The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #172197   Message #4167601
Posted By: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
15-Mar-23 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: Discussion: Ian Dury
Subject: RE: Discussion: Ian Dury
I think of my failed songs, the ones that never make it to performance, as poems, which sometimes do make it to performance.

The song has something extra that adds to the poem and makes it a different experience.

I agree with Ian Dury that he was a songwriter, not a pure poet.