“From my experience, I can count on one of Billy Joe Shaver’s hands the number of times that a song was purely inspiration. The vast majority of the time, I get a verse, or a chorus, and that’s it – the rest is work. And you have to learn to do it to be great. But you can learn how the mechanics work, and you can get better at it.”
— Steve Earle (in an interview with San Francisco Examiner)
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