I recorded around 8 songs on my home system, all instrumental, basically just to get up and running with the technique, etc.
The best song (in other people's opinion) was the one where I composed a melody specifically to fit lyrics a friend had already written.
I've had these lyrics going for a while, got the instrumental groove going over the last few weeks, finally realized the music and the lyrics were made for each other, so I edited the lyrics to fit the groove better. So last night I recorded the backing tracks, whipped out the mic, and realized I hadn't a clue HOW to sing the lyrics.
I could sort of hear them in my mind, but not well enough to sing them. Tried growling them, tried singing them, ??? Couldn't get the phrasing right, couldn't decide on a register to sing it in.
My considered opinion - all versions of what I sang last night before posting this SUCK!!