know if any of your work will be seen. Ever. You then work insanely hard to find someone to record it for you (or save up money for your own equipment and find yourself a room and fix up that room to suit your needs, which also costs time and money) and hope and pray people like it if you ever get it out into the public eye. Bc after all the work you went through you still can’t make people listen you still can’t make people like it. Songwriters deserve more respect than being written off as lazy, privileged people who get payed way more than they deserve.

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THIS guy,,,

For A Reason

Woozi “Don’t Listen in Secret” Songfic

Word Count: 2448

Genre: Angst 


open this by yourself at home. -yjh

The box in your hand suddenly felt like it weighed two tons as the six words on the sticky note sent a flurry of emotions and thoughts running through your head. You only knew one person with the initials YJH and you hadn’t interacted with him in any way for months.

You and Jeonghan had been extremely close before and he was the brother you’d never had, but you’d cut off contact with him and all his bandmates after you broke up with their shining Vocal Team leader, Woozi, last September. To be completely honest, you’d officially cut out everything other than work after the break up.

While you’d valued your relationship with the boys of Seventeen and your few other friends, the break up showed you that you didn’t value them as much as you thought you did. You discovered that working in an industry where your future was never certain meant that you had to put your career above anything else, and so did they. It was a wonder your relationship lasted as long as it did now that you looked back on it.

“Let’s go,” your manager’s voice called, saving you from the trip down memory lane that you really didn’t need in the middle of promotions. You tucked the box into your bag which you slung over your shoulder before you followed your manager out of the building and into the car for the ride to the broadcasting station.

It wasn’t until six hours later that you finally had some time to yourself. You wandered into an empty practice room and sat down to open the box that’d been in the back of your mind all day. You gently pried the lid off of the small box to find a single USB inside with another sticky note attached to it.

thought you should hear this… -yjh (PS we all miss you)

You tried to ignore the last few words on the sticky note and pulled the USB out of the box. Your hands repeatedly turned the USB over as you contemplated looking into its contents. However, curiosity got the best of you and you went to grab your laptop, trusting that Jeonghan’s would be true and that this was something you needed to hear.

The USB turned out to hold nothing but a single file titled track21_guide.mp3 that was 3:57 seconds long. Jeonghan had sent you a song and you’d be willing to bet money that it was a song Woozi wrote. Did you really want to listen to the track?

It’d been about two months since the break up and that time had been one where you’d thrown yourself into work once again. You’d definitely thought about Woozi and reminisced a few times, but what good was it to stir up old feelings again. The complicated feelings that a relationship brought had no place in your busy life in the middle of your promotions and you didn’t need anything to ruin that. Yet, you trusted Jeonghan, even after a while without contact and you knew he only wanted the best for you and you made up your mind to give the track a listen despite not knowing what to expect.

Taking a deep breath, you hit play and a simple piano melody started escaping your laptop. The track wasn’t complex, just a single piano so far, but it set the mood and grabbed your attention with the first few measures. The notes and chords were calm and soothing, but at the same time they were so melancholy. This wasn’t like anything you’d heard from Woozi before, but before you had the time to be surprised about the new music style, his voice spread through the room.

“We’re growing apart, then we just need to hold on
All I needed to do was hold on so we wouldn’t grow apart”

And it hit you.

Jeonghan thought you needed to hear this for a reason and now you knew why. You were only about 30 seconds into the song, but you knew. This song was about Woozi and you.

Whether he wrote it for you or not, it was still about the two of you.

Woozi always had a way with words and the realization hit you in the face once again in those few seconds. Somehow, Woozi had summed up your relationship, and everything that went wrong with it, in those few words.

At the time, you’d felt so many emotions and it had all been so complicated in your head, but listening to Woozi’s voice, you realized it’d been that simple all along - neither of you fought to hold on.

His voice continued to flow out of your laptop’s speakers and your mind threatened to take you back in time to relive the memories of your relationship and the break up.

“We should break up.” The words you’d thought about for the last month left your lips as you stared at his back from your spot on the couch behind him. You’d been sitting there in silence since you walked into the studio and you needed to say something.

