For many songwriters, the music and lyrics don’t come out at the same time.
You may have amazing lyrics but no music, or powerful music but no words.
When you have one piece of the puzzle don’t settle for a “so so” other half.
When those lyrics are matched to the perfect music, it is truly powerful.
The words suddenly come alive, and that’s how you know you’ve found the other piece.
Many times I’ve seen, either in myself or in other songwriters, what would be a great song, a memorable song, but one piece is a bit off.
Don’t try to put two pieces together that don’t really fit.
Keep revising until that puzzle is a complete and clear picture.