John Prine's Interview with The Guardian

‘I’m not writing poetry, I’m writing lyrics’ – Interview with The Guardian

November 10, 2016

John recently chatted with The Guardian for his new record ‘For Better, or Worse’ and touched on the way he writes a song and the theme for the next record.

“If I wanted to be a poet, I’d write poetry. I know what poetry is. I’m not writing poetry, I’m writing song lyrics. Whatever the subject is, I’m trying to write as well about that subject as I possibly can but still within the confines of a song. I’m not trying to put my words down as a poem set to music. To me, that’s a different thing,” he says. “But I like the idea of it being accepted.”

Read the rest of the article with The Guardian HERE.