Between July 4th and October 1st there’ll be monthly/weekly challenges, mini-challenges, and skirmishes galore. Nevertheless, at those moments when the creative well seems to dry up, below are a few ideas to help keep you kicking butt.
We have the amazing 'Muse Tools' here on the site (accessed via the menu bar at the top of this page) of course, but the links below are fun additions.
Leon's Random Generators can be useful for extra-zany stuff (including band names).
GoogleTranslate comes into its own with surreal lyrics arising 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.
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.
My two favourite sites for inspiration (mainly for an ironic/quirky twist) are:
Many other sites can generate ideas, or simply be an amusing diversion from the hard slog of creating something unique and awesome from scratch.
And from [@t.c.elliott]'s FB page:
Might stimulate some songs, especially if you combine them with another of the suggestions.
Here's another fun tool (WordPalette) mentioned by @thisisbeckyw. You'll find the app here (it's free).https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordpalette-experimental-creative/id995679850?mt=8
If anyone uses the app, post a link here, and tag the lyric/song #wordpalette.
And from @tsunamidaily
And there's InspiroBot (mentioned elsewhere by @yam655). It randomly generates largely surrealistic 'inspirational quotes' that can be turned into an inspired lyric, song, or instrumental.
And not to forget a Gargoyle Name Generator.
Feel free to add other entertaining lyric-generating sites or ideas.
If you use any of the above tools, be sure to post your lyric/song here.