I would love to have the ability to write songs. I am pretty good with words, and can make up funny songs on the fly. But to write a serious song just baffles me . It becomes sappy and cliched very fast. For those of you write, do you actually set down and work out a song based on a premise or do you get a line in your head and build on that.... I have quite a few bits and pieces of songs and have no idea how to finish them. I would love to do a set of originals at my shows. I have 2 that I do, one serious and one funny.bI have 3 or 4 more that I COULD do if I polished up my performance of them but thats it... and only 2 of em I think are really good. ANY tips would be appreciated.