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#1124203 - 02/17/17 09:22 PM No One Cares About Songwriters  
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Their names in parentheses
In tiny print
Nobody wants to
Give them a cent
The singers get love
The bands get laid
The poor songwriters
Never get paid

No One Cares About Songwriters
Faceless and unknown
They're anonymous
Living in shadows
No One Cares About Songwriters
Unless it's Dylan
Or Paul McCartney
Who've made a killing

They seldom get credit
And when they do
It's never enough
Never their due
This way of things
Is so wrong
Cos we all know
It starts with song

Elvis got the girls
Though he didn't write
The brains are called nerds
It just ain't right

No One Cares About Songwriters
Faceless and unknown
They're anonymous
Living in shadows
No One Cares About Songwriters
Unless it's Dylan
Or Paul McCartney
Who've made a killing

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#1124212 - 02/18/17 10:19 AM Re: No One Cares About Songwriters [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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So True but without the Original Songs there would be NOTHING.

#1124241 - 02/18/17 04:29 PM Re: No One Cares About Songwriters [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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People don't realize that songs are written. For that matter, they don't really realize that songs are arranged, recorded, produced, played, and sung. They just hear the finished product. Only other songwriters realize that the song had to be written

Hey when you drink a beer, do you care who brewed it? Do you care, who rolled the paper on to your toilet paper? You just buy it and use it.

Same thing

#1124247 - 02/18/17 05:19 PM Re: No One Cares About Songwriters [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Hi Jim,good one, reminded me a Dr Hook song, Everybodys making it big but me,
a wee bit about the toil and midnight oil would have been nice,
all the best,john


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#1124248 - 02/18/17 05:38 PM Re: No One Cares About Songwriters [Re: John Paragreen]  
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Originally Posted by John Paragreen
Hi Jim,good one, reminded me a Dr Hook song, Everybodys making it big but me,
a wee bit about the toil and midnight oil would have been nice,
all the best,john


Thanks, John!

#1126751 - 04/19/17 07:09 PM Re: No One Cares About Songwriters [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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If you do it for the love of the art, who cares?


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#1126778 - 04/20/17 10:52 AM Re: No One Cares About Songwriters [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Before Dylan, the singer and songwriter were rather seldom one and the same. And yet there were many songwriters who seldom also performed who nevertheless made a big name for themselves as writers, such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Johnny Mercer. And many others of the modern era, most notably Dylan, Kristofferson and John Denver, made a name for themselves as songwriters before doing so as performers. Carole King is also in this category.


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