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Wed July 24, 2013
Guy Clark, Music's Master Craftsman, On Making Songs Last by Melissa Block
If you want to learn how to write a song — one that's built to last, with vivid characters and images that plant you squarely inside a scene — listen to .
Songwriters who revere Clark will tell you he crafts songs with the same precision and attention to detail he uses when he builds guitars. But Clark has a simpler, blunter explanation, as he told me with a glint in his eye when I visited him recently at his home in Nashville, Tenn.
"No bull- - - - means no bull- - - -, know what I mean?" Clark says.