There has been a recent drive to encourage writers to fill their songs with content and doctrine. I think this has been a wonderful challenge. However my fear is that we go too far. That we end up with songs packed so densely with content, that they are impossible to sing and remember. The aim has to be both substance and simplicity. To convey a profound mystery in a simple lyric takes great skill and thought. A message can be easily lost and blurred by a barrage of words.

   
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