Songwriting Confidential #21

What's left in the end is the song, long after we all leave this jolly globe, only the song will grace the lips of some gallant rouge or roug-ette. Truth is, the Nashville outlaw music revolt was a tapestry of all the little puzzle pieces that was stitched together over long courageous years by defiant misfits and hooligans who dared say no to regimented art who plunged into whirlpools of gut wrenching expose's of their personal joys and miseries. Outlaw music is the sacred confessional of those who sought redemption from their wasted beautiful souls and turned brutal honesty into a glistening art form. It is one thing to write songs, but it's another to crucify yourself publicly to a melody and sing it with hope in your eyes and a smile on your face.