Almost any song you hear has a story encased in it, but the characters in that story often flutter in and out of existence, pushed aside by new chart toppers and more popular iTunes downloads. Give a song new life in story form.
Find a song that stirs you in some way like You're Beautiful by James Blunt or Incomplete by Backstreet Boys or Janie's Got a Gun by Aerosmith or The Christmas Shoes by Newsong or Ohio by CSNY and write from the standpoint of the one relaying the song or as one of the persons in the song's setting and tell the story in your own words, give it a fresh spin.
Like maybe the girl in You're Beautiful is totally unaware of any charm she may possess since she's been overlooked by guys her whole life. She even had to lamely hire an escort to take her to her company gala so she wouldn't look like a loser. But when she catches an adorable guy on the subway looking at her, really looking at her...for the first time in her life, she wishes she were alone.
Stories are in everything, especially in music. Go find one and make it your own.
~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs.