Huw Williams of Melodica, Melody and Me explores the cross over between poetry and lyrics. Huw has also supplied an instrumental version of one of his songs. Our challenge is for you to write your own original song lyrics to go with this music!
We would like to unlock your inner songwriter by asking you to write new lyrics for a piece of music by Melodica, Melody and Me. You can listen to this music below.
Melodica, Melody and Me called this music Ode to Victor Jara, however we want you to take this piece of music and turn it into your own song. Choose your own title for the piece and write your own words, about whatever subject you wish.
While the original song was about Victor Jara we would like to encourage you to write lyrics on a new subject. In the interview, Huw from Melodica, Melody and Me, talked about using poems for inspiration; if you are stuck for ideas why not choose a favourite poem to help inspire your new song.
When writing your song it may help to listen to the Melodica, Melody and Me lyrics, you can listen to these below, but remember we’re asking for new lyrics which could be on any theme!
This challenge is now closed. Here are some fantastic earlier responses to the challenge, chosen as winners by Huw – they should give you an idea of the range of themes you could write about. If you enjoy doing this, you could try it with any song you like; why not experiment with giving a well-known or favourite song a completely different spin?
Published April, 2012