has anyone ever written lyrics that tell a cool story but trying to get them to work as a melodic vocal line is impossible? i guess that being a writer i'm sort of a frustrated librettist, but it seems like something should work! i was listening to something i recorded awhile back and the music was cool and the lyrics were cool but mixing the two ruined both (at least imo). you'll notice i don't include death vocals, since you can usually pop those in pretty much anywhere and they'll work, probably due to all the overtones. i was just wondering what everyone's thoughts were about how to write melodies for lyrics. or do you never write a lyric before the melody line?