“We should,” were the words that left his mouth as his eyes finally left the monitor in front of him and he turned around in his swivel chair to face you. There were bags under his eyes from lack of sleep and you could see the hint of stubble starting to grow in, signaling to you that he hadn’t gone back to the dorm last night. His face was covered in signs of all nighters like it had been the last few times you’d seen him.

You thought back and the last time you could remember his face being cleanly shaved and fully rested was the day he’d been on a V-Live two weeks ago. Since then, he’d locked himself in the studio every day and went home at 9am for a two hour nap and shower before coming right back. He was dedicated to his work and he was going all in like he always did. The sleepless, and probably also foodless, nights weren’t new to him and this fact wasn’t new to you either. In fact, his dedication to his craft was one of the reasons you fell for him.

You’d fallen in love with the person that was willing to give up sleep to create better music not only for himself, but for his teammates and fans. You fell in love with the person in love with his job. You fell in love with the person who stepped up to responsibility and not away from it, even if he felt burdened by it, because he was doing it for people he treasured. You fell for the person who put that work before himself. His selfless dedication to his work was one of the biggest reasons you fell in love, and now it was one of the biggest reasons you knew you had to break up with him.

His work was always going to be first for him. The sheer number of fans and teammates expecting that of him along with his sense of responsibility guaranteed that. You would always be number two on his list of priorities.

But you couldn’t blame him since you were the same way.

In the last month, you’d had one date with him and while you weren’t expecting daily meetups with both your busy careers, this wasn’t what you wanted out of a romantic relationship. The date had been at the cafe by your company building and had been cut short when you’d gotten the call to practice. The two of you had promised to reschedule before parting ways, and yet, that never happened.

Neither of you reached out to reschedule and both of you focused on your work because that was  reality. As much as you enjoyed your times together, your careers always came first. You were thrown into TV appearances and music shows while he was thrown into the recording booth for hours on end.

Sure thoughts of him roamed your mind in between broadcasts or in car rides to the company building after schedules, but you never pulled out your phone to tell him you’d thought of him and instead used the time to practice your song one more time or sleep that extra ten minutes to build up energy for the recording you had in half an hour. You loved him and he knew it. There was no need to constantly tell him when you were both busy with your lives. Anything to solidify your future and relevance for one more day seemed so much more crucial than talking to your boyfriend for an extra two minutes. Coming up with one more imitation of another a cartoon produced more tangible results than another “did you eat?” text to your boyfriend.

You didn’t know when this sort of mindset first set in, but it was there and one day, you noticed that Woozi wasn’t in your frequently contacted list anymore and that your last real conversation about anything other than work had been a week ago when he’d told you about Mingyu’s need to beat him at PES at least once and you’d told him about your manager’s obsession with PES in return. The last time you’d seen him had been in his studio as well and you’d just sat in his studio writing your lyrics as he worked on the Seventeen album, the two of you in silence the whole time and the only interaction that day being a distracted hug goodbye.

And that was when you realized it - your relationship wasn’t a relationship anymore.

Well, it was.

But at the same time, it wasn’t.

Something wasn’t right and you knew exactly what it was - and you didn’t know what to make of it. It felt weird to think about breaking up with a man you hadn’t fallen out of love with, but staying in a relationship that wasn’t a priority and just a relationship in name felt just as weird.  Hearing him agree with the words that came out of your mouth, you knew he’d recognized it too. The only problem was that neither of you were willing to change the order of your priorities. The work that gratified thousands, even millions of people would always come before your personal life. That was the life you’d chosen when you decided to be an idol as a career and there was no going back.

It wasn’t an issue of wanting to break up, but a case where you should break up.

And maybe that was worse, but that had been it. You’d experienced the world’s most anticlimactic breakup. There’d been no shouting and no tears, just a mutual understanding that it didn’t logically add up to continue - simple as that. Not much had changed after the breakup other than you slowly losing contact with him and his bandmates completely as you continued to focus on your career and not a tear had been shed over him throughout that time.

You still loved him.

