I am a guitarist and singer as a hobby and I have had a slight interest in writing some of my own songs. I have some good riffs in place but when I think of words that go with them, I go blank. Almost losing the riff in the process. So my questions are these: Is it better to write the words to a song first and then try and compose the music or vice versa? What are some ways to channel the mood of the song into words? My riffs have a distinctive feel to them but no real subject of course. Any ideas? Any other tips to get started?