In an earlier post I argued--not altogether convincingly even to myself--that songwriters should not be considered "poets." Basically, I said it is an apples to oranges comparison--each genre's aims and tools are so different as to be nearly unrelated.
Over the last few years I've read a lot of literary theory and will frankly admit that most of it just doesn't make a dent. It comes in, curls up in my brainpan like a very fat, very disagreeable cat and goes to sleep, occasionally waking up to bat around my
Our lives would be so much better if everyone had their own horn section. John Prine is a songwriter I admire a lot. I can’t listen to any of the many covers of “Angel from Montgomery” without getting all wistful and gooey inside.
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