'Show don't tell' is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics- lyrics that incorporate visual imaginary that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds - is often thought as of one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell out what the singer is thinking or feeling.
Instead, by using action or visual imagery, they 'show' a scene unfolding, and this allows the listener to surmise the singer's emotions. For example, let's look at a lyric that states . . . . Read More