Have you ever heard a parent tell their toddler to use their words? That's how I feel about writing. This Song captured me partly because of the lyrics.
Lord, make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother
She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors
Who would've thought forever could be severed
by the sharp knife of a short life
The writer uses words to make metaphors that create interesting images. She created a mood with her words, which is so important for us to do in our books.
Do your words evoke the mood you're going for in a particular scene? What about your metaphors? Have you ever heard this song before?