That was a weird thought to think about since you seemed to love work more, but that sentence was never untrue. You still loved him.

You still admired his leadership and found his eye smile adorable whenever you saw it on tv. His name was still the first thing that came to mind whenever you saw anyone spinning a pen in their hands. You still had his number memorized by heart. Maybe to others being in love and not acting on it was a dumb thought, but to you it was the most logical decision and all you knew.

With that thought, you realized the music had turned off and the song had ended. The only thing you could recall from the song were the first two lines and you’d missed the rest in your thought tangent. Snapping out of your reverie, you shook your head and tried to gather your thoughts. Nothing had changed since then other than another album having been added to your discography as an idol. There was no need to get this invested into a random guide track.

Maybe you were reading too much into it. The person who didn’t have time to set up a date with you probably didn’t have time to write a song for you. Jeonghan was probably just being the swindler he is. This was probably just an album spoiler and his way of trying to get into contact with you again since he’d been the member you were closest with after Woozi.

Right?

But while those thoughts ran through your head, you knew deep down that they weren’t true. Jeonghan was too much of a worry wart to send you something like this for a reason as simple as that. This song was for you and you were supposed to hear it.

Realizing that you’d missed most of the song in your little flashback, you steeled yourself for whatever the song might bring and you hit replay, forcing yourself to pay attention to the lyrics this time around.

The beginning was the same and you felt the same unique and unnamable emotions wash over you again. Was it regret? Emptiness? Acceptance? You didn’t know what it was, but you could feel it.

The piano continued to be prevalent in the song as it progressed until it faded out and the drums came forward. You listened to the lyrics as the song progressed and with every word Woozi sang, your thoughts grew more jumbled as you tried to sort out your feelings and why he’d written this song. Every word in the song was tailored to you and knowing that fact only furthered your list of thoughts you didn’t need at 3AM before a music show.

“You have to hear this song.
Don’t listen to this song and act like you didn’t hear it.
Can you please come back if you hear my heart?”

Each lyric combined with the raw emotion in Woozi’s voice washed over you and asked one question of you - could you go back?

The temptation to answer that question with a yes was definitely there, but you knew the reality. The words in the first verse would always ring true - it’s not as easy as it sounds and the sad reality was that both your priorities remained the same.

You knew what your answer to Jeonghan’s unspoken question was and as the last notes of the song rang out through the room as you grabbed your phone to message him: It’s over for a reason.

Written by Admin Sea

concept: a reprise of “Stronger Than You” that Garnet sings to Jasper as she’s struggling with corruption called “Stronger Than This”

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first and last lines of every Belle and Sebastian studio album from 1996 to 2015 (because we’d all rather drag ourselves across the dance floor)
~ comments, suggestions, or corrections more than welcome ~

So I have an obsession with Captain America as Hamilton and Iron Man as Burr and the lyrics to “Your Obedient Servant” work so well with their characters that I had to make a Cap/Ham crossover wallpaper for my first one so yayyyy Hamilton/Marvel stuff!

Welcome to the 4th round of the Panic! At The Disco Creations Challenge!

I’m really excited to announce that Panic! At The Disco Creations Challenge is now open again! And this month theme is Song lyrics!

RULES:

  • Anyone can enter!
  • Entries include, but are not limited to: edits, fanart, gifsets, fanfic, lyric edits, audio edits, videos, basically any kind of original content! Get creative!
  • CONTENT MUST BE ORIGINAL. Photosets will be accepted as long as the photos have been edited in some way.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Reblog this post until May 1st.
  • Send us an ask saying “participating for May” (please note if you are participating from a side blog!)
  • Not required: follow this blog/track the tag #patdcc if you want to see what other participants post!

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Once the entry period is over, you will be sent an ask with your prompt for the month!
  • Your work must reflect the prompt and you cannot ask for a new one, that’s part of the challenge!
  • Be creative! Use whatever images, lyrics, or interpretations you’d like!
  • Post your work before the deadline of May 31st and list #patdcc in the first 5 tags.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted unless you message us first.

If you have any further questions, feel free to send an ask here!