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The Art of Lyrics with Fiction Writer Ryan Ruff Smith

In this episode, Ryan Ruff Smith and I talk about a bunch of lyric-writing techniques, including seeing the big picture, using subtext, writing as a character, and focusing your song ideas.

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For Ryan’s solo EP, visit his Bandcamp page. You can find his band’s music at SpencerMcGillicutty.com.

Episode Playlist

  • 1:15 & 26:25 – “Everything Seemed To Happen At Once” – Ryan Ruff Smith (Everything Seemed To Happen At Once, 2012)
  • 2:05 – “Once A Man, Two Times A Muppet” – Ryan Ruff Smith (2012)
  • 11:56 – “Dear Abbess” – Spencer McGillicutty (Spencer McGillicutty, 2006)
  • 19:02 – “Used To Think” – Spencer McGillicutty (2012)
  • 27:33 – “Are You Lonely” – Ryan Ruff Smith (Everything Seemed To Happen At Once, 2012)
  • 29:14 – “In Somebody’s Dreams” – Ryan Ruff Smith (Everything Seemed To Happen At Once, 2012)
  • 30:32 – “Let’s Get Out Of Here” – Ryan Ruff Smith (Everything Seemed To Happen At Once, 2012)

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