LYRICISTS: Fun - even useful - tools to tempt the Muse!

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Below are several ideas to help kick-start - or kick-finish - this year's 50-90 for you. Smile

They're not meant to replace the 'usual' sorts of creative inspiration/motivation. But often it's just plain fun to peek into the 'alternative' tool-box.

We of course have the amazing 'Muse Tools' right here on the site (accessed via 'Tools' in the above toolbar).

Here's a relatively new site geared to helping find the right rhyming words.
http://www.leerics.com.
Ultra simple to use. (***Hmmm. The creator of the site appears to have removed it. What a pity. )

Leon's Random Generators can be useful for extra-zany stuff (including band names).
http://www.leonatkinson.com/random/index.php/translate.html

GoogleTranslate comes into its own with surreal lyrics resulting from multiple translations from the English and then back into English (e.g. English>Korean>French>Hungarian>Swahili>English). The final result - or lines from it - can be shaped into something profound or hilarious, or both.
http://translate.google.com

Into Goth poetry/lyrics? Try 'The Goth-O-Matic Poetry Generator'. This is basically 'paint by numbers'; the results are seriously dark (and thus very funny). Tongue in cheek for sure. But who knows... An image or two could generate something monumental.
http://www.deadlounge.com/poetry/created.html

Two sites for inspiration (mainly for an ironic/quirky twist) are:
http://www.dearoldlove.com
http://www.postsecret.com

Many other sites can generate ideas (or simply be an amusing diversion from the hard slog of drumming up something unique and awesome).

http://www.song-lyrics-generator.org.uk/

The Wille-Hoopshank Songwriting Challenge Generator
http://www.paulturrell.com/challenge/
Mentioned by @andygetch a couple of challenges ago, 

for a lyric word mash-up a mesostic poem generator is fun.
http://cotttn.com/apps/meso/

He also says that similar fun is a N+7 poem generator that replaces each noun with the seventh one following it in the dictionary.
http://www.spoonbill.org/n+7/

And @bithprod recommends pasting a couple of well-known lyric lines into http://ackuna.com/badtranslator and see where it takes you.

Other sites mentioned by FAWMers and 50-90ers include:
http://www.song-lyrics-generator.org.uk/ @writeandwrong
http://www.chaoticshiny.com @halfwalk
http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/ @elainedimasi

Also from @andygetch
http://thewritersresourcesite.blogspot.com/2011/08/idea-generators.html
http://www.generatorland.com/gloriginals.aspx
http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-writ.php
http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=songchallenge
poem generators

Here are a few suggested earlier by @johnstaples on the FAWM Facebook page.
http://acid42.com/songnamegenerator/
http://morrisseysongtitlegenerator.com
http://writerbot.com
http://fantasynamegenerators.com
http://learnhowtowritesongs.com/random-song-title-generator/
https://www.vfiles.com/ldrgenerator
http://www.returntothepit.com/bullshit.php

And from @t.c.elliot's FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/TheAlmostDailyWritingPrompt

http://sfjukebox.org/fights?random @yam655

From @miltz
Take some text (maybe generated, maybe your own, maybe mix and match) and feed it to this:
http://www.mundoblaineo.org/cut_up_machine.htm

From @heuristics
http://heuristicsinc.com/sfgen.shtml
Might stimulate some songs, especially if you combine them with another of the suggestions.

From @larry
A yoda-speak generator.
http://funtranslations.com/yoda

Be sure to add other sites or ideas to this list.

And if you end up writing a lyric or song on the basis of one - or more - of the above tools, don't forget to mention the link in your liner notes.

Wow!!!! Thanks so much for the extensive list here...
I for one plan on checking them out...
Nice share!!

Hope you get some use out of it, @Cynthia Wolff. Wink If nothing else, give the Goth-O-Matic Poetry Generator a go. Some results will be hilarious in their over-the-topness. Wink But you can always use bits and pieces as a launching pad for something more…ummm…credible.

@Donna Devine thanks for keeping track of so many resources for us!!!

This will be a great resource for all of us!! Thank you, Donna Smile

Thanks @Donna Devine, this is a great collection of resources Smile

Here's another fun tool (WordPalette) first mentioned by @thisisbeckyw.
I couldn't resist downloading it, and have posted my first attempt (I also referred to our very own titular tool).
You'll find the app here (it's free).
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordpalette-experimental-creative/id995679850?mt=8

Here's the lyric.
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/18481

If anyone else uses the app, please post a link here, and tag the lyric/song #wordpalette.

don't forget this one!

http://jamesharris.design/periodic/