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What comes first? The music or the lyrics? That’s probably the most-asked question about songwriting, and the answer is simply, “yes”. (As in, “Yes, the music or the lyrics definitely come first”.) Every song is different, and every one has a different starting point.
Some songs – most of mine, actually – start with a title. In this podcast, I talk about how the song “High and Lonesome” came about. Also included in this podcast is a promo for The Great American Music Hour podcast, and a live cut of “High and Lonesome”, recorded at the Canyon Acoustic Society House Concert we played last month.
Here are some links to go with the show. I mention these in the podcast:
- The lyrics to High and Lonesome.
- My Musicpage, which includes a streaming cut of the CD version (look for it on the jukebox).
- Purchase the track “High and Lonesome” from Itunes
- The Great American Music Hour Podcast