My favorite songs are not
pop, country, rap, or metal.
It takes more than titles
to earn my affections.

My songs don’t start with a couple
and end with a kiss;
those dime-store romances
are a dollar-a-dozen.

I don’t like the clubbing kids –
it’s really not my scene.
And gospel tends to get me down,
there’s too much brimstone in my blood.

The songs which make me sway
are the ones within songs
about the grace and inspiration
that kickstarted an artist’s soul.

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