What’s the secret to writing a song?
It’s as much as striking when the iron’s hot, as having anything to say.
Songs tell a story with as few words as possible
The thing about song writing: You just have to keep plugging away. A song isn’t like writing a book, But nor does it write itself. Take for instance Don’t Need to Know (Where You Are Tonight). It popped into my mind out of the blue. I didn’t ask any questions, I just started writing it down. As for the cowboy, it may be me and it may be somebody else. Or maybe it became me over time, or maybe its someone I used to know. Or maybe its a story that needed to be told. Songs take on a life of their own even for the people who bring them to life.