Quirky tools to tempt the lyrical Muse (-:

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In the three months of the 50-90, there’ll be challenges, mini-challenges, and skirmishes galore. Nevertheless, in those – possibly rare – moments when your creative well runs dry, below are a few ideas to keep you kicking butt.

We have the amazing 'MUSE TOOLS' right here on the site (accessed via 'Tools' on the MENU bar at the top of this page), but the links below are fun additions.

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.
https://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

Many other sites can generate ideas, or simply be an amusing diversion from the hard slog of creating something unique and awesome from scratch.
http://www.song-lyrics-generator.org.uk/
@AndyGetch also suggests a N+7 poem generator that replaces each noun with the seventh one following it in the dictionary.
http://www.spoonbill.org/n+7/
A prompt today suggested using letters from a word to create a title. Basically an anagram. This webpage generates all possible anagrams https://www.thewordfinder.com/anagram-solver/

@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/50-90ers (@writeandwrong, @halfwalk, [@elainedimas]) include:
http://www.song-lyrics-generator.org.uk/
http://www.chaoticshiny.com
http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/

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

A few suggested earlier by @johnstaples on the FAWM Facebook page.
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.elliott]'s FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/TheAlmostDailyWritingPrompt
http://acid42.com/songnamegenerator/ (link is external) (link is external)
http://morrisseysongtitlegenerator.com (link is external) (link is external)
http://writerbot.com (link is external) (link is external)

From @miltz
Take random text (either generated or 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
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
http://jamesharris.design/periodic/
Feel free to add other entertaining lyric-generating sites or ideas.
If you use any of the above tools, be sure to post a link to your lyric/song here.

From yam655
http://inspirobot.me/

IA’s fantastic BardCards
You can see/order them here.
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/bard-cards-first-set1

Marvsmooth suggests:
Check out a random Wikipedia page. (These can yield fun and surprising results.)

More recent ones. They generate lyric ideas that can launch you into some of your own:
http://BoredHumans.com
http://TheseLyricsDoNotExist.com

And another (mentioned by member ZsuZsaDoe. Wonderful source of inspiration.
http://www.asofterworld.com

From Candle.
Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies:
http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html (link is external)

Great for looking at a musical problem in a completely new light or getting your Muse to play a new game.
Feel free to add new tools. If you write something inspired by one of the tools, tag it ‘#quirky’ and post the link here.

Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies: http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html

Great for looking at a musical problem in a completely new light or getting your Muse to play a new game.

See You In The Shadows…

a prompt today suggested using letters from a word to create a title. Basically an anagram. This webpage generates all possible anagrams https://www.thewordfinder.com/anagram-solver/

Hey @Donna Devine, I just noticed the first three links you credited to me (listed below) are all gone now! Ah, such is the internet! Smile

http://acid42.com/songnamegenerator/ (link is external)
http://morrisseysongtitlegenerator.com (link is external)
http://writerbot.com (link is external)