As a poet, I’m drawn to certain songs simply for their storytelling value. I’m also a fan of the use of meter in songs. One of my favorites is “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles.
I’ve often wanted to write a song (even though I am not a good singer and don’t play any instruments!) and I find the process of writing songs interesting. It is similiar to poetry, but then again, also very different. If you’re like me I think you’ll enjoy this New Yorker article where Paul McCartney talks about writing “Eleanor Rigby.”
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