Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: Showstoppers like "A House is Not a Home"

and "Walk on By" were hummable because of Burt [Bacharach] . But they were memorable because of Hal [David]. He did what no one does now, and few did in the past: create stories within the rhymes. You can identify with the songs because of the words in them, and the notions that are expressed.

from Showbiz 411: Hal David, Genius and Gentle Poet of Hit Songs, 91


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