0xxxafterglow 12 years ago There's a decent book by R. Rooksby (sp?) out there if you are a book-learner. Otherwise, listen to music you like and pay attention to the song structure (e.g. verse - prechorus - verse - chorus - verse - bridge - chorus). Even the amazing-phenomenal-wondrous-godly Velvet Underground started with three-chord songs. As for lyrics... write. A LOT. Write all the time. Write on the bus. Write on the subway. Write in the bathroom. Write while you're watching TV. I second Caitlinsdad's recommendation of a notebook. I prefer Moleskines (delicious paper to write on). Fill those suckas up!