Are You Talking to Me? Using Conversation in Lyrics

Whenever songwriters use ordinary conversation in lyrics, the song quickly becomes very direct and very personal. It’s a profoundly effective technique, despite its simplicity. Conversational lyrics allows a songwriter to speak one-on-one to the listener, who almost takes on the role of a close confidante, rather than a cog in the wheel of a mass audience. And it creates a powerful emotional connection. Just ask Adele.

Jul 3, 2018