Friday, May 16, 2008

Suzanne Vega on Songwriting

There is a nice piece Suzanne Vega wrote about her song Pale Cowboy in the NY Times and how she pondered over the lyrics.

If your friend is an orchid then you are a rose.
Upright and thorny against your horizon.
Still solitary with all petals closed.
In the heat when the heart’s desert sun is arising.

In the song she refers to men as a rose and an orchid. It's a delve into a songwriter's psyche and an enlightening read.

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