Whoo! Back to writingforums with a little more experience, so I can say "I'm slightly bettah!" Okay, so in a few chapters I have a character who is about to sing a love song to someone, but he's singing it indirectly to her at a school's talent show. I've been listening to a lot of music lately and I'm thinking that I might have a good song to use a few lines from, but ever since I had the idea of this character singing a song, I've been worried about the effect it could have on publishing. So here's my question. If I give the name of the artist and song used, does it okay the use of the song in the book? (I'm personally thinking that it doesn't, but who better to ask than a bunch of writers who've been where I am?) Are there any ways of having this character sing a song that's already been made without copyright infringement?