Can words set the romantic chords vibrating in your sweetheart? Would your sweetheart cherish passionate words like:
Unforgettable, that’s what you are,
Unforgettable, tho’ near or far.
Like a song of love that clings to me,
How the thought of you does things to me,
Never before has someone been more… Unforgettable
Hearing a song like “Unforgettable” by Irving Gordon, we might think those words easily work together. They communicate romance in a natural flow of words.
What we may not realize is how much time went into crafting the words of that song. How many hours were spent toying with ideas, phrases and individual words.
Lyrics may start with a simple idea like “you’re unforgettable”. The idea is impactful, but those bare words don’t move you. Then they add another phrase or two.
The work continues.
Hours stretch into months of pushing and pulling words, throwing out and adding in others, mixing and rearranging phrases, verses and ideas. The lyricist may have to leave the song to incubate on its own before continuing the labor.
And then words and music come together in the natural order of a song which moves you.
If your sweetheart prefers to be romanced with words, invest time and energy to combine words into romantic thoughts for your sweetheart. It’s OK to borrow ideas from others. Let them guide you and spark verbal ideas to romance your sweetheart.
It may not be easy to find words to romance your sweetheart but I want to encourage you. No matter your skills, you may have to play with words, toy with ideas and rearrange thoughts into a romantic message for your sweetheart. It’ll take determination and may require concentrated effort.
All of the time will be worth it when your sweetheart responds with a melted heart in that special way. Robert
BTW, if you think it’s tough for musical lyricists, ask any writer: J.K. Rowling, Harry Turtledove, Danielle Steel, Ken Follett.