Stephen Schrum/MUSOFYR

Lyrics for your music

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Compelling poetic lyrics that play with language. Do you want catchphrases or "ooh babys"? That's not me.

I've been a lyricist for years, always in search of a composer. With GarageBand I have been creating my own musical settings for my words. I have also written lyrics for several self-produced musicals (Iphigenia, Peer Gynt, and Dog Assassin.

For a joke, I will often come up with new lyrics for a well-known song on the spot, so I have a talent for molding the lyrics to a specific melody and rhythm. I do tend to write lyrics that are more poetic and imagistic, and also do story-songs well.

You can hear samples of my previous songs on my youtube channel ( and also sample my poetry and lyrics at smashwords (

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

Interview with Stephen Schrum/MUSOFYR

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon (and other projects) is a major inspiration; he writes brilliantly and evocatively. For dramatic writing, Stephen Sondheim, also for economy of phrasing that includes the necessary imagery.

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: In the past I have supplied composers with complete lyrics, and edit as needed. I have also taken melody lines and ideas, and composed lyrics.

Terms Of Service

I am a college professor, so turn-around time slows down around productions; summers are free and clear. Let me edit/revise your lyrics ($50).

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