Originally posted by aiwass
If you play fast, agressive punk rock, I think it fits welll.
Still, look at bands like the Clash, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, or even Green Day (earlier stuff). They managed to play great punk music while not compromising their lyrics too much.
Just try to write about things that you think are important or interesting, or, OK, make a statement about relationships, but in a novel way, or talk about everyday things and relate them to relationships. For example, here's one of the most beautiful lyrics I have ever read, from the song "Miss Sarajevo" by U2. They're sung in Italian, mind you, but I'll give you the English translation, too:
Dici che il fiume
Trova la via al mare
E come il fiume
Giungerai a me
Oltre i confini
E le terre assetate
Dici che come fiume
E non so più pregare
E nell'amore non so più sperare
E quell'amore non so più aspettare
You say that the river
finds the way to the sea
And as the river
you'll come to me
Beyond the borders
and the thirsty lands
You say that as river
Love will come
And I cannot pray anymore
And I cannot hope in love anymore
And I cannot wait for love anymore
There are others that fit better with what I meant about using everyday things and connecting them to relationships, but this was the first thing that came to mind.
... and that's all I have to say about that.
[U]ALL[/U] generalizations are [U]WRONG[/U]