Songwriting Tip: This one’s especially for you vocalists out there (heeeey!).
If you’re feeling stressed out trying to write lyrics, and the only place you find yourself getting is real cliched/beating your head against a wall from the idiocy spewing forth from your pen, put. down. the. pen.
For the love of god, put it down. Now go outside, take a walk. Put on a Pandora station of instrumental-only music. Yes I am serious. I find that when I listen to instrumental music, it frees up my ears from attaching to the vocals and words, as I am wont to do as a singer. This allows my brain to breathe, and hear things in a different way than they normally would.