I’M going to let you in on a secret to songwriting – the words are what matter, not the music.
A love for great literary works, authors or poets is not a prerequisite to be a lover of words. It doesn’t necessarily mean devouring the canonical whole to find great meaning or wisdom within the prose. A love for wit and turns of phrase is a better start. Sometimes, the best and most profound lyrics are out there waiting in others’ conversations. You just need a prying ear.