Songwriting Day Day 7

What is the MESSAGE of a song?

  • the big idea or lesson the song teaches

Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara

[Verse 1]
She just wants to be beautiful
She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits
She craves attention, she praises an image
She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor
Oh, she don’t see the light that’s shining
Deeper than the eyes can find it
Maybe we have made her blind
So she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away
Cause covergirls don’t cry after their face is made

[Chorus]
But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing
The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Oh, oh, oh
Oh-oh, oh, oh
And you don’t have to change a thing
The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

What is the message?

Beauty In the World by Macy Gray

I know you’re fed up
But life don’t let up for us
All they talk about is
What is going down?
Whats been messed up for us?
When I look around I see blue skies
I see butterflies for us

Listen to the sound and lose it
Its sweet music and dance with me
There is beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Always beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Shake your booty boys and girls for the beauty in the world
Pick your diamond pick your pearl there is beauty in the world
All together now

What is the message?

Stand In the Light by Jordan Smith

[Intro]
Stand in the light and be seen as we are

[Verse 1]
Didn’t I tell you I hear what you say
Never look back as you’re walking away
Carry the music, the memories and keep them inside
You laugh every day
Don’t stop those tears from falling down

[Chorus]
This is who I am inside
This is who I am, I’m not gonna hide
Cause the greatest risk we’ll ever take is by far
To stand in the light and be seen as we are
So stand in the light and be seen as we are

What is the message?

One Man Can Change the World by Big Sean featuring John Legend and Kanye West

[Intro: Big Sean]
They used to tell me, used to tell me

[Hook: Big Sean]
I hope you learn to make it on your own
And if you love yourself, just know you’ll never be alone
I hope that you get everything you want and that you chose
I hope that it’s the realest thing that you ever know
Hope you get the pretty girls that’s pretty at everything
Million dollar cribs, havin’ million dollar dreams
And when you get it all, just remember one thing
Remember one thing, that one man could change the world
That one man could change the world

[Verse 1: Big Sean]
All I, all I wanted was a hundred million dollars and a bad chick
Imagined this so much, some nights it felt like that I had it
Back on the mattress, starin’ at the ceilin’ tryna connect the dots
But it’s hard makin’ those attachments
I’m talkin’ dreamin’ so hard, some nights it felt like draft day
You know? My – my step brother used to flip them bags
Outside the crib like it was trash day
No Kim K, but he bagged yay (Ye)
But when you’re gettin’ fast money, slow down, don’t crash
With all the drive in the world, swear you still need gas
Look, think about it, close your eyes, dream about it
Tell your team about it, go make million dollar schemes about it
Success is on the way, I feel it in the distance
Used to look up at the stars
And be like, “Ain’t too much that’s different”
I be shinin’, they be shinin’, get your one shot, don’t you miss it
What you know bout’ wakin’ up every day like you on a mission?

What is the message?