David Schaefer

Song Lyric Enhancer

3 Reviews
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Schooled in creative writing from one of America's top programs, I'm skilled at elevating lyric sheets to deepen meaning, polish execution, and add that characteristic flare required in today's marketplace to make your words memorable, remarkable, and wholly irreplaceable.

If you're writing and releasing music, odds are you're a strong creative writer. Truth be told, however, strong writing doesn't cut it. Look in any high school classroom, any undergraduate English seminar, any coffee shop in any urban area in any pocket of the planet and you'll find more strong writers, poets, and lyricists rhapsodizing on their heavy hearts and empty wallets than skin cells on your knuckles. Strong writing is table stakes in today's musical marketplace. But you're not looking for table stakes: you're looking for excellence.

Having spent over a decade sharpening the skills of a poet and a lyricist, including a tenure at one of America's most competitive creative writing MFA programs, I'm prepared to take your sheets to that next level. Sure, I've been published and have published the work of others as an editor, and yes I've worked closely with some the top poets and writers working in America today, but you and I both are starving for the kind of great lyricism and songwriting that brought us to make music in the first place. Let me turn your strong writing into stellar writing, your good work into great work, your table stakes into high stakes. Let me bring out the best in you.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by User 2.
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    I've written this before, and if I'm lucky enough to win more of his business I'm sure I'll be writing it again: Dave's the dream client and an inspired musician to boot. I'm not only excited to work for him; I'm excited about the work he's doing. One to watch!

  2. Review by User 2.
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    Once again, David plays the role of the dream client. He's a great songwriter, so it's easy to get inspired when working for him, he's prompt and precise in his communication, and his expectations are clear and realistic. I feel fortunate to have had repeat business from him.

  3. Review by User 2.

    Dave and I have worked together on numerous occasions, and I've long been envious of his command of language, his ability to develop lyrics that are both musical and meaningful. His background in poetry has clearly equipped him with the workflow to generate lyrics to a professional artistic standard in a short amount of time. It's mysterious to me how he can do it, but that's why I'm thankful for the opportunity to hire him. He can make abstraction accessible and turn trite turns of phrase into timeless expressions of the human condition. You won't regret his influence on your work.

Terms Of Service

Typical turn-around time is 3-5 days, after which I'll offer two rounds of revision in just as many days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Joni Mitchell
Gear Highlights
  • KRK Rokit 5 G4 Monitors
  • Ableton Push
  • a suite of guitars
  • keyboard
  • Protools
  • Live 10.
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