I’m not really a lyrics guy. To me, the voice is just another instrument in the band and as long as it sounds good, I don’t much care what the singer is saying. Guys like Jagger and Roth are my preference.
Once in while however, you find someone like Brett Dennen who’s a poet that can also write a good song. This one’s a bit of an oldie- I Shazam’d it on an episode of House – but it holds up. Beautiful and thoughtful words always do.
All along, all I’ve really wanted to be is a writer. So now I tell people that’s what I am, even though I haven’t earned a dime being a writer.
That being said, I’ll confess that once a day, every day, I wish I was still a musician. That was the one time in my life when I was cool.