Lyle Lovett: “Writing is hard.”

Lyle Lovett songwriting

Admitting the truth is the hardest part. I have always loved that Lyle is unafraid to release an entire album of covers when the originals don’t come easy.

There are only a couple of originals on the new album. The writing process seems to come slowly to you.

“Yeah, I’m not the kind of writer that can wake up and say, “Okay, I’m gonna write a song today,” and have that song be the kind I would want to record. The songs of mine that I end up liking are songs that come from real experience. They’re like chapter titles in my life. I struggle with writing. Writing is hard. And the hardest part of writing is having a good idea to write to.”

from this short interview.

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